With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how your beauty routines and regimens will have to change once the weather does a one-eighty.
In the winter, one of the most important parts of protecting your skin is making sure that you have enough moisture. But during the summer, some of your skin concerns might be different. So to help you figure out what adjustments you should be making, here are three ways to keep your skin beautiful during the summer months.
Keep Up With Moisturizing
Just because you’re not having to deal with the harsh, cold air outside doesn’t mean that you can forget about moisturizing in the summer. In fact, if you spend most of your summer in air conditioning, you should be very concerned about how to keep your skin moisturized and supple with all of this drying air.
With this in mind, Leah Prinzivalli, a contributor to Allure.com, advises that you continue to moisturize your skin every day. Because you’ll likely be spending more time outside now that the weather is nicer, the moisturizer that you apply to your skin will not only help to keep away dryness, but it will also help to protect your skin from pollutants and other things that can be found in the air. This will help to rid your skin of impurities and imperfections. Just make sure that when you pick a summertime moisturizer, you choose one that isn’t too heavy and won’t make your skin sticky or sweaty when out in the heat.
Try Using Less Makeup
To help moisturize your skin and protect it from the cold, you may have found yourself using more makeup during the winter months. However, in the summer, Wendy Rose Gould, a contributor to Real Simple, suggests that you lighten up your makeup usage.
Especially if you’re going to be spending any amount of time outside in the heat, you likely don’t want to wear a lot of heavy makeup. Rather than making you and your skin look better, you may find that heavy makeup runs as you sweat in the sun, which won’t look pretty on anyone. So instead of putting on a full-face of makeup, try using just a tinted moisturizer or BB cream.
Protect Your Lips
It’s not only the skin on your face that you should be thinking about during the summer. Your lips are also going to be out in the sun and heat just as much as the rest of your face.
To best protect your lips from the damage of the sun and heat, Dulce Zamora, a contributor to WebMD.com, advises that you start using a lip balm with SPF. This way, every time you apply the lip balm on your dry lips, you’ll also be protecting them from the sun’s rays, too.
If you’re unsure how to change up your skin and beauty routine as summer gets closer, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn what to do.