Summer is coming and so is the humidity! I am always switching up my skincare and my makeup right about now- and I thought I'd update you on some of the products I'm trying out and some that I swear by! Read on for all of my picks!
Let's start with skincare. It's the best way to adjust to the weather and to create the perfect base for makeup to be applied on.
I recently got to try thisElemis Peptide Kit and as I started using it, all I could think about was humid days. The face wash is amazing and somehow makes skin soft while also removing excess oil. The day cream leaves a matte finish which is hard for moisturizers to do- and it kept my oily t-zone at bay all day! The night oil is also amazing and my skin drank it up like nothing! Left no greasy residue, but yet gave my skin the moisture it needed. Even if you're oily, you still need to add moisture to your skin- in fact, oil production is often due to a lack of oil in the first place! The value here is amazing too!
I believe that moisture is the key to preventing the signs of aging- and in recent years I have become obsessed with avoiding dry skin at all costs. Even in summer humidity, I like to keep my skin moist- I'll take shine over flakes any day. Josie Maran Argan Oil is so amazing with its essential fatty acids- it helps with anti-aging and always leaves me glowing. In summer If I ever stop using it I miss it, so summer months were leaving me wanting to work it back into my routine. If you're like me and want the benefits of oil but not the fallout- try this Argan Oil Light formula. Leaves a matte finish but still gives a glow!
Finding a primer that worked for me took months... or was it years? I finally found one that leaves such a pretty finish before makeup and it's totally budget-friendly. This No7 Primer has made all the difference- the girls at work are even hooked! It's all you need for long-lasting makeup!
Next up is foundation. The aforementioned products will definitely help you tried and true foundation beat the heat- but if you tend to switch things up come summer- I've got a great recommendation for you. This It Cosmetics Oil Free foundation became a favorite of mine last summer and it's back in my rotation again this year! It erases pores and lasts ALL DAY! It definitely it a thicker formula than the oil-based version, which is to be expected- but that's what helps it last. I found that having Argan Oil as a base helped it glide on that much easier. There is an AMAZING kit for around $50 right now that you can snag too! It's definitely some of the best makeup for summer heat- the most summer-proof I've found! I've ever worn it through a workout and it's sweat-proof too!
Finally in summer months, I do face masks more than I do in winter. It helps keep my pores clear from sweaty workouts and walks at the park that require extra sunscreen. This Colleen Rothschild Detox mask catapulted to my new favorite and I know it will not let me down all summer long.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention sunscreen. I recently found this one and it is tinted with a radiance that makes glow while staying protected. Would be great under makeup as a primer too!
Here are a few more products that I use to add a subtle glow to my skin while keeping oil at bay!