Around the world, summer brings with it the desire to be more outdoors, to play sports outdoors, to sit by the windows and enjoy the warmth and sunlight. . In Pakistan, this mainly leads to the desire never to leave its air-conditioned rooms (and no power cuts). We get a little too much sun in this part of the world and that has a huge impact on our skin as well. In particular, women who go to work or young girls who go to school and college during the day are at risk of having skin lesions. Thus, long sunny days require an adapted skin routine. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This week you! has the perfect guide for you to summer skin essentials that will have you glowing even in the sweltering heat…
Refreshing Facial Cleansers
Summer face washes should be gentle enough not to strip the skin of its natural moisture. At the same time, formulations should deeply cleanse the epidermis to break down makeup, dirt, grime and heavy SPF residue. Cetaphil Daily Face Wash, CeraVe Foaming Face Wash, Drunk Elephant Beste™ #9 Jelly Cleanser are good options. However, CoNatural’s Tea Tree & Neem Face Wash is also an economical option.
Vitamin C serums
Skincare during the summer is difficult because you feel like you’re going to sweat from your product. However, this does not absolve your skin of the good care it deserves. While winters are also synonymous with hydration and deep hydration, in summer you just need a little healing. Vitamin C serums are going to be your best friend. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift 10% Vitamin C Concentrate, Pixi Vitamin-C Serum, Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum, Sunday Riley CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum or any other brand will do wonders for you. Pro tip: Store the serum in the fridge, it will also give you a soothing effect when you apply it.
Remember that your skin reacts differently in hot weather, so your winter moisturizer probably isn’t going to cut it during the hot summer months. It is very important to have an excellent lightweight moisturizer on hand at all times. There are many light and pleasant moisturizers on the market. Your keywords are “hydroboost”, “gel-based” and obviously “lightweight”. You can find a range at Neutrogena and there is also Calm Water Gel from Dermalogica.
We may pack sunscreen when we go on picnics or to outdoor places, but what we don’t realize is that sunscreen is actually the most important thing to pack when you go out. during the day. Otherwise, your skin suffers from harmful UV rays while on the go. For the best skin protection in the summer, use an SPF above 45+ and be sure to reapply every hour, especially if entering and exiting water. If you’re not a fan of the look or feel of sunscreen, try using moisturizers that contain sunscreen, like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer which has an SPF of 50. .
Replace heavy foundations with a breathable base, which is the best way to keep your skin healthy during the summer. Try multitasking formulas like tinted moisturizers, BB creams, or CC creams that hydrate skin while blurring blemishes with lightweight coverage. Bonus points for formulas enriched with SPF. There’s It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, Neutrogena’s Glowing Tinted Moisturizer for Healthy Skin, Milani Cosmetics’ Glow Skin Tint Moisturizer, and also L’Oréal’s True Match line.
If you’re looking for something super lightweight, try powder foundation. It may look like a simple face powder, but it’s actually so much more than that. It gives you a bit more coverage like wearing real foundation, but it feels like you have nothing on your skin. So you don’t have to coat your skin with layers and layers of heavy buildup. This is probably the lightest blanket you can get – perfect for summer! Some of the cult powder foundations can be found at L’Oréal and MAC
Oil Transfer Sheets
You can leave the house spotless, but 10 minutes will not pass and you will already feel like you are melting. So you sit there thinking what was the point of getting ready in the first place. Well, oil sheets are an amazing thing to have in this weather. Whether you’re dealing with heat or humidity, it’s way better than piling on powder to soak up shine. They soak up sweat and oil in the scorching heat without messing up your makeup. We’re sure these little paper saviors will be part of your daily skincare routine this summer.
Long Lasting Lipstick
Put away your creamy lipstick and stick it with something that will stay put, like a long-lasting lipstick! Lip smudges are a perfect middle ground for those times when you need your lipstick to not budge an inch in a host of precarious situations (like wearing a mask or sweating profusely). Luckily for us, lip stains no longer come in a few color options with drying formulas. These days, lip products have been given a much-needed upgrade with a barrage of color options and a variety of formulas and finishes. From classic Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint, or The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain, it’s sure to give you a natural-looking summer lip (and cheeks). Bonus: you can also use them on your cheeks to give you a healthy rosy glow that will last!
Mascara enhances the look in several ways. Not only does it darken lashes, but it can also lengthen and volumize for brighter, bigger eyes. It gives depth and definition to the eyes and “opens” the look. It really is a game changer. However, if you’re not a fan of smudged raccoon eyes, we suggest investing in a good waterproof mascara. This minimal effort addition is a great way to give your look a little extra (but natural) punch all summer long.
Last, but definitely not least, the perfect skincare tip to deal with the hot weather is to top it off with a cooling spray. It will keep your skin hydrated even in the worst heat. Simply spray the mist on your face for a refreshing mid-day pick-me-up. PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist, Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist and Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray are some of the cooling sprays that beauty lovers swear by.