Tips for doing your makeup in the summer time
So no one wants to look like a mess all summer. Or at least most of us don’t! But makeup and summer heat (and humidity!) are not always friends. But thankfully there are things we can do to make our summer makeup look better and stay longer. Below I share my tips for doing your makeup in the summer time so you can look and feel your best even when it’s 100 degrees outside!
Tips for doing your makeup in the summer time
Hot weather makeup tips:
Prep your skin:
Start with a clean, well-moisturized face. Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin. Apply a sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Sunscreen is incredibly important for several reasons:
- Protection against harmful UV rays: Sunscreen helps protect your skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun. There are two types of UV rays that can reach the Earth’s surface: UVA and UVB. Both UVA and UVB rays can cause skin damage, including sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer.
- Prevention of sunburn: Sunburn occurs when the skin is overexposed to UV radiation. It can cause redness, pain, peeling, and blistering. Sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) helps to prevent sunburn by reducing the amount of UV radiation that reaches your skin.
- Reduced risk of skin cancer: Prolonged and repeated exposure to UV radiation is a significant risk factor for developing skin cancer, including both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Regularly using sunscreen can help lower your risk of skin cancer by shielding your skin from harmful UV rays.
- Prevention of premature aging: UV radiation is a major contributor to premature skin aging. It can lead to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of skin elasticity. Sunscreen helps to protect your skin against these effects, keeping your skin looking younger and healthier.
Use a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturizer:
Opt for a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturizer with a natural or matte finish. Heavy or full-coverage foundations can feel heavy and melt off in the heat. Apply sparingly and blend well.
Remember that your foundation can make you feel even warmer in the summer so keep that in mind!
Set with a powder:
Set your foundation or tinted moisturizer with a light dusting of translucent powder. This helps to control shine and increase the longevity of your makeup. Focus on the T-zone or any areas prone to oiliness.
Waterproof and long-lasting products:
Choose waterproof or long-lasting formulas for your eye makeup, such as waterproof mascara and long-wearing eyeliner. This will help prevent smudging and running, even in hot and humid conditions.
Waterproof makeup is designed to resist or repel water, allowing it to stay intact and unaffected even when exposed to moisture. Here’s how waterproof makeup typically works:
- Formulation: Waterproof makeup products, such as mascara, eyeliner, foundation, or lipstick, are formulated with ingredients that create a barrier on the skin or lashes. These ingredients are usually water-resistant or have a hydrophobic (water-repelling) property.
- Film-forming agents: Waterproof makeup often contains film-forming agents that create a thin, flexible layer on the skin or lashes. These agents form a protective barrier that helps prevent water from penetrating or dissolving the makeup.
- Silicone-based ingredients: Many waterproof makeup products contain silicone-based ingredients like dimethicone or cyclomethicone. These ingredients create a smooth and water-repellent film on the skin, reducing the chances of water or sweat affecting the makeup.
While waterproof makeup is designed to withstand water and moisture to some extent, it is important to note that it is not entirely impervious. Heavy exposure to water, such as swimming or prolonged submersion, can still cause some breakdown or smudging of waterproof makeup. Additionally, excessive rubbing or touching of waterproof makeup may also compromise its longevity.
To remove waterproof makeup, you may need to use a specific makeup remover designed to break down and dissolve the water-resistant ingredients. Be careful because the process of removing the makeup can be a lot of product and rubbing which could make your eyes and/or skin irritated!
Opt for cream or liquid blush and highlighter:
Cream or liquid formulas tend to blend better and give a more natural-looking finish in the summer. They also tend to last longer compared to powder formulas. Apply with your fingers or a damp sponge for a seamless look.
Plus if you get a little sweaty it will just blend into your makeup look!
Set your makeup with a setting spray:
After applying your makeup, use a setting spray to lock everything in place. Setting sprays not only help your makeup last longer but can also provide a refreshing and cooling effect.
Keep your eye makeup simple:
Opt for a minimal eye makeup look to avoid smudging and creasing. Use neutral or waterproof eyeshadows and a waterproof eyeliner for a more long-lasting effect. Avoid heavy eyeshadow application, as it can lead to creasing and smudging.
Use a lip stain or long-wearing lipstick:
Instead of heavy lipsticks, go for lip stains or long-wearing liquid lipsticks that offer staying power. They are less likely to melt or smear in the heat. Top with a lip balm or gloss for added hydration.
Keep blotting papers handy to absorb excess oil and shine throughout the day. Gently blot the T-zone or any areas prone to oiliness, without rubbing or smudging your makeup.
Carry a touch-up kit:
Pack a small makeup bag with essentials like powder, a travel-sized brush, blotting papers, and your lip product of choice. This way, you can touch up your makeup throughout the day if needed.
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