When the seasons change, our beauty routines also tend to change. This can be from changing your moisturizer to the type of makeup you wear. Catering to your skins needs during each season is the best way to take care of it! Summer is just around the corner and I decided to create a list of some of the essentials you’ll need for the summer.
1. Anything with SPF
You heard it from your mom, now you’re hearing it from me. Protect your skin people! Wearing SPF everyday isn’t actually as hard as it seems. There are tons of moisturizers, BB creams and foundations that have SPF in them. Try to get it into your daily routine if you can. If you’re going to the beach, make sure you put on sunscreen every couple hours. The one I love is the Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen with an SPF of 55! While having a bronzy summer tan is nice, you’ll be grateful for taking care of your skin now.
TIP: Always avoid tanning beds! They cause damage to your skin and greatly increase your risk of getting melanoma. Take care of your skin now so that you don’t regret it when you’re older
2. Facial spray
The Mario Badescu Facial Spray is a refreshing and light mist that is really great for your skin and hair. Rose water is the main ingredient which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that can help with irritated skin. If you have a mild sunburn on your face, this spray will really help it calm down. It’s also great for finishing off your makeup or to just refresh yourself throughout the day.
TIP: Put the bottle in the fridge and spray it on your face when you want to cool down during the hot weather.
3. Bright nail polish
Pinks, blues, greens, you name it! If you never really treat yourself, getting a pedicure is the perfect way to welcome summer. Your feet have been congested wearing fuzzy socks and heavy boots all winter so now is the time to break out the fun colours and give your feet some love. Essie always has a great selection of colours and always releases a summer collection!
4. Waterproof mascara
Summer is Canada is dreadfully humid. You don’t want your mascara running or smearing all over your face. Wearing waterproof mascara is the best way to go to prevent it. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is one of my favourite drugstore mascaras in general and they also have it in waterproof! It’s also great for going to the beach or swimming.
5. Body scrub
Summer is the season for being sweaty and greasy. Nothing can be more refreshing than exfoliating your skin than a body scrub. The Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Body Scrub is perfect for leaving you feeling cooled afterwards, which is perfect for the summer!
TIP: After a shower, use aloe vera gel to moisturize your skin. Other moisturizers can be too heavy during the hot months. Aloe vera is also great for treating your skin after spending a day out in the sun.