Despite being in the middle of winter here, I know that many of you live in Brazil and are experiencing the hot climate, right?! I love this season, I am more alive and when I can, I always try to go to the beach. However, our skin is what suffers the most during these days… (I already felt it after I returned from my vacation in Mexico) this is why today came to give you some simple tips that I usually do to take care of my skin in summer. Take a look:
You all know that I am passionate about thermal water, right?! I love to apply it before I start my makeup (and after the makeup is complete), I know that many people think it is an unnecessary item, however the Thermal Water has fantastic benefits for the skin and resets the lost nutrients during the day, plus of course decreases the pores and moisturizes the skin. In the summer, I put mine in the fridge for a cool mist. I also usually carry a travel size one in my purse for a mist throughout the day. A nice tip is to carry one in your beach bag so you can spray before reapplying sunscreen. My favorite one is by Caudalie, it has a wonderful scent and soothes the skin!
It is not only in the winter time that we need to give special attention to our skin, summer, the salt water of the ocean, the swimming pool and the heat can all dry up our skin, so it is important to keep it always hydrated, but be cautious because usually the moisturizer that we usually use in winter is very oily and more powerful than we need for the summer. Each type of skin asks for a specific moisturizer, and only by testing them out that we managed to discover our favorite.
My favorite facial moisturizer is the Embryolisse, which usually works for all types of skin, but if your skin is very sensitive, try using the Dramatically Different by Clinique.
Our skin not only needs creams to keep hydrated but I found it valid to add this item on this list for everyone to remember even more so during this time of the year. Haha! Drink at least two liters of water per day for your skin and also for your health! After all, it’s worthless to spend tons of money with several skin products and forget to take care of our body.
Sunscreen should not only be applied when we are out on the sun tanning, it needs to be applied daily, even if we are spending the whole day inside. It is one of the most important products of my routine and I use it rigorously. In the summer I usually prefer shields that control oiliness throughout the day. On my day to day, my sunscreen comes from my BB Cream (Missha) haha, and even when I am at the beach I like to wear it.
CLEANSE THE SKIN
Every day before bedtime and in the morning, I rinse my face with a specific cleanser for my skin. It is important to sleep with the skin clean to not obstruct the pores and also to have it ready for moisturizers, sunscreens and makeup. I am passionate (since the beginning of the year) with the Korres Cleanser, which is a two in one, with a mild exfoliating soap – that takes away deeply all impurities leaving skin with a refreshing sensation. To intensify the cleanliness, I use a toner and my current favorite is the Clarifying Lotion 3 by Clinique. It helps to remove dead skin cells, improving the appearance and texture.
DO NOT EXAGGERATE WHEN APPLYING MAKEUP
Lastly my last tip! At least during the day, try not to exaggerate when doing your makeup especially in the summer. During the summer season, our skin wants something clean that won’t weigh down, and that’s why I always go for a BB Cream rather than foundation. Not only is the BB Cream super lightweight, but it also hydrates and has UV protection. It’s incredible!
What about you? What are your tips and tricks?!