A Busy Woman's Guide to Getting a Summer Glow

August 3rd, 2017 at 2:00am

Summer is here, and it only reminds us that our free time in the sunshine is slim. I am here to tell you that there is a way to maintain that summer glow, even if you don’t have the time. I’ll be showing you how to get that summer glow through your skincare, makeup, and hair care routines.

1—Skincare. Before achieving that summer glow, you need to have a good routine that cares for your skin. The basis is having a nice face wash. It is important to clear your pores after a long day enduring dirt, sweat, makeup, and the changing temperature; these factors can affect your skin poorly. I’ve developed a close relationship with my good friend Mario—Mario Badescu that is. I use the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel every day and every night followed by Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. This moisturizer will give you that sun-kissed glow, and also contains SPF which protects skin against harmful UV rays.

2—Makeup. During the summer, I always tell people to keep it light when it comes to your face makeup. You don’t need a cakey face. I like to use Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation because it’s not overly shiny or matte. It has a nice balance between the two. This is my favorite foundation because it has great coverage while looking natural. I usually pair this foundation with a couple sweeps of a soft pink blush and Hoola Matte Bronzer Mini when I want to add more shape and structure to my face. Since it is summertime, I like to keep the eyes very bright and light as well. Nude colors such as the creams, browns, and light pinks work best in my opinion. For the lip, I like to apply Buxom Wildly Whipped Soft Matte Lip Color in Criminal. After applying makeup, a setting spray will provide that refreshing summer vibe.

3—Haircare. Hair can get very damaged in the summer time with the wind, UV rays, chlorine, salt water, and air conditioning. These can cause hair to become frizzy, dry, or brittle. My hair endures all of these things, but one of my secrets to making it bounce back is keratin oil. It took me too long to figure out this secret, but ever since my discovery, I never use anything else. Adding keratin back into your hair makes it smoother and healthier. It helps with heat damage and frizz while strengthening the structure of your hair. Keratin can come in the form of a spray, shampoo, or conditioner. I prefer the Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo and conditioner.

What are your favorite products to use in the summertime? Let me know in the comments below!