You can wear minimal makeup this summer and still look amazing! Here are some tips to get your skin summer-ready.
LIPS: One of the best ways to highlight great skin is with the perfect shade of lipstick. But summer time can often lead to burnt, dry, chapped lips which makes that magical lip color not appear to be so magical. Smooth and condition your lips before applying lip color with a good lip scrub. Sara Happ Lemonade Lip Scrub is perfect for summer with a light, sweet lemon scent that will scrub those rough lips smooth.
Body: By now you may have heard all the rage about dry brushing techniques, which provide both internal and external benefits for the body. Removing dead skin, improving circulation, improving skin texture are just a few! Our blushTV host Thu swears by it and says it makes all the difference when slipping into that bikini. After using a dry brush, she says her skin texture improved tremendously, sporting a tighter and smoother look. It even helps smooth out the appearance of cellulite! That’s enough to get me to try it, and it’s on my list of next purchases.
Eyes: Long, healthy lashes are in high demand and with long lashes comes more attention to the eye area so it’s important to take good care of both. My favorite eye serum right now is Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes. This dual action serum works quickly to firm the eye area in just 10 minutes of applying while conditioning the lashes to enhance the look, volume and shine. Application for this serum is a bit different from most eye creams but it’s just as simple. Just massage a drop of serum on your fingertips and then close your eyes and apply with light pressure to the entire eye area. Make sure to smooth over the lash area from the inner to outer corner and do not tug or pull on the skin as it is very delicate.
Face: Daily application of sunscreen is, of course, a must for the face, but it’s also important to give your face a break from the sun and repair any damage that has been done. Retinol is the best ingredient you can put on your skin to fend off those first signs of aging, but you need to be patient to see the results. Retinol could take months to see results so it is important to stick with it and not give up too soon. Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate contains a high concentration of pure retinol to repair the visible signs of aging while Hyaluronic acid plump and smooth skin to minimize expression lines. It only needs to be used once a day and can be layered under your other moisturizers. This is a great item to use on your face and neck to repair damaged skin just as long as you avoid over-exposure to UV rays.
Are you ready to step up your skin care game? Make great skin your best accessory this summer.