Summer is finally here! Spending more time outside in the sun also means taking more care of your skin. It’s our largest organ and for slow aging it is crucial to look after it and invest in high quality products. With our skin and beauty must-haves, your skin is prepped for long sunny days!
First of all treat yourself once in a while with a nourishing face mask. Once a week try an exfoliating mask. We recently found the AHA & BHA peeling solution by The Ordinary. This helps to improve your skin radiance and it preps your face for the further steps. The famous avocado nourishing hydration mask by Kiehl’s says it all, it’s the perfect pamper day face mask as it gives your skin all the nutrients and moisture it needs. For the eyes we LOVE the Chanel eye mask patches for its lifting and anti-wrinkle effect.
To prep your skin for makeup and further products, it’s important to hydrate it first. The luxurious Crème de la Mer does its job very well!
For an eye-lifting effect we recommend the skin caviar eye complex by La Prairie. It helps or nearly prevents ageing skin and reduces wrinkles and lines by keeping it moisturised.
You cannot skip sunscreen. Especially in summer!
Even when it’s cloudy or you’re sitting in the shade, SPF is a MUST. We’ve got you covered with some silky and mattifying sunscreen products, which aren’t greasy at all. Our favourite is the Sensai silky bronze protective cream SPF 15. For even more protection use SPF 50 (UV Protection cream SPF 50 by SHISEIDO). SPF means sun protection factor and indicates, how much longer it protects your skin from UV-light, for example a products with SPF 30 protects your skin 30 times longer as your skin (without protection) would.
For foundation we use a lightweight one in summer. The La Mer soft fluid foundation lasts all day and still covers blemishes and redness. For more coverage and a quick touch-up we prefer the skin caviar concealer by La Prairie.
Blow a kiss
You can never go wrong with a nude lip. Especially in summer where we tend to wear more colour, nude makeup completes the look and makes it more effortless. For a fuller lip use a lip maximizer. They are everywhere and do have a great effect. Like this one by Dior Beauty. They come in all different colours and have a glossy feel to it. Another favourite is the simple lip color by Tom Ford. They also come in different shades and the texture is heavenly.
Make it glow
Finish your makeup with some highlight and bronzer. And this one comes in extra handy because it’s a three in one product. The Estée Lauder bronze goddess trio is perfect for on the go and gives you the perfect glowy finish for any occasion. Here’s a similar one by Dior Beauty and more affordable from Becca Cosmetics and it’s so pretty.
To make sure your body is prepped and super soft, use a gentle body scrub like this coco rose body polish from Herbivore. After that it is important to moisturise your skin with a rich body lotion. We love the scent of the shimmer body lotion by & other stories that smells like coconut! To finish off your body with some shimmer we love the bronze goddess shimmering hair & body oil.