From learning how to best protect your delicate skin from the harmful UV rays to finding out exactly how to get the perfect faux glow, featured here are 11 popular beauty bloggers’ best summer skincare tips for looking fierce and fabulous this summer.
Having tested and reviewed hundreds of beauty and skincare products, these beauty bloggers certainly know a thing or two about what truly works.
Summer Skincare Tips from Beauty Bloggers
When it comes to summer skincare, below are beauty tips that show how to minimize the damaging effects of the summer sun (which causes wrinkles, sun spots, and skin cancer), but also how to look gorgeous from head-to-toe all season long.
Laurie Mueller (the voice behind Eye for Elegance) loves inspiring “everyday elegance, beauty, and joy” via her blog. To keep skin looking beautiful, her best summer skincare tips include using “an invisible, non-pore clogging sunblock to apply below makeup (e.g. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70), ensuring the skin is evenly and thoroughly protected.” She also recommends using “a lip balm with SPF 15 or higher (e.g. Nivea A Kiss Of Protection with SPF 30).” Plus of course, “a wide-brim, woven summer hat for stylish coverage, (and) a light, white wrap to drape over shoulders and arms, diffusing direct midday sun.”
Stacie (also known as the Makeup Obsessed Mom), is not only obsessed with beauty products, but also believes we should be “kind to others and do what you love”. To keep skin in tip top shape during summer, her best summer skincare tip is to use “products that multi-task. I use bb creams and cc creams for my foundation so that I’m getting good sun protection, moisturizer and good skincare benefits in a single product.”
Mercedes (of Beyond Beauty Lounge) is a self-proclaimed “beauty product junkie” who “can’t wait to get (her) hands on all of the latest and greatest products.” To help skin look radiant during summer, she says, “one key to glowing summer skin is to shift the way light reflects, add a little shimmer and a bit of color sans tanning. Start with a good exfoliation, follow with a rich moisturizer and finish off with a tinted lotion or body bronzer. Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil from The Body Shop works nice on all skin tones.”
Allison Cohen (the blogger behind Never Say Die Beauty) loves sharing “beauty ideas for women over 40” by sharing her “knowledge of beauty brands and products” with her readers. One of her best summer skincare tips for keeping skin looking good (no matter your age), is “don’t rely on your moisturizer & face makeup to protect you from the sun’s rays. Many moisturizers and makeup with SPF protect only against UVB but not against UVA, plus they don’t provide enough coverage. Use a separate sunscreen in addition to moisturizer and makeup.”
Courtney (from Phyrra: Beauty for the Bold) loves rainbow-colored hair, dramatic makeup, and inspiring her readers to have fun with their appearance. One of her favorite summer skincare tips is: “during the summer you may need to switch up your daily moisturizer with SPF for one that’s less moisturizing, but you should never skip the moisturizer or the SPF because it can cause your skin to produce more oil. After you apply your moisturizer with SPF, wait 15 minutes, then blot (I use Nyx Green Tea Blotting Paper) your face, then apply your makeup. This will help your makeup to last longer.”
Nancy Houlmont (of Beauty411) loves to “inspire, inform, and indulge”. Her blog features “daily beauty product reviews, the latest in skin care, makeup tips and techniques and beauty news.” To keep skin looking great this season, she suggests we “do a thorough exfoliation at least a day before you plan to use a self-tanner to get rid of dead skin cells. Shave your legs at that time. Then lightly moisturize knees, hands, elbows and ankles. Applying too much moisturizer can interfere with the self-tanner’s active ingredients, leaving you with a patchy result. If you do notice some streaking after self-tanner application, scrubbing with lemon juice will lighten/even out.”
Jess Scull (who writes the blog, Love For Lacquer) believes that “glamour is a state of mind”. She loves sharing her favorite beauty tips and tricks with over 2 million Facebook followers. To keep our pouts in picture perfect shape all summer long, she reminds us “don’t forget about your lips! Be sure to grab a lip balm with at least an SPF of 15 to avoid sun damage and signs of aging.”
Harshleen (of BeautyTidbits) enjoys sharing her “musings on fabulous beauty finds and tips” via her blog. When it comes to summer skincare tips, she exclaims, “our hands get a lot of sun exposure in summer, adding unwanted signs of aging, so never leave home without a hand cream with sunscreen in your purse (and get in the habit of reapplying!). It’s the single best thing you can do to keep your hands looking young and gorgeous for years to come!”
Lisa Marie Heath (the voice behind Cosmetic Sanctuary) regularly shares “cosmetic product reviews and swatches” via her beauty blog. One of her best summer skincare tips is, “protect the sensitive skin on your scalp! It’s usually overlooked when applying sunscreen. Invest is a good sunscreen spray to cover the exposed portion of scalp, usually where you part your hair. This will avoid an uncomfortable burn as well as the inevitable peeling.”
Sheila Arkee (behind the beauty blog, Painted Ladies) loves educating, inspiring, and empowering her readers. As “a beauty writer and makeup artist with a lifetime of love for the beauty industry”, she knows industry secrets for looking fabulous. One of her best summer skincare tips is, “for those of us who have oily skin, a light layer of Milk of Magnesia applied before makeup is an excellent oil absorber.”
Shipra Taneja (of Taneja’s Bride) enjoys sharing “beauty and trends worldwide”. Relative to summer skincare tips, she says, “if you struggle with SPF, then make sure you use a CC Cream or Foundation with SPF in it, so that you can always keep your face protected. I recommend Jouer Cosmetics Moisture Matte Tint with SPF 15. If you need more protection, prime with Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer with SPF 50.”
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