Summer skincare: 8 beauty tips for glowing skin
It's a fact: our skin changes in summer and unfortunately, for the most part, it's not for the better (we're looking at you pigmentation, wrinkles and sunburn...) The warmest months call for a seasonal update to your beauty bag. Check out our tips for managing the sun and heat with hardworking products for face and body.
Plump, hydrated skin is the best summer accessory so give it a big drink with a dose of hyaluronic acid. This superstar ingredient is naturally occurring in our bodies and is a magnet for moisture, so when applied to skin makes it look soft, dewy, nourished and radiant. It works on all skin types and delivers essential, gentle hydration when skin most needs it. These two options cover the both spendy and savey options. NIVEA Urban Skin Defence +48h Moisture Boost Day Cream, $12.99 and Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum, $105
Sunscreen is essential every day (not just in summer) to protect us from damaging and aging UVA and UVB rays – which are even beamed out in blue light from our devices! The feel of it can put lots of people off though, which is where Nivea’s new Shine Control formulation comes in. It contains antioxidants that mattify skin so it won’t feel greasy, so it’s perfect worn everyday alone or under makeup. Nivea Sun UV Face Shine Control SPF50, $13.99
Mask the problem
Long days under the blazing sun can leave skin feeling tight and parched, so applying a thick layer of a deeply hydrating face mask is a pampering and practical treat. A line extension of the popular Rosewater Hydration range, Natio’s Deep Hydration Face Mask,$23.50, mask infuses skin with vital nutrients when applied in a thick layer and left for at least 10 minutes.
A lightweight tint is often all you need on your face in warmer weather for an evened-out complexion and healthy glow. BB cream is a great option for good hydration and antioxidant and pollution protection, plus Garnier’s latest version, Skin Active Naturals BB Cream, $17.49, contains 90% natural origin ingredients.
The beauty supplement business is positively booming – it makes so much sense to treat all the skin all over your body, not just your face, especially in summer. Marine collagen is a renowned ingredient for supporting beauty from the inside out, helping to restore and protect skin that’s lost its tone and texture over time. We love homegrown options Go Healthy Go Beautiful Skin Collagen Support, $49.90 and re.skin, $169.95.
The glow up
When in doubt, get glowing! For special nights out and summer soirees, apply a body lotion with a subtle shimmer, like Linden Leaves Gold Body Lotion, $64. Light reflecting pigments make limbs appear longer and will always look fabulous in photos.
As we all know, or really should by now, the only safe tan is a fake one and there are a veritable plethora of shades, formulations and finishes to choose from these days. Top tips: Always exfoliate and remove hair the day prior and use a mitt for the best streak-free application. We’re loving these two new additions for the beauty counter this summer so far, St Tropez Purity Bronzing Water Mousse, $59.95 and Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Foam, $29.99.
Go for a poppy lip. Classic red mixed with vibrant orange creates the perfect modern summer shade. Look for a high shine formula with intense pigment and good moisturisation like DB Longwear Lipstick in Orange Poppy, $11.99.
bh loves: Nivea Sun UV Face Shine Control SPF50, $13.99, Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Foam, $27.99, Go Healthy Go Beautiful Skin Collagen Support, $29.90, NIVEA Urban Skin Defence +48h Moisture Boost Day Cream, $12.99, Linden Leaves Gold Body Lotion, $64, DB Longwear Lipstick in Orange Poppy, $11.99, re.skin, $169.95, Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum, $105, Natio Deep Hydration Face Mask,$23.50 Garnier Skin Active Naturals BB Cream, $17.49, St Tropez Purity Bronzing Water Mousse, $59.95
Main image: Michael Rooke for Fashion Quarterly Issue 1, 2019
Do you have a beauty product you swear by during summer?