Along with a fabulous hat, a golden faux tan and a bright pop of color on your nails, your Summer beauty routine should consist of light-weight products that protect and keep your skin looking it’s best. With that in mind, here’s what you should be using so you sizzle all summer long!

For a glowing complexion…

A hard-working sunscreen will be your everyday Summer essential. Look for one that includes zinc oxide which creates a physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen should be used liberally on your face and décolletage to protect the skin from harmful sun damage and to help reduce the signs of aging including fine lines and pigmentation.

A lightweight tinted moisturizer or BB cream can be used in place of your usual foundation for a natural glow without feeling heavy on the skin. Dust on a setting powder with SPF protection over the face for long-lasting coverage. Finish off the natural look with a protective lip balm that will combat flakiness and shield against sun damage.

Dermalogica Invisible Zinc Physical Defence SPF30

Invincible Setting, Powder SPF 45, 4.25g $30 USD
Protective Lip Balm SPF 30
5.5g $20 AUD

For Fuss Free Hair…

It’s important we don’t forget to protect our hair and scalp from the elements in Summer including salt, sand, chlorine, humidity and sun exposure.

There is a range of products out there that will protect hair from harmful UV damage caused by sun exposure while keeping your locks soft and frizz-free. Think of it as a sunscreen for your hair!

Look for leave-in sprays, oils and creams with protective properties and keep hair super nourished with a weekly masque.

Soleil Nourishing After Sun Spray
150ml $29 USD
Shu Uemura
Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil, 150ml $69 USD
No.3 Hair Perfector
100ml $28 USD

For a Buffed Body…

Before you hit the beach slough away dead surface skin and apply a nourishing body mosturizer, so you’re left with a subtle gleam. Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, 30 minutes before you head out. Water-resistant formulas are best for daily use and exercise, making them less resistant to sweat off throughout the day but it is important to always re-apply if you are in the sun for a prolonged amount of time.

Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch, Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, 88ml $12.99 USD
Sun Bum
Original SPF 50
Sunscreen Lotion
237ml $15.99 USD
People 4 Ocean
SPF 50 Vegan Sunscreen
100ml $29.95 USD

For bright sunny makeup…

This season’s no-makeup makeup look calls for warm lip tints, highlighters and creamy bronzers for a glowing, bronzed look. Invest in a liquid, moisturizing foundation that contains light-reflecting particles and a built-in sunscreen to create a translucent base. Sweep cheekbones with a bronzer and apply highlighter to the high points of the face. Finish off this look with lash building mascara and a peach-coral lip tint.

NightLite Bronzing Powder
$34 USD
Kevin Aucoin
Stripped Nude Skin Tint, $42 USD
Em Cosmetics
Lip Cushion, $22 USD

By Genevieve Reynolds

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