By Kaitlyn Fleur
The temperature is climbing to near triple digits and as oppressive as the heat may be, there is an upside. Thankfully, you can dramatically simplify your beauty routine giving you more time to focus on the more important areas of your life. In only a few minutes, you can be the hot woman you know you are rather than just a hot, sticky mess.
- For the body: After a shower is the best time to massage a moisturizing lotion all over your body for smooth healthy-looking skin. If you are used to hot showers, you may want to cool the water at the end of your shower so that you are not too heated when you put on the lotion. Don’t forget to rub the lotion on your cuticles, elbows, knees and the heels of your feet. We recommend Jergen’s Ultra Healing Lotion for soft, luxurious skin. If you will be outdoors, do not forget to apply sunscreen as well to protect your skin from harsh UV rays.
- For the face: Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser at least every other day to bring out your radiant, glowing skin. For best results, make sure the exfoliating beads are small, spherical beads which are non-abrasive and gentler to the skin. We recommend Tata Hara’s Regenerating Cleanser. Follow with eye cream and an SPF daily moisturizer or nighttime moisturizer.
- For the face: Forget the foundation and powder this summer and use CC (Color Correcting) cream, which is not only more lightweight than foundation, but offers more benefits for your skin. It hydrates, preps, and corrects the skin as well as offer hydration, SPF and anti-aging benefits. In just a few seconds, you could dab a pea-sized amount throughout the face and blend. Use your ring finger to blend a little more CC cream under your eye, the sides of your nose and mouth, and any other areas that need a little more coverage. We recommend Smashbox CC Cream.
- For the eyes: If you will be mainly outdoors, skip the eye makeup altogether and sport a pair of stylish sunglasses. If you want to look glammed up, instead of powdered eye shadows, glide on Sephora’s Jumbo Liner across the base of each eyelid. Not only are they simple to apply, but they are waterproof and come in a variety of cool colors from Peacock to Gray Glitter. Finish your eyes by curling the lashes. If you do not feel complete without mascara, go ahead and swipe on one coat of waterproof mascara to your upper lashes. If you are concerned about melting makeup, lightly spritz Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray and leave your worries aside. Read the full article at: http://whoismillennium.com/press_room/7_ways_to_simplify_your_beauty_routine_this_summer/