Top 5 Glowing Skin Tips For Summer

Top 5 Glowing Skin Tips For Summer

In the summer months, it is always best to invest in lightweight makeup and switch up your routine a little bit. The combination of heat and sunlight can cause you to sweat and, if wearing heavy makeup will leave your skin irritated with the potential for breakouts and spots.To avoid this, it’s a great time to invest in some new products that are suitable for the summer months, and that will nourish and condition your skin, rather than working against it. We have selected our top 5 glowing skin tips to give you a flawless and radiant complexion no matter how hot it gets.

How To Make Your Skin Glow This Summer

Using hydrating products that give your skin that fresh feel and healthy glow are perfect for the warmer months. Highlighters, BB Creams and Tinted Lip Balms give your complexion a boost of colour and radiance, without looking heavy.

Use A Radiance Primer

Primers can help to keep your makeup in place throughout the day, which during the heat of the summer months is imperative. While most people opt for a mattifying primer, you should consider using a radiance boosting one during the warmer weather. It helps to give you a lovely glow, all while keeping your complexion flawless all day long. If you do suffer from oiliness on your T-zone, then use a mattifying primer in this area only.

We love the Monu Illuminating Primer, which has an added SPF 15; helping to keep your skin protected. For a celebrity cult favourite, opt for the This Works In Transit Camera Close Up, which is loved by Victoria Beckham. The unique formulation contains Caffeine to combat skin fatigue. If you suffer from oily skin however, then dot the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer down the middle of your face, and use ta radiance primer elsewhere.

Invest In A Tinted Moisturiser

During the warmer months, foundation can make your skin look a little flat. A tinted moisturiser on the other hand gives you an even complexion and beautiful glow without feeling heavy on the skin or clogging your pores. If you do suffer from imperfections, redness or uneven skin tone, then use a hardworking concealer to cover up problem areas. That way, your skin can breathe, but your blemishes are banished.

We love the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, which is super hydrating and can even be used as a moisturiser. If the thought of leaving foundation behind is too daunting however, then the Stila Glow Aqua Serum Foundation is super lightweight and moisturising, whilst also offering high-coverage benefits. For the lightest of options, the Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector is enriched with vitamins and minerals for continued nourishment throughout the day.

Opt For Cream Blush

Powder blush can look too matte for the summer months, so invest in a cream blush, which helps to add dimension and radiance. They’re super blendable, so you can build up the colour to your desired shade, and there are now many colour options available. There are even bronzing creams, which melt into your skin seamlessly; meaning you can put down those powders and switch to lightweight and hydrating cream blushes for the warmer months.

We love the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink, which gives a lovely pop of colour to the cheeks without looking too heavy. If you are looking to be bronzed and beautiful this summer, then opt for Benefit’s Dew The Hoola. Based on their bestselling Hoola bronzer, the Dew The Hoola is a cream formulation, which blends seamlessly into the skin. We love to apply this one with their new release Bronzing Brush however, just because it’s so pretty!

Give Your Lips A Wash Of Colour

Keep your lips hydrated in the summer months by opting for a tinted balm. It will give a lovely wash of colour to the lips without looking too heavy, whilst also keeping them protected and nourished. There are now many options, textures and colours to choose from to suit your personal preferences, so you can find the perfect tint for you.

The Dr. PawPaw original formulation is a cult classic, and the Peachy Pink Balm makes a lovely summer shade. Fragrance free and made with a host of natural ingredients, it gives your lips a hint of colour, whilst also nourishing them. For an on-the-go top up, opt for Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom. The formula gives a beautiful rose hue to the lips whilst keeping them hydrated. For added gloss and shine, opt for the Korres Quince Lip Butter, which gives a subtle radiance to the lips.

Use A Waterproof Mascara

When your makeup looks radiant and dewy, the last thing you need is for your mascara to run. In the warmer weather, makeup has a tendency to run anyway, so opting for a waterproof mascara will just give it more stability and staying power. Many of your favourite mascaras now come in waterproof versions, but we have selected the ones that have really stood the test of time for us, and given us gorgeous and fluttery lashes without the fuss.

Clinique’s High Impact Mascara is fast becoming a cult favourite in the beauty world, and their waterproof version is just as beautiful. We love to use this for nights out as it gives us gorgeously voluminous lashes. For everyday wear, opt for the Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara, which will give a lovely curl and length to your lashes. If you are heading out to an all day event, then the Bourjois 1 Second Mascara will ensure your lashes look flawless all day long.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!