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Summer Beauty Tips to Transition Your Routine

MIRA BEAUTY
August 21, 2020

Transition your beauty routine for a beautiful summer

As seasons change, your beauty routine should too. The warm summer months can introduce a variety of skin questions you didn’t even know you had, like if you really need to wear sunscreen every day (yes, you do!) or why you need to moisturize when your skin feels so sweaty and oily (because again, you just do.) But an upgrade in your makeup and skincare routine will keep you looking and feeling your best when facing off against the heat and humidity, enjoying pool days with your lip balm and lightweight skincare products by your side. Making these changes will protect against sun damage, prevent wrinkles, keep sweating under control and just give you the beautiful summer you deserve!

Gel moisturizer, always

Calm Water Gel, Dermalogica
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Calm Water Gel by Dermalogica, $48

If there’s one term to keep in mind when transitioning to your summer beauty routine, it’s “lightweight.” And gel-based moisturizers will hydrate your skin without feeling too heavy, keeping you cool for the summer as these refreshing textures absorb into the skin. Wear alone or underneath your SPF-infused concealer or tinted moisturizer (more on that later) for a dewy glow that’s basically the definition of summer beauty.

Embrace the overnight mask

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, Glow Recipe
Source: Glow Recipe

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe, $45

Jet Lag Mask, Summer Fridays
Source: Summer Fridays

Jet Lag Mask by Summer Fridays, $48

You probably already knew that sheet masks are a major self-care treat and the secret to glowing skin. But if you’re in the mood to mask for more than 10-20 minutes, try an overnight mask! These summer beauty essentials give your skin a little extra TLC, while gently exfoliating throughout the night to remove dead skin cells and let you wake up with a boost of radiance. Our community loves cult favorites like the Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe (which once had a 5000+ person waiting list!) and the Jet Lag Mask by Summer Fridays.

Use lip balm, not lipstick

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, Jack Black
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Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 by Jack Black, $8

Okay, you can still wear lipstick sometimes. But lip balm is a classic summer beauty tip to keep your pout pretty and protected, especially when it contains SPF! The subtle shine gives you that effortless “barely there” makeup look that’s often worn during summer, letting you embrace your inner VSCO girl while achieving your most soft, smooth lips.

Make watermelon your favorite ingredient

Watermelon Brightening Serum, Milk Makeup
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Watermelon Brightening Serum by Milk Makeup, $36

Eat lots of it, but also wear it. This superfruit is one of the best beauty tips for summer, packed with natural ingredients to hydrate and nourish the skin while creating a refreshing, radiant complexion. Not only will your skin always be moisturized with a watermelon skincare routine, you’ll also be fighting inflammation and environmental factors like humidity. If you don’t know where to start when choosing your new favorite watermelon skincare products, Glow Recipe has an entire line. Hint hint.

Pack on the SPF

Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, Supergoop!
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Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 by Supergoop!, $48

To be clear, you should be wearing sunscreen at all times… even indoors. But it’s no secret that sunscreen is one of the top summer beauty tips to follow as things begin to heat up and you’re spending more time outside. Many concealers, foundations, and moisturizers are infused with SPF these days, and it’s the best beauty tip for the lazy makeup enthusiast. However, you also need something a bit more powerful for days at the beach, theme park, or hiking trail, and the Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 by Supergoop provides all day protection while being incredibly gentle and lightweight on the skin.

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