Simple summer skin care
The lazy, hazy days of summer are right around the corner - and summer skin care doesn't have to be a chore. Just simplify your routine with fuss-free products that are ideal for this sizzling season.
If the thought of layering moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation on your face makes you break a sweat, consider swapping them for tinted moisturizer. "Tinted moisturizer can be a wonderful alternative to foundation for summer weather," says Lynda Rose, vice president of sales and marketing for Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. "It's lightweight and provides natural-looking coverage." Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 20 is oil-free and comes in six shades.
To revive skin when you're on the go, stash a pack of just-add-water cleansing cloths in your summer tote. Cleansing cloths are also a perfectly portable option for your vacation. They're ideal to wipe away the dirt, sweat and oil that collect on skin during high-humidity weather. Rose suggests Mary Kay Facial Cleansing Cloths for "the soothing, botanical-enriched formula that leaves skin feeling clean and fresh".
Whether you're taking a dip in the pool or celebrating on a patio, stay smudge-free with waterproof eye makeup, including eye colour, eye liner and mascara.
And when the heat is on, Rose recommends blotting papers - such as Mary Kay's Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues - to keep makeup from melting. "They soak up oil and shine to keep your makeup looking great."
Post-Fun in the Sun.
Applying sun protection should be a part of everyone's summer skin care routine. But if the sun has left your skin more baked than beautiful, post-sun products may help soothe skin and restore its radiance. "Our new After-Sun Replenishing Gel absorbs quickly and provides relief from dryness caused by exposure to the sun," says Rose.
You can locate an independent beauty consultant online at www.marykay.ca or toll-free at 1-866-455-5454.
Natalie Katsman has put together a good article for dry skin and oily skin in the summer. I also like her summer skin care recipes.