Top 5 Summer Beauty Essentials 2019
When the warmer months hit, our wardrobe isn’t the only thing that needs to do a complete 180. Drastic changes need to be made over in the beauty department when it comes to your makeup and skincare routine! Not sure if your beauty routine is on point for this heat wave? Here are the top 5 summer essentials that you should get your hands on ASAP.
Well, this one’s pretty obvious and we cannot stress this enough… but you should be wearing sunscreen every single day. Rain or shine, UV rays are always there.
Honestly, we totally get it – most people hate the sticky feeling that comes with a physical sunscreen. But at the end of the day, the pros do outweigh the cons by a landslide.
Keep in mind that you should be applying sunscreen not just to your face but to any part of your body that will be exposed to the sun.
Regular exposure to the sun without sunscreen leads to signs of premature aging in the form of wrinkles and fine lines. Invest in a good sunscreen that’s formulated with nourishing ingredients and antioxidants which can really benefit the condition of your skin.
Another bonus? The best sunscreen can reduce signs of premature aging that have been brought on by sun damage!
2. Hair scrunchies
If you’re not already using hair scrunchies… well, you’re seriously missing out. Besides being a super cute addition to any ‘do, there’s a functional purpose. Compared to regular hair elastics, scrunchies are far more gentle on your tresses!
3. Powder foundation
When it comes to tackling the intense summer heat, it’s a great idea to ditch the liquid foundation for a powder formula. With powder foundation, you really don’t get that heavy sticky feeling that gets pretty uncomfortable under the blazing sun!
4. Blotting sheets
Whatever your skin type, it’s never a bad idea to carry a pack of oil blotting sheets with you everywhere you go. Under the scorching heat, your face can def benefit from a mid-day blotting session!
Instead of buying a pack of blotting sheets, just make your own with a little DIY. Surprisingly, brown paper bags or even paper towels work great for getting rid of excess oil without messing up any of your glam!
All you need to do is cut them into small rectangles (or pretty much any shape you like) and use a paper clip to hold your DIY pack of blotting sheets together.
5. Setting spray
You can definitely skip this step during the cooler months, but it’s a MUST for the summertime! A couple of spritz of setting spray over your face makeup will make the world of a difference. For the ultimate staying power, you’ve got to get your hands on Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($33).
What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without during the summertime? Let us know in the comments if there’s anything else we should add to the list!