It's that glorious season where showing your gams is a must as well as finding the perfect swimsuit for a girls trip is mandatory. No matter what the reason, Summer equates to flaunting your skin. However a full face with the high temps is not always functional for women who love beauty. Great skincare is the foundation to flawless foundation. To weather the scorching temps that are upon us, we recommend opting for a CC cream, tinted moisturizer, or beauty balm.
CC cream offers the benefits of being lightweight with medium coverage to give a natural lure since it color corrects those without the hassle of a full face. Also most CC creams and beauty balms have a minimum of SPF 15 to help protect your skin from the UV rays while sunbathing. The difference between these two is that CC cream has the primary function of color correcting for those pesky dark spots and beauty marks to give you an even and healthy skin tone. BB cream (aka beauty balm) is has a slightly thicker consistency which is a better option for dry skin but also offers the benefit of moisture and fuller coverage. Here's a few recommendations that will give your skin a supple dewy finish:
*Stila Stay All Day 10-n-1 BB Cream ($38)
Stila's new BB cream will rid you of fatigue and amp up your glow. Aside from the pillowy consistency this BB cream is like a fully loaded beauty kit in one product. Stila decided to compact all of our skin concerns into one 45 millimeter bottle. Inside this small but skin flourishing bottle is a primer, anti-again serum, moisturizer, and lightweight foundation. We recommend this for our fair to medium toned beauties.
*SheaMoisture CC Cream SPF 15 ($14.99)
Like any CC cream, this product color corrects for beauties in a variety of six shades. The extranod of approval came from us when we found out this CC cream has a semi-matte finish for a barely there consistency and medium coverage. That means you can get all the skin benefits of the ingredients of Shea butter, vitamin C, and vitamin E without clogging your pores which can lead to pesky acne woes. SheaMoisture's CC cream is moisturizing for those high temps. You can dance the night away without breaking a sweat.
*Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($22)
Now available for all skin types is a plush and delicate tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier. PRO TIP: You can mix your favorite serum and apply this product in a stippling technique and then rub in the excess in an upward motion as this helps boost the collagen without wearing downward on the elastin in your skin. The moisturizer is light coverage and oil-free to nourish your skin cells. We love this product for our beauties who may be vacationing somewhere soon and don't want to wear a full face exploring or at the beach. Treat yourself and indulge in your skincare.
*Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream ($38)
Many do not know that dry skin can still occur during the summertime. If you have dry to dry combination skin, we hope you've invested in an extra boost like Moisture Surge by Clinique. If not, we've got the next best thing as Clinique has combined their color corrector and Moisture Surge into a CC Cream. The SPF 30 will allow you to enjoy the Sun without fear of dark spots or even covering your beauty marks that you should allow to shine through. You can use this product as a primer as a foundation in itself.
This summer you shouldn't have a worry in the world, especially when it comes to your skin. Now that we've got you covered - sip a cocktail and let the Sun soak in.
So make sure that you protect your skin, while looking good for the rest of the summer!
Until Next Time! Remain beautiful . . .
Xuxa, (from IATEKATEMOSS)
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