I’ve been storing away summer beauty tips almost since I moved to Texas — between the excruciating heat and Houston’s humidity, I spend a lot of my days trying to combat summer weather! So I thought I’d share with you guys a few of my favorite tips for keeping your skin and makeup glowing and radiant all summer long!
Here are a few favorites of mine, but I’d love to hear what you guys do for your skin during the summer! Let me know if there are any tricks I should try!
One of my friends who moved here after I did asked me if I switched my makeup after coming from the Northeast to Texas weather! And over the past year or so, I actually have — definitely not all at once, but things like foundation definitely need to be adapted for summer weather. For light makeup days, I switch from my cream foundation to tinted moisturizer or even just pressed powder to keep my skin from getting greasy by the end of the day! I’d sacrifice a little bit of coverage for smooth, natural skin any day!
But if you’re letting your skin show underneath your makeup, it has to be at its best — make sure to keep your skin smooth and radiant to pull off this pretty summer look. 🙂 I love the Simple Skincare  Radiance Cleansing Wipes  (they are amazing — if you guys haven’t tried yet, you absolutely have to!) to keep my skin healthy and glowing!
During the summer, there’s nothing more important than getting enough water! Truth be told, I drink a ton of water every day (way more than eight glasses) — but I sneak it all in! If I had to get all my water from the tap, I’d never manage to drink enough. Instead, I make homemade seltzer at home (this machine  was such an incredible addition to our kitchen), brew caffeine-free chamomile tea, and buy vitamin-packed juices to make up my liquids!
I’ve also been trying to switch from diet soda (which I drank WAY too much of for way too long!) to juice and seltzer to cut down on artificial sweeteners — I’ve always said that if diet soda is you’re worst vice, you’re not doing that badly… but it’s still better to replace it with healthy choices. Besides, what’s better than a big glass of lemonade (or my new addiction… strawberry lemonade) on a scorching summer day?
Beat the Heat
When I lived in New York, I swore by Evian spray to freshen up my face after a long day in the sun — but in Texas, that little mist of water just doesn’t cut it the same way! To stop my makeup from melting off my face when I’m out in the sun, I always keep oil blotting sheets on hand (although in a pinch, the Simple makeup wipes can do the same job!) and waterproof mascara is an absolute must!
An Ounce of Prevention
I spend a lot of time out by our pool, but you’ll never catch me with a sunburn. I’ve spoken before about how I stupidly used tanning beds when I was in college, but ever since realizing all the awful health consequences that come from sun exposure, I’m extra careful about making sure I never get too much sun, especially on my face. My moisturizer (Simple Skincare Vital Vitamin Day Cream ) has SPF 15, and for days in the sun, I add an all-over sunscreen with SPF 30 — I’m partial to the sunscreens you spray on, which are super easy to apply and only take a few minutes! I’m all about a pretty, bronze glow, but you can get that just as easily from a bottle or a salon without risking damage to your skin.
So those are my secrets — now I want to hear yours! How are you keeping your skin healthy and happy this summer?