By Simi A Mira

With the changing of the seasons comes the need to change your facial care routine. A good summer routine is one that is easy, light, and carefree – just like those fleeting months themselves! For this time of year, I absolutely love natural products that have few chemicals and will really let your true beauty show. Follow my steps below for your summer skin care routine and you’ll have a flawless face that will get you ready for days on the beach or nights on the boardwalk.

Starting with a good base is key for a great summer routine.
Choose a cleanser that won’t leave your face too dry that it feels tight – I absolutely love cleaners by LUSH Cosmetics, and the employees in the shop will work with you to help you find the one that’s best for your own skin! It’s nice to use an exfoliant a few times a well as well to keep your canvas as smooth as possible. Then, I like to use a toner water with fresh essential oils like rose and lavender to soothe and balance the skin.

For the first product , I absolutely love a good moisturizer.
For light coverage, pick a moisturizer with a minimum of 30 SPF for protection from those UV rays. If there is any step to make sure you actually apply this season, make sure it’s this one! The SPF will help to protect your skin from early aging, wrinkles, and even from developing many different types of skin cancers. The brands that I like best for an SPF moisturizer are Garnier and Neutrogena.

If you’re looking for more of a bronzed beauty look, a mineral-based bronzer is a great choice.
Swipe the powder on the apples of your cheeks and along the contour of your face and blend, blend, blend. Bronzer offers a sun-kissed glow without the harmful hours in the sun! To add to the glow, use a gold or light brown eyeliner to highlight the top of your lid in a subtle yet fun way. Gold and light brown are the best choices here because they will still offer definition yet are not as striking or bold as black or grey. If you’re so inclined, add a few flicks of mascara to your upper lashes as well.

A glossy, neutral lip will seal the deal.
Pick a shade in semi-gloss or full gloss in a neutral color that won’t compete for attention. Be sure that the gloss isn’t too sticky so that your hair doesn’t get caught in it when those lovely summer breezes drift through!

At the end of the evening, after you’ve worn your effortless summer face and are in your pajamas, wind down with a beautiful face mask.
Options with ingredients like clay, green tea, and seaweed are wonderful for soothing skin that’s seen a lot of sun, wind, and water throughout the week.

Summer is a time to have fun and enjoy the weather, but what’s most important is to be yourself. Personal style is what makes you you, so embrace it! The skin care tips presented here will help you to put your best face forward in the most exciting season of the year. Have fun, and don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!