Are we inside? Are we outside? Summertime skincare has never been so confusing… With Covid-19 openings and closures of beaches, pools and the usual summertime hangs skincare has become like juggling with lop sided bowling pins.
Whether you are a bride-to-be or just a gal looking for some direction for skincare during these strange and unusual times we’ve gathered up some of our best tips for you right here.
We all love a glowing sun bronzed look for the summer but it’s important to note that tanned skin is damaged skin, there is no such thing as a “safe sun tan”! Living in the Nevada desert sunscreen is a must have beauty product all year long. For those of you that are able to get out into the out this summer and enjoy the warmth of the summer while your planning your wedding, sun sunscreen should be at the top of your “essential items” list right along with the TP and the hand sanitizer.
GOOD SKIN AND GOOD COLOR GO HAND IN HAND. Like your body, your skin has an immune system that functions less efficiently with time, environmental exposure and stress. With good daily practices you can boost your skin’s defensive powers and reduce day-to-day damage and signs of aging. Preparing your skin for your wedding day photos beforehand with best practices will give you wall worthy results like these.
Protection… Your skin is worth protecting and a broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays with a minimum spf of 30 is a good guideline to choose one that is right for you. Reapplication is the secret key! A general rule of thumb is to reapply every two hours when outdoors especially if you are swimming or engaging in highly physical activity and perspiring more than usual. Shiseido Wetforce Clear Stick UV Protector Broad Spectrum 50+, this clear stick sunscreen works both over and under makeup for sun protection on the go.
For brides planning an outdoor wedding consider, adding a fabulous and sassy hat to your wedding day look. It’s a super chic twist for your wedding day hairstyle and as an added bonus it will give you some added protection.
Hydration… Heat, dryness, alcohol, the oxygenated air in the casino can all rob your body of hydration, and in the real world as we now know it wearing a face mask also creates a hot situation for your skin. No matter what your skin type is—oily, dry, normal or a combo— it craves water. The experts say 10-12 glasses a day for your general health and the lasting results of regular hydration will be evident by the texture of your skin. Eating naturally hydrating foods like watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapefruit are great additions to regular water intake. Results are cumulative. Your results will depend on the time, energy and dedication you invest in hydrating your skin.
Keep it clean… it seems we’ve been talking a lot about hand washing during these Covid-19 days, I mention that for a good reason, the safest way to wash your face is with your hands. Why you ask? Washcloths can harbor bacteria additionally, washcloths and scrubs can be very abrasiveness and can actually harm or irritate healthy skin. Our recommended best practice:
- Wash your hands
- Use a separate makeup remover to tackle waterproof mascara and long-wearing lipstick.
- Wash your hands again..
- Cleanse with a mild soap and warm water
- Pat dry
- Apply your favorite moisturizer
- Repeat twice daily. (especially at night)
Do not use hand sanitizer on your face! Hand sanitizer is meant to just be used on your hands when soap and water are not an option for hand washing. Most hand sanitizers contain alcohol, which kills germs but can be very drying, even non-alcohol based hand sanitizer should not be used on your face.
As long as we’re talking cleanliness let’s talk about your tools…clean your makeup brushes regularly. Every time you swipe on your blush with a dirty brush, you add a layer of acne-causing bacteria to your skin. Cleaning your brushes is easy, just read our 3 DIY Tips To Clean Your Makeup Brushes to learn more.
In the end it really comes down to this… after the cake is eaten and the guests have gone home the only thing that is left of this most amazing day are your memories and the photographs. When you have your best skin forward the end result of makeup can be so much more.
Summer truly is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, the golden sunshine makes the sky appear more blue, and beautiful flowers bring a burst of color to even the hottest deserts. We hope you fully embrace the season! We’d love to hear about your day! Makeup In The 702 provides on location hair and makeup services in the greater Las Vegas area. To check our availability for your wedding day, schedule a trial or request your custom proposal, simply complete the form below. You deserve the very best on your most beautiful day! Our makeup artists and hair stylists are well educated, well trained, highly skilled and extremely passionate!
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