Summer Survival Beauty Guide

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I love summer and all the frills that come with it but honestly, the extreme heat is my ultimate waterloo. I get sick, bouts of migraine, and burned if I’m not careful. That’s why take it up a notch every way possible when it comes to skincare, makeup, and even fashion. Today I’m sharing my beauty survival tips so you and I can enjoy the best of summer ever!

1. Never ever leave home without sunscreen on even when it’s cloudy. UVA and UVB rays penetrate clouds, glass, clothing, among others. UVA penetrates the skin deeper and is responsible for wrinkles, aging, leathery skin and sunspots. UVB is the culprit to burning and tanning. Regardless of the jargon, by now we should already know that prolonged exposure to UV rays without protection can cause irreversible damage like premature aging and skin cancer. Choose sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 and offers protection against UVA and UVB rays.

2. Summer is also the time for more outdoor activities. Whether you’re heading to the beach, hiking or hosting BBQ parties, wear clothes that offer sun protection. Wear wide-brimmed hats and clothes that has UPF 50+. UPF or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is the SPF equivalent to fabrics. Clothes that has UPF50+ rating provides the most protection against harmful rays.

3. Don’t forget your eyes! Prolonged unprotected solar exposure can later cause cataract and other eye problems. Choose sunglasses that blocks at least 99% of UV rays.

4. Skip heavy foundation and opt for light coverage so your skin can breathe better. Use multi-tasking products such as BB or CC cream or tinted moisturizer that has SPF. If liquid formula seems sticky and greasy to you, choose powder that has built-in sunscreen.

5. Your lips need extra protection too. Needless to say, lips are part of the body and yes, they can be damaged by sun’s harmful rays.

6. Ditch tanning beds and extreme sunbathing, they’e no good. My quick solution to sun-smooched skin? self-tanners!

7. Waterproof your makeup. This hot humid weather calls for the ultimate water fun! If you’re the type who dolls up at the beach, you need to summerize your routine.  I seriously don’t but I turn to long-wearing makeups to avoid major meltdown scare when out and about.

8. Cool down and freshen up with a facial mist whether you’re indoors or outdoors.

9. Beach waves without the heat? Possible! Braid your hair loosely (ideally overnight) and spray with a texturizer the morning after.



  1. June 11, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Great post! I've been thinking about getting one of the swim shirts, tho' it looks like summer may never come here 😉

  2. June 11, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Totally agree! I am a stickler for UV blocking and sunscreen but I rather be safe than get sun damage and wrinkles.

    • June 12, 2014 / 8:32 pm

      yep, better be safe and regret later. leathery skin, uh oh

  3. June 11, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I want the Fresh Sugar Cherry!!!!

  4. June 11, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    I want the Fresh Sugar Cherry!!!!

  5. June 12, 2014 / 2:12 am

    UGH. Those aviators. I'm drooling!

  6. June 12, 2014 / 3:31 am

    What a great roundup of Summer products!

  7. June 12, 2014 / 5:26 am

    I love your summer survival guide!

  8. June 12, 2014 / 5:38 am

    Great summer survival guide!

  9. June 12, 2014 / 6:24 am

    A great round up JUST in the nick of time! Summer is here… YAY!

  10. June 12, 2014 / 6:28 am

    I melt in the summer. For me, it means lots and lots of A/C! But, I do look cute in hats, so I wear those, too, when I'm outside! lol

    • June 12, 2014 / 8:35 pm

      woohoo, bravo on the hat! don't we all like looking cute?!!!!

  11. June 12, 2014 / 9:35 am

    I love all things Josie Maran!

  12. June 12, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    I keep reaching for that Tarte mascara lately…I agree, perfect for summer!

  13. June 12, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    That tarte mascara is the best.

  14. June 12, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    I agree with all of these – it's so important to wear Sunscreen!

  15. June 13, 2014 / 12:50 am

    Great post, I need more of these products in my life!

  16. June 13, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    These are some great picks for the summertime!

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