Summer beauty 101: Pile on the sun protection and mattify skin
With summer in full swing, the heat and humidity are forces to be reckoned with, making skin undeniably dull and dehydrated, which makes it more prone to aging and dryness. Yikes! Fret not, even with occasional beach trips with friends and family, and more time spent outdoors nowadays, skin doesn’t have to suffer. This summer, we’re focusing on piling on sun protection, mattifying skin, and adding lightweight products to our routines. Here are essential summer beauty skincare and makeup products for all summer long!
A trustworthy sunscreen
|ANESSA Moisture UV Sunscreen Mild Gel With SPF35+ (P1,490)||
Sun damage is real, even if you’re spending a lot of time indoors. Having a sunscreen companion even when you’re holed up working from home is a must! Make it a non-negotiable in your everyday routine.
Japan’s #1 drugstore sunscreen from ANESSA finally comes in a water-based, hydrating gel form for delicate and extra sensitive skin. Formulated with Aqua Booster EX Technology, the Moisture UV Sunscreen Mild Gel becomes stronger with sweat or water. It’s sand-resistant, too! Use it before applying Happy Skin’s all-new Invisible Sun Gel Primer, a hybrid sunscreen-primer duo, which doubles the sun protection and even perfects your base before makeup.
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Head-to-toe sun protection
SNAILWHITE Body Booster (P449)
If you’re planning a day outdoors, a broad-spectrum sunscreen for the body stops the sun’s UV rays from damaging skin, which can further penetrate deeper and wreak long-lasting havoc. There’s nothing cute about sunburn at all!
Prevent sun damage with a trustworthy, quick-absorbing body sunscreen. Our must-haves? SNAILWHITE’s Body Booster, a daily moisturizing body lotion that gives skin an instant glow, and NIVEA’s Sun Protect & Moisture Lotion, infused with Advanced Collagen Protect to help repair skin damage.
A lightweight moisturizer
This summer, it’s time to hydrate and pile on humectants, water-loving agents that draw and retain moisture into skin. A lightweight gel-cream type also bodes well for skin, especially for even warmer days and nights.
Seal in all your products with the Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream EX, formulated with the brand’s cutting-edge Water Zipper technology, which locks in moisture into skin. The Hydro Fresh Matrix and mineral-rich vegetable extracts strengthen the moisture barrier to keep skin hydrated for a full day of activities. For a more budget-friendly option, COSRX’s Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is a cult favorite for a reason! It’s undeniably lightweight and non-sticky.
A mattifying powder
Get selfie-perfect skin minus the shine and sweat with Clocheflame’s Dream Filter, a weightless, ultra-fine pressed setting powder that seamlessly melts into skin. It’s available in two variants: Cloud, a translucent shade to brighten, and Silk, a slightly opaque Banana shade to bake and illuminate.
Prefer a loose powder? Choose RMS Beauty’s ultra luxurious “UN”-Cover Powder, a lightweight, oil-absorbing setting powder, which diffuses into the skin for a comfortable, translucent finish.
A good perfume
Flower by Kenzo Eau de Toilette (P3,850)
A nostalgia-inducing perfume has the ability to bring back memories of old and give you new ones, too. Choose from Rustan’s diverse collection of fragrances for a fresh summer scent that you can wear all year round.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® Or (P1,950)
The cult-favorite illuminating body oil from NUXE nourishes and softens skin, plus draws attention to any part of your body. You can even use it on your hair! Beauty pro-tip: Add a few drops to your foundation for an iridescent effect.
If you’re the type to tan your skin, the bestselling OMI Menturm Sun Bears Suntan Lotion from Japan safely tans your skin while also providing sun protection. It’s formulated with aloe extract, too, for added moisture to dry skin.
What are your summer beauty must-haves? Add your recommendations in the comments below!
Header Photos Clocheflame and Happy Skin
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver