During the summer months, you have to switch up your skincare and makeup routine, because what worked for your skin three months ago may not work now. Case in point: That hydrating foundation you've been rocking since the end of December is a recipe for melting and transferring in the middle of April. DEFINITELY not a *pretty* picture.
Ahead, 10 beauty things you need to swap out for something else this season:
1. Heavy Moisturizer
Thick creams are no longer crucial this season because with the humidity levels up, your skin is less prone to dehydration. But make no mistake: You STILL need moisturizer. We suggest going for a gel or gel-cream formula to refresh your skin day and night.
Pond's Dewy Rose Gel, P399, SM Megamall
2. Full-Coverage Foundation
BB creams, CC creams, tinted moisturizers: These lightweight formulas will even out your complexion without making you feel like you have a thick layer of makeup on. Leave the heavy, full-coverage foundations in the -ber months, girl.
Banila Co. It Radiant CC Cover Cream SPF30 PA++, P1,215, Zalora
3. Dark Nail Polish
It's bright and sunny now, so embrace it by changing your black nail color to something fresher! Whether it's a pastel, neon, or nude shade, they'll all still look gorgeous and make your outfit come alive.
Deborah Lippmann Bed Of Roses Spring 2017 Limited Edition Set, P1,750, Rustan's Shangri-La
4. Setting Powder
Powders can feel heavy on your face, too. Instead of going for a powder that will give your complexion a matte look, opt for a face mist that will set your makeup, hydrate your skin, and make it ~glow~!
Skinpotions Sea Mint Mist, P200, BeautyMNL
5. Liquid Lipstick
The time for drying liquid lipsticks is up—lip balms and stains are the way to go during summer for that perfect just bitten look.
Peripera Peris Ink Moist, P673, Althea
6. Non-Waterproof Mascara
Either you use a waterproof mascara on top of your HG one, or find a waterpoof mascara that you adore. If you don't, racoon eyes will soon be a reality. YIKES!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, P429, SM Department Stores
7. Sticky Sunscreen
Who wants to wear thick, heavy sunscreens this time of the year? NO WAY. Why would you want to be any more malagkit, right? Make sure you find the perfect lightweight sunblock that has at least an SPF of 50 so your skin gets the proper protection it needs. And don't forget to reapply at least every two hours!
Kojie San SPF 50 PA+++ Sunblock , P455/150g, Watsons
8. Body Lotion
The same goes with body lotions. In fact, during summer, you can opt to use an aloe vera gel. It's just as moisturizing, but it will also cool and soothe your skin.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, P245, SM Megamall
9. Powder Blush
Switching from powder blushes to tints will give your skin that natural flush, like you've just spent too much time under that sun—isn't that gorgeous?
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain, P795, Lazada
10. Thick Night Cream
Time to get back into sheet masks and gel-based sleeping masks! If you've been using creamy face masks all "winter" long, congrats—you don't need to anymore.
Skinfood Dual Effect Red Ginseng Mask Sheet, P320, SM Megamall
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