Beauty Tips for Summer: Make-Up & Skin Care Advice

Beauty Tips for Summer: Make-Up & Skin Care Advice

As we move into the sweltering summer months, we often need to shake up our usual routine in face & skin care, not to mention our requests for eyebrow treatment and make-up at the salon.

To help you stay ahead of the curve this summer season, our specialists at Hair and Beauty Kingdom have compiled several skin-caring tips and make-up ideas, including how to know your skin type, skin protection and tanning care, lamination, the benefits of chamomile lotion, and so much more!

Know How to Care For Your Skin Type

There’s a lot of generic advice regarding face and skin care floating around, but when we each have different skin types, any solution needs to be tailored to yours. But how do you know your skin type, and what skin-caring tips apply to you?

Skin Caring Tips Based on Your Skin Types

Some common skin types and their issues during summer include:

Oily Skin

Characterised by shine, visible pores, acne, and blackheads.

  • Summer increases oiliness, so switch to lightweight, water-based products.
  • Cleanse with a gentle, oil-free cleanser.
  • Use a clay mask weekly for excess sebum control.
  • Hydrate with a light, oil-free moisturiser.

Dry Skin

Prone to tightness, flaking, and redness.
  • Important to hydrate and protect against further drying (take special care when tanning
  • skin).
  • Use a hydrating cleanser and apply rich moisturiser on damp skin.
  • Beneficial ingredients include hyaluronic acid and glycerine.
  • Apply a weekly hydrating mask for extra moisture.

Combination Skin

Mix of oily (usually in the T-zone) and dry areas (cheeks).

  • Balance is key: use a light, non-comedogenic moisturiser.
  • Spot treat with a mattifying primer on oily areas and a hydrating serum on dry patches.

Sensitive Skin

Reacts to certain ingredients and environmental factors.

  • Opt for products labelled for sensitive skin, free from fragrances and alcohol.
  • Use a gentle cleanser and soothing moisturiser.
  • Always conduct a patch test when trying new products.

Embrace SPF: Take Care with Tanning & Ensure Your Ultimate Skin Protection

Sunscreen is not just a cosmetic accessory; it's a vital part of skin health. Sure, we all love tanning, but a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 will shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays, which are responsible for premature aging and increasing the risk of skin cancer. Remember, UV rays can penetrate through clouds and windows, so it's important to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days or when indoors near windows.

For makeup enthusiasts, SPF-infused foundations or setting powders can offer additional protection and make reapplication easier. For those who spend long hours outdoors, consider a water-resistant formula.

Don’t cut corners with generic tanning skin care products; don’t forget often-missed spots like your ears, neck, and the back of your hands

Chamomile Lotion: Your Summer Skin Soother

Chamomile is a powerhouse ingredient for skin care. Its soothing effect is due to compounds like bisabolol, which have highly beneficial anti-irritant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile lotion is also rich in antioxidants, helping combat free radical damage from sun exposure. That means it is so gentle that it can be used for most skin types and even help reduce mild skin irritations beyond sunburn, like eczema or rashes.

For an added cooling effect, store your chamomile lotion in the refrigerator and apply it cold for an extra soothing experience.

Eyebrow Lamination for a Stunning Look From a Salon Near You

Brow lamination works by breaking down the bonds in your eyebrow hairs and resetting them (or straightening them) into a new shape. If you struggle with hair growing in an irregular direction or have gaps that you would like to ‘fill’, this salon technique can also help with symmetry, giving a uniform look to your brows.
Overall, lamination is a fantastic option for those who want a more defined, yet natural brow shape without daily maintenance. Post-treatment at the salon, avoid getting your brows wet or applying makeup on them for at least 24 hours. Regular use of a nourishing brow serum post-lamination can keep your hair healthy. Consult with a brow stylist about the shape and look that best suits your face.

1000 - Hour Eyebrow Tint for Long-Lasting Definition

When you’re frequently out and about, enjoying the blistering sunshine during the day or the balmy nights we’re blessed with throughout summer, you don’t always want to be in front of the mirror applying makeup. Fortunately, a 1000-hour eyebrow tint is especially ideal for those with sparse, light-coloured brows, as it gives the appearance of fuller brows without the need for daily makeup.

The tinting process is quick, usually taking about 15-20 minutes, and can be customised in various colours to match your natural brow or hair colour. To prolong the tint, avoid using oil-based cleansers around the brow area. Regular touch-ups every four to six weeks can maintain the depth and definition of your brows, ensuring they always look their best.

Make-Up Ideas for Summer From a Salon Near You

Summer is the perfect season to experiment with fresh and vibrant make-up looks. Here are some
suggestions to keep you looking radiant and on-trend:

  • Bright and Bold Eyeshadows: Summer is all about colour. Opt for bright eyeshadows in shades of blue, green, or pink. These colours not only enhance your tanning efforts but also add a playful element to your look. Consider using a cream eyeshadow for a long-lasting and crease-free finish.
  • Dewy, Sun-Kissed Complexion: Achieve a natural, glowing complexion with a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturiser. Add a touch of liquid highlighter to the high points of your face for that sun-kissed glow. Bronzer, when applied lightly, can also add warmth to your skin.
  • Vibrant Lip Tints: Swap out heavy lipsticks for light lip tints or stains. They give a natural flush of colour that’s perfect for a more relaxed summer vibe. Plus, they're less likely to smudge in the heat!
  • Waterproof Formulas: Whether it's mascara, eyeliner, or brow products, opt for waterproof formulas to avoid smudging due to sweat or water activities. They ensure your make-up stays put on throughout the day.
  • Minimalist Chic: Embrace a minimalist approach with a 'less is more' attitude. A bit of concealer, a swipe of mascara, and a tinted lip balm can go a long way in creating a fresh, effortless look.
  • Statement Eyeliner: Experiment with colourful eyeliners or graphic liner looks. This can be a great way to add a pop of colour without going overboard, keeping the rest of your make-up minimal and fresh.

Find Everything You Need to Support Your Face & Skin Care and make-up Ideas This Summer at Hair and Beauty Kingdom

Explore our entire beauty range available online with Hair and Beauty Kingdom today to find everything you will ever need for seamless skincare and make-up ideas this summer. For more information, please feel welcome to speak to our team.