5 Steps to a Simple Summer Beauty Routine

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Summer Beauty RoutineWhen the sun comes out and the temperatures heats up, the last thing you want is a heavy makeup routine. Heat and humidity can ruin the most perfectly applied makeup, leaving you with a streaky mess. Summer calls for a soft, casual "makeup free" look and we've got a plan to get you a polished, pretty look with the bare minimum of products.

To look your best during the dog days of summer, follow these simple steps for a clean, classic "no makeup" face:

1) Moisturizer with SPF - No matter your look, it's important to start every day with an application of SPF to protect skin from the sun's damaging rays. Before beginning any makeup routine, apply a nourishing moisturizer with SPF to the face and neck. DERMAdoctor Photodynamic Therapy 3-in-1 facial lotion with broad spectrum spf 30 not only moisturizes and protects skin, but also corrects using indoor and outdoor light sources, making it perfect for the summer months! If you are dealing with oily, acne-prone skin, we recommend Ain't Misbehavin' clarifying sunscreen spf 30 PA+++ for all day, shine-free coverage.

2) Concealer - If you're able to pull it off, now is the time to skip foundation all together. Instead use a creamy concealer to hide any imperfections. Lightly dab and blend the concealer under eyes and over any red spots or blemishes.

Tip: A self-tanner used on the face can be your "foundation" for the summer. It can give you that sun-kissed glow without damaging the skin and serves as a base in place of your normal foundation.

3) Blush - A quick sweep of blush on the cheeks will add life and color to your entire face. During these summer months, try a peachy-coral shade to play up a tan and experiment with the 'it' shade of the season.

4) Mascara - There's no need for shadows and liners when you're going for the summer casual look. Instead use a dark brown or black mascara to add some definition and open up the eyes. For extra oomph look for mascara that curls the lashes and always go with a waterproof formula to minimize the chance of smudges and flakes.

5) Gloss – Finally, to complete your "no makeup" look, add some shine and shimmer to your pout with a quick swipe of lip gloss. Pick a bright shade to add extra emphasis to your pout or go with a hue that closely matches your lip color for a more natural look. Don't forget to toss the gloss into your purse, so you have it with you for touch-ups while on the go.

By Cathy Garrard
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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