May 26, 2011
You wouldn't wear the same clothes in the summer as you do during the winter, so why would you continue to use the same beauty products? Not only does our skin tend to get darker in the warmer months, but it also has a whole different set of needs when it comes to the heat and the air's moisture content.
Rather than slathering on your winter foundation, skip the heavy stuff altogether and opt for a tinted moisturizer with a hint of bronze in it instead. Some of you may need a bit more coverage than that, in which case you might be better off dabbing concealer onto your problem areas and letting your natural skin shine through everywhere else. Think of it this way - the less you clog your pores during these sweaty months, the less you'll ultimately have to cover up in the first place.
Blush is always in season of course, but you may want to swap out your cranberry winter shade for something a bit more summery. Even if you're not a bronzer queen, a blush with a hint of sand or copper in it will help you achieve a sun-kissed glow.