To say that struggling with your skin is hard is a complete understatement. Has anyone else gone through periods of time where your acne was so terrible that you were borderline depressed? We have! We didn’t want to go out, we didn’t want to be seen, and we would occasionally stare at the mirror and just cry. It’s such a tough, personal struggle and the hot summer weather certainly doesn’t help! We learned to make some changes to how we take care of our skin and the products we apply to it during the warm summer months and we have thankfully not been in the dark place for a long time.
Before the dark days, we were completely loyal and obsessed with liquid foundations, Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, as an example. It is amazing because it goes on super smooth and the coverage is unreal! Unfortunately during the summer our love for it does not outweigh our hatred for the breakout we get afterwards.
The Concern with Switching: We had heard that powder foundations are better for sensitive skin but we were always concerned with not getting enough coverage. Coming from a total coverage, thick liquid foundation to a light powder really deterred us from trying it out. Especially since even though we knew it wasn’t helping the acne, we wanted to cover it up as much as possible.
We decided one day we just couldn’t take it anymore and went to a bareMinerals counter at the mall. The makeup artist was completely sensitive and understanding of our concerns and really took time to show us how we can use lighter products but still get great coverage.
The New Routine: Thanks to her we have a summer makeup routine that works. An example routine of ours looks like this…Start with the Blemish Remedy Concealer Stick in Light and apply it to your under eye, any problem areas and pimples, scars left over from the dark days, and under the nose and chin. Then use a light layer of the Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer – Hydrating Gel Cream in Buttercream 03. And lastly, lock it all in with the Blemish Remedy Foundation in Clearly Cream 03. The foundation is powder so it is super light and breathable but solidifies the creamy tinted moisturizer. And when we don’t need an entire face of makeup, for example when we’re running a quick errand or headed to the gym, just a touch of the Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer – Hydrating Gel Cream goes a long way!
Since switching to bareMinerals, it doesn’t even feel like we have makeup on but we still get great coverage! The lighter makeup is especially helpful in warmer months! We have the look of makeup but our skin can breathe.
We made the switch to lighter, more breathable makeup and we notice a distinct difference in our skin! What are you favorite foundations for summer?