I have heard from many of you over the summer in terms of your summer makeup wearing habits. Mostly, what I hear is this: "I wear foundation and veil only, during the summer, for sun protection." And... "I don't wear any makeup now that it is summer, only sunscreen, for sun protection."
May I share my two cents and offer a few simple summer beauty tips (I'm going to, regardless, ha!) :
Summer heat & high humidity can do some strange things to what normally works very well for you during the cooler months. For instance, does your mineral makeup cause you to itch when the temperature and humidity soars? This happens to some women. Often, the cause is an ingredient called bismuth oxychloride, which is a known irritant. Check your brand of mineral makeup to see if that is the culprit. If so, ditch it. But sometimes, it is something else. You could actually have two brands of mineral makeup with the same ingredient listing, one will itch in high humidity, one will not. Go figure.
It can be simply in the formulation: the amount of one ingredient over another, or the actual source of the same ingredient. Who knows. It just itches! If this occurs, don't give up on minerals for your skin. Try another brand. I have clients who live in the he same high heat, high humidity area; both wear Simple Beauty Minerals Full Cover foundation and love it. During the summer, one can happily continue wearing it, where the other can not. She has now switched to her summer foundation shade in the Simple Beauty Minerals Sensitive-Rich formula and is living very happily, that is when she is not sweating profusely in the out of doors. (Can you say, "air conditioning?") Ahh... a happy ending.
What is your summer makeup routine? Do you change things up a bit when the summer heat is cranking?