We sat down with Allyson, Dosha esthetician, bridal elite team member and total babe, to find out what steps we need to take to get summer skin ready! Since summer is upon us here in PDX we are thirsting for knowledge, and yes that is a hint ;)!
1. Foundation Swap
Swap out your regular liquid foundation for a lighter feel with tinted moisturizer. You'll still be evening out skin tone with minimal coverage but with the added bonus of an SPF!
TRY: Aveda Mineral Tinted Moisturizer
2. Keep your toner in the fridge
When the days get warmer a cool mist helps you feel refreshed while also having your make-up last longer.
TRY: Aveda's Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist
3. Opt for cream based make-up, not powder.
Cream blush is more heat-resistant and will last longer than powered blushes.
TRY: Smashbox L.A. Lights Cream Cheek & Lip color
4. Don't use bronzer at night.
Headed out? Skip bronzer to avoid looking muddy/dirty under the glowing evening lights.
5. Increase your exfoliation
With more sweating and use of sun screens skin gets clogged easier. Keep skin healthy with a gentle exfoliation 3x a week.
TRY: Aveda's Botanical Kinetics Liquid Exfoliant
Keep the perfect summer glow with the use of a cream based highlighter. Use on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and a little on the inner corner of the eyes. Don't over do it- don't want to look sweaty!
TRY: Smashbox L.A. Lights in Hollywood
7. Skip the Fake n' Bake
Use bronzer to achieve the sun-kissed look of summer. Apple around the hair line, below the cheek bones, and on the neck and chest.
TRY: Smashbox Bronze Lights
8. After-Sun Care
Stressed summer skin needs more moisture. Add a weekly mask to keep skin healthy.
TRY: Aveda's Intensive Hydrating mask - to help repair parched skin. The aloe in this mask offers a cooling benefit too!
PRO-TIP: Stick this mask in the fridge for an extra blast of cool- perfect for a hot summer night!
9. Summer Colors
With the extra sun exposure you will probably need to go a shade darker with the foundation/concealers you use. Invest!
10. SPF, SPF, SPF!
As always, wear your sunscreen! Prevent premature again, discoloration, and other health risks the sun causes.
TRY: Aveda Daily Light Guard (SPF 30) or Aveda's Tinted Moisturizer in color "sheer" or the tinted color of your choice (SPF 15)
PRO-TIP: Remember to apply sunscreen every 2 hours for full effect!
Pick up any of the products featured here at your local Dosha Salon Spa for flawless summer skin! And don't forget skincare tip number one: Hydrate by drinking lots of water (you thought we forgot- but we didn't!)! Happy Summer PDX!
* Dosha Clackamas and Dosha Beaverton do not currently carry Smashbox products.