Summer Skincare Tips: Embrace Your Bare Face and Rock the No-Makeup Look

no make up skincare for bright clear glowing summer skin

Ever admired the sun-kissed glow models flaunt in the summer and wondered how they achieve it without makeup? That effortless look isn't as simple as it seems – achieving a flawless no-makeup look requires a few essential steps. The good news? There’s no gatekeeping here – we’re ready to pass them on!  

The secret to a summer glow-up lies in prioritizing your skincare routine and incorporating key beauty products that enhance your natural beauty instead of covering it under layers of makeup. It’s time to ditch your hour-long makeup routine and embrace a freer, more natural look. With the right products, you can achieve that “I woke up like this” effortless look.

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing your skin glow naturally without spending an hour putting makeup on. This summer guide will show you how to enhance your natural beauty in just a few easy steps!

In this guide, we'll cover:

  • Proper Hydration: Learn how to keep your skin hydrated and radiant with simple yet effective tips.
  • Under-Eye Care: We have the under-eye care hacks! Discover techniques to reduce puffiness and dark circles for a fresh, well-rested look.
  • Face Masks: Explore the best face sheet masks to boost your skin's glow and keep it healthy all summer long.
  • Cool Sculpting: Find out how cool sculpting can help define your facial contours for a natural face lift.
  • Lip Care: Keep your lips soft, hydrated, and naturally tinted with the best summer lip care routine!

Get ready to rock that no-makeup look with confidence all summer long !

Hydrate your skin inside and out

Keeping your skin hydrated is crucial, especially during the hot summer months. The key to achieving that coveted summer glow starts with proper hydration inside and out.

Hydrating face wash & moisturizer

First things first, let's talk about your skincare routine. Picking a good hydrating face wash and a lightweight moisturizer is essential for the summer. Heavy creams can feel too greasy in the heat, so opt for something light yet effective. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which attract moisture and keep your skin plump without weighing it down. Stock up on aloe vera and cucumber extracts – they’re hydrating and soothing, perfect for calming any sun-related irritation.

Drink more water

Next up, the simplest yet most overlooked tip: drink tons of water. Hydrating your skin from the inside is just as important as what you apply on the outside. Aim for at least eight glasses a day to keep your skin looking fresh and dewy. Carry a water bottle with you and take regular sips throughout the day. Trust us, your skin will thank you. 

For an extra boost, incorporate water-rich foods into your diet, such as watermelon, cucumbers, and oranges. These not only hydrate your body but also provide essential vitamins and antioxidants for healthy skin. Many greatwater-rich fruits are in season during the summer so it’ll be easier to get them in your diet!

Remember, caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate you, so try to limit their intake, especially in the summer. Opt for herbal teas or infused water with fruits and herbs for a refreshing, hydrating, and healthy alternative.

Hydrating face masks

Don’t forget about hydrating face masks for thirst-quenching goodness! In the summer, you might need to use them more frequently than in winter, especially after sun exposure. A good after-sun mask can work wonders to replenish lost moisture and soothe sunburnt areas. Look for masks with ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and chamomile, which provide deep hydration and calming effects. Sheet masks are particularly convenient and effective, as they create a barrier that helps the hydrating ingredients penetrate deeply into the skin.

We'll dive deeper into the best face masks later, but for now, remember to incorporate these hydrating heroes into your weekly routine. Using a mask 2-3 times a week can make a significant difference in maintaining your skin's moisture levels and overall health.

Bright under-eyes: The key to makeup-free

Taking care of your under-eyes is essential if you want to rock a flawless, makeup-free look this summer. The under-eye area can significantly impact your overall appearance, and neglecting it can make you look tired or depleted, even when the rest of your skin is glowing.

The impact of under-eye care on your bare-faced glow

According to Healthline, common issues like dark, dull, or puffy under-eyes are often caused by factors such as lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies, and even genetics. Dark circles occur when blood vessels under the thin skin of the under-eye area become more visible, while puffiness is usually due to fluid retention or inflammation.

Woman with dark brown hair wearing the rejuvenating eye gels depuffing anti-aging

Cooling under-eye gels: A game changer

One of the best ways to tackle these issues is by using cooling under-eye gels. These gels are designed to soothe and rejuvenate the delicate skin under your eyes, reducing puffiness and diminishing dark circles. The cooling effect also helps to constrict blood vessels, providing an immediate refreshing sensation and a visible improvement in your appearance.

Here are two fantastic under-eye gels to consider:

  1. FlashPatch Rejuvenating Under-Eye Gels: If you suffer from dry skin, puffy eyes, dark circles, and wrinkles, these collagen Rejuvenating Eye Gels are a must-try. They accelerate the delivery of caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen to revitalize your under-eye area, leaving you looking fresh and awake.
  2. Serve Chilled On Ice Eye Gels: These oh-so-cooling under-eye patches offer a cocktail of skin-smoothing, depuffing ingredients while providing a refreshing experience. Packed with firming and nourishing ingredients like bakuchiol, cloudberry oil, and peptides, they’re the perfect antidote to bags and fine lines.

For a step-by-step guide on how to apply these under-eye products, check out our detailed blog post here.

Find a cooling and lightweight under-eye cream

In addition to using under-eye gels, incorporating a cooling and lightweight under-eye cream into your routine can further hydrate, brighten, and reduce puffiness. Look for creams with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and vitamin C. These ingredients work together to keep the under-eye area hydrated, promote circulation, and brighten dark circles.

Check out The New York Post’s 29 best eye creams to find your match!

Face masks: A must-have this summer

Using face masks targeted to your skin's needs is essential for keeping it radiant and supple during the summer without needing to layer on makeup like foundation, highlighter, or blush. Cooling, hydrating, and illuminating sheet masks can work wonders to maintain your natural glow. Let’s dive into the best face masks for summer and why they’re the ultimate skin saviors.

Cooling face masks

Why would you want to use a cooling face mask in the summer? Because cooling masks can improve circulation, bringing a natural flush to your face, and help to depuff and soothe your skin. Our favorite product is the Serve Chilled On Ice Hydrogel Mask because it offers a refreshing cocktail of skin-smoothing and depuffing ingredients while cooling on contact for an invigorating experience. Plus, it’s packed with rejuvenating ingredients like bakuchiol, cloudberry oil, and peptides to firm, nourish, and smooth the skin.

Together, these powerful ingredients provide comprehensive benefits such as improved firmness, brightness, and texture, along with protection from signs of aging. The best part? It works in just five minutes with proprietary HydraSurge5™ technology! 

Pro tip: Pop your mask in the fridge before use for a refreshing summer treat! How cool!

Hydrating face masks

Dealing with dry, dull, or patchy skin? Look no further than Hydrate 5-Minute Sheet Masks. These masks are the ultimate thirst quencher, created to deliver hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to your skin quickly and effectively, helping to reduce dryness and reinvigorate your skin in as little as five minutes - up to four times faster than traditional sheet masks. 

Experience the calming sensation of softer, smoother skin with every use. Hydrate locks in moisture to ensure your skin remains supple and irresistibly touchable.

Illuminating face masks

If you haven’t experienced the power of an illuminating face mask, check out the Illuminate 5-Minute Sheet Mask. Designed to even skin tone and brighten your complexion, this mask is a real glow-getter.

Featuring an unbeatable combo of vitamin C, licorice extract, and grapefruit seed extract, the Illuminate Sheet Mask is effortlessly refreshing and brightening, making it an ideal addition to any skincare regimen to re-ignite your complexion's natural glow. Ideal for dull, lackluster skin and uneven tone, these masks will leave you looking refreshed and radiant.

By incorporating these targeted face masks into your summer skincare routine, you can maintain a radiant, supple complexion without the need for heavy makeup. 

Lymphatic drainage tools: Contour your face without makeup

How do models get a chiseled jawline and lifted cheekbones without pounds of makeup? They use lymphatic drainage tools to naturally contour their face. Let's delve into what they are, how they work, and why they're essential for achieving that coveted no-makeup summer look.

What is lymphatic drainage massage for the face?

A lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle technique aimed at stimulating the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins, reduce puffiness, and promote a more sculpted appearance. It involves using specific tools to apply light pressure and rhythmic movements along the lymphatic pathways of the face and neck.

How do you do it?

Using tools such as gua sha, jade rollers, or ice rollers,  you can perform lymphatic drainage massages at home very easily. Start by applying a facial oil or serum to provide slip and glide for the tools. Then, gently glide the tool across your face in upward and outward motions, following the natural contours of your face and neck. Repeat each stroke several times to encourage lymphatic fluid drainage and circulation.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of lymphatic drainage massage are endless. Not only does it help to reduce puffiness and inflammation, but it also promotes lymphatic flow, detoxifies the skin, and enhances the absorption of skincare products. Making it part of your weekly skincare routine can lead to a more sculpted facial structure, improved skin tone and texture, and a more radiant complexion.

Lip care: Embracing kissable lips

Last but certainly not least, let's talk about lip care. Keeping your lips hydrated and protected is crucial, especially during the summer. The sun, wind, and dry air can take a toll on your lips, leaving them dry, cracked, and feeling uncomfy. 

By incorporating lip care into your skincare routine, you can ensure that your lips stay soft, smooth, and kissable. Say goodbye to hiding dry, cracked lips behind layers of lipstick, and say hellooo to a naturally hydrated pout! How do you achieve this, you might ask? 

Lip gels: Your lips' new best friend

Rosé Lip Gels are the best way to care for your lips while boosting their natural glow. Formulated with a soothing blend of vitamins and antioxidants, these gels provide essential hydration, locking in moisture to leave lips feeling soft and supple. With an antioxidant-rich combination of resveratrol (sourced from grapes!), strawberry extract, and an ultra-hydrating dose of hyaluronic acid, not only will these lip gels smell like summer, but they’ll also provide deep moisture and nourishment to chapped lips in just 5 minutes! 

Don't forget sun protection

Just like the rest of your skin, your lips need protection from the sun's harmful rays. We love Cay Skin Hydrating Lip Balm because it has SPF 50 and a hint of color for a natural, effortless look. It’s perfect for kissing sunburnt, peeling, and flaky lips in style!

It’s time to embrace your bare face 

As you can see, the secret to a summer glow-up lies in your skincare routine. Once you start incorporating key beauty products that enhance your natural beauty instead of covering it under layers of makeup, you’ll finally embrace a freer, more natural look! 

Looking in the mirror and seeing beauty in your bare skin is such a confidence boost and we know you’ll be hooked on the transformation! This summer guide has covered everything from proper hydration and under-eye care to the importance of face masks, lymphatic drainage tools, and lip care. 

Whether you're lounging by the pool or enjoying a summer picnic in the park, we hope you embrace your bare face and rock that no-makeup look with confidence! True beauty shines from within, and with a little help from these skincare tips, you can finally let your natural glow steal the show!

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