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Foundation Is Out, Tinted Moisturizer Is In
If you are like me and refuse to go bare faced ever even in summer and can’t imagine life without your foundation, consider putting away your foundation for the season and trying a tinted moisturizer. You may never go back to your old foundation.

Lighter than foundation, tinted moisturizers still cover flaws but feel less “cakey.” While foundations can feel as if they’re melting off your face, tinted moisturizers won’t, most also contain an SPF.

I scream you scream, we all scream for Sunscreen
While most women know to put sunscreen on their faces, they skip their chests, hands and necks. Who wants to have 80-year-old hands and a 60-year-old face? Protect your face, neck and hands as well.

It’s important to apply sunscreen a couple times throughout the day. One application in the morning won’t necessarily last a full 12 hours.

My favorite sunscreen is by IS clinical, it is a powder sunscreen that can easily be applied over makeup.

Pick the Right Self-Tanner
You know you’ve seen it! The orange legs with streaks all over. Purchase a GOOD self tanner for a healthy sun kissed look. Exfoliate well prior to application and follow up the next day with a good moisturizer. My favorite self tanner is by Sun Labs.

If you can’t master a self tanner, make an appointment with a pro for an airbrushed tan that will get you looking like you just came back from Costa Rica.

Do you suffer from makeup melt?
In the heat of the summer my eyeshadow would melt into my eyelid crease by the middle of the day. Then I discovered an eye primer magnet, which works like an eyeshadow primer. Shadow sticks to the “magnet” and won’t budget the entire day.

Skip pencil eyeliners for summer and opt instead for a liquid liner, which won’t budge as the day wears on. As for mascara, waterproof mascara is a great bet.

Pink Gorgeous Cheeks
Want that “just back from a run” look without breaking a sweat? To get this look, apply bronzer on all the bits the sun would naturally hit: forehead, cheeks and nose. Then apply a pink blush on the apples of your cheeks.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Nikki Rasmussen, RN is owner of YOLO aesthetic boutique & med spa. YOLO specializes in results oriented therapies to keep Connecticut beautiful, One Face At A Time. Come visit us for a consultation www.yolomedpsa.com Friend us on facebook and be entered to win a free facial http://www.facebook.com/yolomedspa 203-533-4560