Bronzer in the winter time: for a long time I found it difficult to find something that would work. With my fair skin that turns super pale the longer the winter lasts, it was a struggle to find a bronzer that wasn’t too dark, too muddy or too orange. But after a bit of trial and error, I have found 5 great bronzers that I love using in the winter time.Read more
Finding a good highlighter when you have fair skin can be quite a feat. Think of all the hyped up highlighters in recent years: Becca Champagne Pop, Sleek Solstice palette, and many more have been raved about by many online beauty gurus and I have tried many of them. However, 9 out of 10 times they don’t work for me. They sit on the skin as a dark stripe and it doesn’t do much in terms of highlighting. So I have tried many and have found 5 great highlighters that work well on my pale skin.
Highlighters for pale skinRead more
Foundation shades are a hot topic at the moment. While many high end brands have good or decent shade ranges, the drugstore is far behind when it comes to offering a good shade range. Both on the dark and light end of the spectrum you can really struggle finding a shade that is right for you. Having fair to pale skin myself (it totally depends on how much time I spend outdoors in the summer time, how pale I get in the winter), I know the struggle is real to find a foundation that is affordable and matches me. These are my favorite picks.
Top 5 Fair skin foundations at the drugstore
I love summer, but what I don’t really like is how easily I burn in the sun. I am fair skinned and sunburn has been an issue for years. When no one even seemed to have been affected by the sun, my skin was all red and raw. Over the years I have found ways to prevent myself from turning lobster red the minute I step outside.
The first thing is to cover up. Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses and find a nice sun hat that allows you to protect the rest of your face and also your neck. I also like to cover up my back and shoulders as they burn so easily. In summer, especially if I am in warmer climates or at a beach I will make sure to wear a thin cardigan or other cover up to protect my skin.
Besides covering up, a great way of not burning in the sun is to simply not go into the sun too much. If I decide to go out on a sunny day I try to stick to the shade. But how do you tan? I don’t. I keep my skin fair because tanning is in a way already damaging to your skin. And what’s wrong with being pale? Especially my legs will only burn and do not tan to begin with, so that is truly not worth the pain and effort.
Even if you stick to the shade and cover up nicely, wearing a good sunscreen is a must. Because even in the shade you can burn. The worst sunburn I ever got was when I went to a beach with friends on a cloudy day that wasn’t too hot, but the mixture of sunlight and wind was still futile for my skin. So using sunscreen when you go outside is a must. I am not a big lover of using sunscreen at all times, because I work indoors, so if I am outdoors for just 30 minutes I will use that time for my skin to soak up some vital Vitamin D.
The sunscreen I love the best are the Garnier ones for the body and I love the Biodermal fluid for the face. The latter doesn’t break me out and isn’t too oily, which makes it perfect for putting on the face. At the beginning of summer I tend to use SPF 50 and after a while I will stick to SPF 50 for the face and SPF 30 for the body. Anything less than SPF 30 will lead me to burn so I have to use a high SPF and apply it regularly. Even when I am not swimming and only roaming around a city, I will reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or so if I’m out all day.
The final step to protecting your skin if you burn easily is to make sure you take proper care of it. Even if you don’t burn, make sure you moisturize as the sun and wind will dry out your skin. Especially if it is hot, I love popping into a shower after a long day to freshen up and then moisturize with a thin body lotion. I leave the thick body butters for winter time, but in summer I switch to body lotions and aloe vera after sun cream. I like using thin formulas that feel cooling on the skin.
How do you take care of your skin in summer.