As the temperature increases outside, so does the amount of oil and sweat our bodies produce during the day. We've polled our b-glowing.com beauty experts to provide you with their top tips and tricks to control shine this season.
Adjust Your Face Wash:
If you are noticing an oilier complexion, we recommend changing up your skincare routine, starting with your daily wash. Creamier cleansers, formulated for hydration, are great for dryer winter months, but in the summertime switch to something more lightweight with oil-controlling ingredients. We recommend Erno Laszlo Oil-Control Cleansing Bar to balance your skin and keep oil at bay.
Don't Skimp on the Moisturizer:
Even if you are feeling oily, it's still important to moisturize after cleansing your face. Moisturizers act as a barrier between your pores and your makeup, and can also provide SPF protection and other skincare benefits like anti-aging treatment and, in this case, oil-control. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel absorbs shine and controls excess oil and sweat throughout the day, without over-drying the skin. We love this as a primer for makeup. Great for men too!
Lighten Your Makeup Load:
In hotter temps, heavy foundation can melt into pores, increasing oil production and causing breakouts. In the summer season, reach for lightweight makeup formulas like tinted moisturizers or sunscreens. One of our favorites is Jouer Cosmetics Matte Moisture Tint. Available in multiple shades, this oil-free, water resistant, mattifying tinted moisturizer controls shine, and contains SPF 15 protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Tempted to touch-up? Beware! Piling on additional layers of powder not only looks cakey, but can contribute to even more oil production, and clogged pores. Before you reach for that compact, try a disposable blotting paper instead. One of our favorites is the Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers by Tatcha. These all-natural, charcoal-infused papers leave no residue on the skin, and won't disturb your makeup. With 40 sheets per pack, you can touch-up-and-trash, without spreading oil or bacteria around.
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The beauty industry is buzzing about some of our favorite b-glowing brand products for the month of July. We have such a wide variety of summer must-haves, it's no surprise to us to see these beloved beauty essentials hailed as top picks from the editors. Find out what's been making headlines here!
Lucky magazine showed us how to achieve a summer glow using recently-released beauty products, new to the market.
BY TERRY: The Hyaluronic Summer Bronzing Hydra-Veil is designed to provide you with a long-lasting glow, while evening skin tone, reducing pores, and minimizing wrinkles and imperfections. We love the nourishing moisture and freshness our skin receives when we use this product, along with a bronzed, sun-kissed tint.
ELLE magazine announced their 2013 'Green Star' award-winners, honoring top eco-friendly products from the past year.
ILIA: Winner of the 'Megabright Mouth' award, ILIA's Lipsticks and Lip Conditioners pack a punch of color, while nourishing your lips with all-natural ingredients like sesame, sunflower, and grape seed oils.
Vapour Organic Beauty: Winner of the 'Flushed Cheeks' award, Vapour Organic Beauty's Aura Multi-Use Blush sticks provide buildable color for cheeks, lips, and even eyes. Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like frankincense and lotus flower, these sticks are easy to apply and blend seamlessly into your skin.
InStyle magazine gave their 'Top 10 Ways to Look Amazing at the Beach' this month.
St. Tropez: the St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Tan Remover helps you perfect your sunless tan and correct any mishaps. We love to use this salon-inspired product on our palms, fingers and feet after product application to ensure a natural, sun-kissed look.
A lot of products slip under the radar in the beauty industry, which is why we are launching our new 'Hidden Gems' segment here at the b-glowing.com Magazine. We are excited to recognize our staff favorites, and give them the attention they deserve!
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This week's hidden gem is RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads. This soy-based product gently removes your nail polish without the use of acetone or acetate - some of the most toxic chemicals in the cosmetic industry. The pre-moistened pads are non-hazardous, almost odorless, and leave nails looking nourished and healthy.
Why We're Pushing These Pads:
"I love the RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads because they work, and are travel-friendly. I have them at my desk, in my purse, in my car, and in my bathroom. One pad takes care of all 10 nails, and leaves them looking shiny too. One quick tip: Make sure to wash your hands between using these pads and applying new nail lacquer, the oil-based formula can make polish application difficult if left on the nail." - b-glowing.com Social Media Administrator, Holly