Beauty Swaps You Should Make This Summer

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Summer is here! If you are anything like me, you are ready to live it up. Your weekends will be packed with picnics at the park, trips to the beach, hiking in the forest, and pool parties with friends. With your new itinerary, you’ll be spending a lot more time outside in the heat. All the sun and sweat mean you’ll need to make some changes to your beauty routine. Instead of using the same old beauty products, make these simple beauty swaps.

Replace Your Cream Moisturizer With A Gel Formula

A thick cream moisturizer is nice during the colder months of the year. But once the temperatures start to rise, the moisturizer you used to love will feel heavy on the skin.

At your next Sephora or Ulta visit, pick up a gel moisturizer. If you have dry skin, look for a gel-cream that has a bit thicker consistency. If you aren’t sure which to buy, I love The True Cream Aqua Bomb.

The True Cream Aqua Bomb

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Swap Your Heavy Foundation With A Lightweight One

While I wasn’t wearing full coverage foundation at all this year, I know some of you have. This summer swap your heavy foundation with a lightweight option instead. There are so many lightweight skin tints and tinted moisturizers, you are sure to find one that you love.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector

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Skip The Powder Highlighter, Opt For A Highlighting Balm Instead

Highlighters haven’t been as popular this year, but they are still essential for a glowy summer look. Instead of a powder highlight, opt for a highlighting balm instead. If you are not sure which highlighting balm to try, I really love the one from Merit. I’ve also heard great things about the balm from Danessa Myricks Beauty.

Merit Highlighting Balm

Day Glow Highlighting Balm

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Put Away The Mask Proof Matte Lipstick, Reach For A Gloss Instead

If you were wearing matte lipstick under your mask, now is the time to reach for a glossy option instead. This year every makeup brand has put out a somewhat sheer, glossy lip product. You can find an option at every price point, from the luxurious YSL to Glossier.

Glossier Ultra Lip


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Turn Off Your Straightener, Grab A Sea Salt Spray

If there is anything to simplify this summer, it is your hair routine. Instead of spending time fighting your hair’s natural texture, embrace it. Put away the straightener. Let your hair air dry or use a see salt spray to enhance your natural waves.

Surf Spray Beauty Swap

Surf Spray

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Say No To Nail Polish, Go Natural Instead

Gel and dip manicures have their place, but the upkeep can be time-consuming and costly. This summer, skip the polish and leave your nails bare. Now you don’t have to worry about chipping your manicure while playing volleyball at the beach. When I don’t use polish, I do like to use this nail oil from Sally Hansen.

Nail Oil Beauty Swaps

Nail and Cuticle Oil

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