Summer is an exciting time of the year – warmer weather, holidays abroad, dinner al fresco, fewer layers and more skin on show! However, the hotter temperatures and sunshine can wreak havoc with our skin and our usual make-up routine.
Suzie O’Neill said,
‘We want our summer skin to be smooth, even in colour, glowing and radiant! Instead, we often end up with, uneven caked make-up, tan lines and sun damage…So, I’ve put together my top five tips to help avoid summer mishaps and get skin that’s worth showing off!’
Suzie O’Neill’s Top 5 Skin Essentials for Beautiful Summer Skin
Stay safe in the sun.
Always use a high quality SPF on your face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Even if it’s overcast. A lot of women avoid this step but SPF is the best anti-aging product you can have in your beauty regime!
Lighten the layers
When applying your make-up base, stick to lighter formulas than you would use in the winter. They will look and sit better on your skin and won’t clog pores in the heat. Products such as BB and CC Creams and tinted moisturisers with SPF are perfect for this time of year.
Cover with concealer
If you have dark circles under the eye or any blemishes, use a high quality and lightweight concealer to cover these areas. Steer clear of heavy formulas. They will even out the skin tone and ensure your skin stay fresh, dewy and youthful looking. My newly launched Ayu Undereye Concealer is perfect for this time of year. Its highly pigmented yet lightweight and self-setting no need for powders!
Warm your face
Bronzer is one of my favourite products at this time of year. It gives us that beautiful sun-kissed glow. Apply your bronzer in a sweeping motion across the cheeks, on the bridge of the nose and sides of your forehead for the most natural glow. Chanel’s Bronze Universal Soleil de Tan is a beautiful mousse to powder formula that will suit all skin tones and is super easy to apply and doesn’t look heavy. It’s perfect for our skin as we get older. This product is best applied with the AYU Angle Blush/Contour brush.
Finish with a beautiful & youthful radiant glow
Fresh, dewy skin is the key to finalising the perfect summer look. Enhance your natural radiance with the Ayu Radiant Skin Cream, a smooth pink pearl cream that will gives the skin a smoothing, youthful radiance that will have you looking like you just stepped off a plane from the French Riviera!
Ayu is an Irish make-up company set up by renowned make-up artist Suzie O’Neill in 2015. Suzie O’Neill, from Co. Kildare, was working as a make-up and beauty tutor and realised the make-up brushes in the kits given to students at the college were extremely poor quality. After some research, Ayu was born and the business has grown from strength to strength since.