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FACE IT: Beauty with Amanda Care

Beauty Tips for Hot Summer Days

Shore beauty expert Amanda Care shares her secrets to looking and feeling gorgeous with Channel readers in her monthly column. Owner of Face It in Devonport, Amanda starts 2013 with a focus on staying stunning over summer.

Phew, summer is certainly here in full force! I love this time of year on the Shore, making full use of all our great outdoor spaces. However, the sun and surf can play havoc with your usual beauty routines. The following are my tips for glamour on the go:

Make-up: This time of year a good tinted SPF moisturiser will usually suffice, but if you’re like me and like a little more coverage and staying power, then use a light dusting of mineral powder through the t-zone. Apply a glossy bright lip shade and you’re all set.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Active Mineral Powder SPF15 $70 and Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+ $79
Skin Breakouts: Due to the heat and humidity skin can feel can feel a lot more congested than usual. Try switching to a lighter moisturiser and incorporating a serum, which works intensively on smoothing the face and keeping pores clear without feeling too heavy.
Ultraceuticals A Skin Perfecting Serum $109
Feet: Constantly wearing  jandals is a recipe for dry, cracked heels with the continual friction they create. Start using some pumice in the shower and moisturise with a thick cream at night. Toenails also tend to chip and break more often at this time of year, so keep them short and don’t be tempted to pick them off if they break, use clippers instead.
Summer to me is all about keeping things simple and getting out more with friends in the sunshine, not going overboard with too much mascara and fake tan. While it’s warm outside less is more. PS. Don’t forget Valentine’s day on the 14th. Spoil your valentine with a gift voucher from Face It Beauty. Phone or email your request today!
Face It, 95 Victoria Road, Devonport 09 445 0600 www.faceitbeauty.co.nz

by Amanda Care

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