It’s always interesting when summer rolls around in the northern hemisphere and all our favourite beauty icons have to contend with sweltering, sweaty heat like we do everyday. Why? Because bring on the heat-friendly beauty tips!
As part of their adorably-named Editor In Chic program that’s seen the likes of Bella Hadid and Chrissy Teigen take over the brand’s Instagram account, La Mer handed their Instagram reins over to American supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge.
As expected, Lily took to her weekend role with grace and style to show us mortals her summer weekend routine, and here’s what we learned.
1. Go For Lighter Moisturisers
In the daytime heat, the last thing you want is to be sweating under a thick layer of thick, occlusive moisturiser. Don’t get me wrong, rich moisturisers are amazing for before bed, but you’ll feel a lot more comfortable in a gel-cream or gel-type moisturiser during the day.
2. Keep Makeup Minimal
While this seems easy for someone with supermodel features to pull off, anyone can rock minimal off-duty beauty. Your skin will thank you for it!
3. Even For Nights
Even if you’ve got a do in the evening heat, stick to classic fuss-free staples of neat, swept-back hair and a red lip: it’s perfectly chic and comfortable to boot. We love her suggestion to use coconut oil in lieu of a typical hairwax or spray– it’ll deep condition your hair while keeping it frizz-free and sleek! Wash it out when you get home and say hello to lusciously soft locks.
4. Make Time For Family
We’re a little more blessed because our summers are year-long. But when you’ve only got 3 months of sunny weather, Lily doesn’t waste it and makes sure to make the most of it with her kids. Take a page from her book and schedule some quality weekend time with your loved ones– in time they’ll become precious memories to look back on.