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There’s so much fun to be had over the Fourth of July weekend, we can’t help but start making our plans early. If you’re like us, you likely already have plans in place for a weekend getaway or a fabulous staycation, you may even have started to brainstorm the perfect wardrobe and makeup looks to sport when the 4th finally rolls around. But have you thought about your skin care routine? While the weekend may mostly be made up of fun and fireworks, it’s important to give your skin the attention it needs during this holiday weekend. Below, we’re sharing a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to how to take care of your skin during the Fourth of July weekend. Hello, star-spangled skin care!
The first thing on our patriotic packing list? Makeup remover! Seriously, you’re bound to be rocking a bit of makeup—preferably of the red, white, and blue variety—over the weekend, and while you may be tired and ready to hop into bed at the end of the night, you don’t want to skip taking off your makeup! Remember: Sleeping with makeup on can result in your face makeup mixing with oil and debris on your skin, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
For the weekend, pack a no-rinse makeup remover to make taking off your face a convenient task. Try the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Making Removing Towelettes. These ultra-soft towelettes gently yet effectively remove all traces of makeup, mascara, and even long wear makeup! Even if you aren’t heading out of town, keep a pack of makeup wipes on your nightstand for easy, late-night makeup removal!
Makeup removal is a must, but cleansing your complexion is too. Since you’re likely to be out and about thanks to the holiday, a no-rinse option is perfect. You can keep up with your skin care commitments without being tethered to the sink all weekend long. As for our favorite no-rinse cleanser, that would have to be micellar water! Give the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types a try; it’s powered by micelle molecules that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities and makeup with no rinsing or harsh rubbing. Yes, please!
Chances are you’ll be spending some time under the summer sun during the weekend, which is why it’s a good idea to use a moisturizer formulated with SPF. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, which is formulated with broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect against the sun’s aging UVA/UVB rays. After smoothing the moisturizer on in the AM, don’t forget to toss the bottle in your bag because you’ll need to reapply every two hours—consistency is key!
It’s also not such a bad idea to take other sun protection measures. Besides smoothing on your SPF, follow the FDA’s guidelines and rock protective accessories like sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat and seek out shade during the sun’s peak hours (from 10 AM to 2 PM). Red may be one of the colors associated with this holiday, but you don’t want reddened skin to be the way you represent!
If you’re going away, you’ll probably want to keep your bag light. That’s why packing multi-tasking skin care products is a good move. One multi-tasking product we swear by? The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face/Neck/Chest/Hands; it’s small enough to easily fit in your purse and can be used to moisturize your face, neck, chest, and hands.
With the sun beating down on you all day, you’re sure to be feeling the heat. A facial mist is your secret weapon for feeling refreshed throughout the day. Just a quick spritz of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist will be the midday pick-me-up you need.
Bonus tip: Have a cooler for your drinks and snacks? Toss this mist in with the ice to turn spritzing into the ultimate cooldown.
What’s the Fourth of July without a sun-kissed, summer glow? Of course, we aren’t insinuating you need to lay out before the 4th. Self-tanner is the answer here. That way, you can get that bronzed glow without any help from the sun! Need a product rec? The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse instantly gives skin a natural tan look with an even finish. To use, shake well and pump the mousse into your hand. Smooth evenly over clean, exfoliated skin, allowing four to eight hours for the color to fully develop before showering. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use and let your skin dry completely before putting on clothes!
Next up: Whether you’re traveling for the Fourth of July or planning on a trip later in the summer, you can learn a thing or two from our article on How to Pack Your Makeup When You Travel.