December Beauty Must-Dos

There is absolutely nothing not to love about December in Australia. It’s a magical time when summer meets Christmas so there are multiple joys to relish. In order to truly shine and welcome this glorious season the way it deserves, attention must be paid. Aside from the final steps that you should take towards transforming your closet into a wonderful splash of light fabrics and bright colours, there are also beauty matters to tend to, and that’s what we’re going to do today. Once you’re done completing the mandatory beauty steps you’ll be good and ready to dazzle, so let’s start immediately, if not sooner.

Light but powerful

First order of business is skincare; you won’t get far without establishing a foolproof skincare regimen. Neither winter nor spring is very kind on the skin, so we tend to take extra precautions and use heavier creams and more nourishing cleansing products. When summer comes knocking, switch it up, but take things seriously nonetheless. Switch to lighter formulas – this goes for facial cleansers and moisturisers. One of the best cleansers for the season is definitely Pure Plush by Bare Minerals because it gets rid of all the excess oiliness that tends to build up during this season, but doesn’t strip the skin of its natural moisture and doesn’t irritate it. As for moisturiser, it’s best to take a light but safe approach and opt for one with some serious SPF as we know how important protection is.

Safe and sound

We know you’ll be a frequent visitor of all the stunning beaches but again, don’t let safety skip your mind. An SPF 30 is an ok solution, but if you truly want to stay safe and carefree, definitely go with a broad spectrum sunscreen that will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid is just what the doctor ordered, and make sure you apply a generous amount and reapply after swimming and towelling as singular application won’t do the job.

Some fine tuning

With holidays just around the corner, there is no better time than the present to take care of one of your most precious possessions and your secret beauty weapon – your smile. Whether you want to have a simple check-up, fix what needs fixing or bring some extra pearliness to that smile, stop by a great Bondi Junction dentist or turn to your trusty one in your hometown. If you want to stun everyone at the beach, and more importantly, during those holiday parties, start with a great smile. Besides, you don’t want to miss out on all the glorious feasts because your choppers are not in spick and span shape.

Going through the makeup case

What may have worked for you in the months passed definitely won’t work now. When the sun kisses your skin say goodbye to that old foundation and go a shade or two darker. Remember to keep things clean and natural-looking. Luminous foundations such as Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation will give you that perfect dewy summer look, and aside from a touch of bronzer, a few coats of mascara and a bright and festive lip colour you don’t need much else. If this year’s runways have taught us anything, it’s that the no-makeup makeup is back in style.

Salt is your friend

The sorely missed beach waves are finally ours for the picking. This summer make sure to take a dip (multiple dips) and then let the hair dry on its own for that genuine beachy look. Now, many of us forget that the scalp needs love and protection as well, so don’t forget to stock up on UV ray protectant styling spray. This baby, along with a great clarifying shampoo will be of huge help at protecting your hair from the drying effects of sun, and will also be there to prevent the salt and chlorine from stripping your hair from moisture. More than that, together they do a great job at keeping your hair colour toned so you don’t have to run to your hair stylist every two weeks.

Claire Hastings

Claire Hastings is wanderer, designer and writer from Brisbane, Australia. She has been writing as long as she remembers, and she is an eternal fashion and beauty enthusiast. You can connect with Claire via Twitter,FaceBook