5 Skin Tips + Makeup Product Ideas for the Summer


Summertime is my favorite time of the year for makeup! I mean, who doesn’t love a beautiful highlight

in the glistening sun? Even though your makeup looks absolutely beautiful in the summer, if you’re like

me, you have the annoying task of dealing with oily skin. Here are a few skin tips that can be used to

combat the issue of oily skin so that you can wear makeup more easily! Also, check out the makeup and

skin products that can be used if you have this type of skin.

  1. Tone, tone, tone!

Using toner is a great way to balance your skin before applying makeup. You may even want to

save money by making a D.I.Y. toner that only requires two ingredients: apple cider vinegar and

water. Fill a small container or cup with half water and half vinegar to get the perfect balance of

both ingredients. Dap a bit on a cotton and apply it to your face. Your skin will thank you later!

Product Suggestion: Simple Soothing Facial Toner, $5.94, buy it here.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner

  1. Cold black tea may do the trick!

Try this on your skin, not in your cup! Using cold black tea is an old-fashioned method that is still

helpful for preventing oily skin. You simply place a black tea bag in a cup of cold water and apply

it to your face for a few minutes. Repeat this method until you’ve applied it to your entire face.

Product Suggestion: Revlon Colorstay for Combo/Oily Skin Makeup, $12.99, buy it here.


  1. Get your daily dose of vitamins!

One of the biggest causes of oily skin (and skin issues in general), is that we do not get the

proper amount of vitamins into our system. Vitamin A, C, and E helps with healing, repairing skin

damage, cell repair, and more. Getting the right amount of Zinc and Omega 3 fatty acids will also

help the health of your skin. The healthy the skin, the easier it becomes to prevent oil.

Product Suggestion: Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer, $36, buy it here.


  1. Skin prep is a must before applying makeup!

A lot of women think that applying makeup only requires a washed face. To prevent having oily

skin under your makeup, there are actual steps you should take to prepping your face. Follow

this order to prevent oily skin: cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize, apply primer, and WAIT. Take

a few minutes to allow your face to soak all of those steps in before applying your makeup.

Product suggestion: Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray (Oil-Control), $30, buy it here.


  1. Keep those makeup brushes CLEAN!

Another huge reason we have such oily skin lies within the tools we use. Not washing and

sanitizing our makeup brushes can cause buildup which leads to oily (and dirty) skin. Overall,

dirty brushes are just plain disgusting! To remove all of the access makeup on your brushes, try

using a soft conditioner or soap and allow your brushes to dry overnight. They will be good as

new in the morning!

Product suggestion: Neutrogena Oil Free Cleansing Wipes-Pink Grapefruit, $7.49, buy it here.


Check out this YouTuber’s video Teanna Empowers to see her “Summer Makeup Routine for Oily Skin”!

Tutorial Click here: Video Credit (by Teanna Empowers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw_S4TQQ720&feature=youtu.be


Author: Michaela Carter is a Georgia Peach native. To find out more about Michaela you can keep up with her on her Inspirational Lifestyle Blog at www.adashofmichaela.com



  • Anna nuttall
    July 12, 2016

    I learn last summer that make up and I during summer don’t get on. We seem to hate other. My skin turns oily and spots appears and when I sweat – well it isn’t very nice!!
    Cleansing wipes for me is a blessing and toner also. Great tips. xx

    • Social Nubian
      August 6, 2016



      I am sorry to hear that about the issues in the area of the spots and sweats. For the sweat you should try a Final Mist spray which you can obtain from Elf, H & M, or MAC. It works great; especially in this summer heat. The Mist allows your makeup to stay on until you decide to remove it. Good Luck. Let us at The Social Nubian site know how it work out for you. Come back again, Anna.

      From– The Social Nubian xox

  • Hilary
    July 12, 2016

    Great tips!!

  • Lani Rae
    July 12, 2016

    I love all the brands you mentioned in this post 😊 Especially simple, their skincare is amazing! xx

  • Denise Bryant
    July 13, 2016

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

  • Shakirah
    July 14, 2016

    Great tips!

  • Aleksandra
    July 22, 2016

    Getting the vitamins you need is absolutely the most important in my book. I’ve recently been doing that and it makes a world of difference!

  • Chrissie Daudier
    July 23, 2016

    Great job! I love UD’s setting spray. I use it on my beauty blenders when I want them to be semi damp before applying my foundation. You have gorgeous hair btw!! <3

  • Jen | Frolicious.de
    August 2, 2016

    Thanks for sharing these tips. They are super helpful. I am tired of my oily skin during summer time. I will try some of these products.

    Much love


    • Social Nubian
      August 6, 2016

      You are welcome. Let us at The Social Nubian know how it work for you. Come back again, Jen.

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