The Morning Blend


Summer beauty: Hair, makeup and skincare tips

Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 16:01:10-04

Summer can be a glorious thing for women; the sunshine gives us that glowing highlight we strive for year-round. Yet, summer, like winter, requires its own beauty routine tweaks, especially as we make our way into the hottest of months. Beauty expert, Mercedes Sanchez, will share her favorite fixes to all your summer beauty woes and keep you glowing from head to toe.

  • HYDRATE: While it’s important to hydrate our skin on the surface, hydrating from the inside out is essential too! Try increasing your daily water intake and you’ll see a difference in your skin in no time.
  • TAKE YOUR VITAMINS: Like H2O, your nails can also benefit from the inside out. By taking vitamins for your nails, you can build stronger, clearer nails, and enjoy those mani/pedis even more!
  • SMILE THAT SHINES: A white smile is always in season! Upgrade your toothpaste to a product that gives your teeth that extra shine.
  • CLEANSE: It’s important to wash your beauty tools at least monthly to avoid the spread of bad bacteria. Clean brushes will also help create a smoother makeup look, while preventing breakouts.

Mercedes Sanchez is a sought-after lifestyle expert and communications professional based in New York City. She's the founder of, a digital magazine covering fashion, beauty and travel which has led to her on-air career offering style tips and shopping recommendations on local and national television. Her readers (and viewers) have been loyal for 10 years because Mercedes is relatable and credible. Mercedes is recognized as a digital influencer by major brands and has collaborated on campaigns with Macy's, Kmart, Neutrogena, CoverGirl, Pantene, Lancome, Caress, JCPenney, TJMaxx and Target among others. In addition to sharing lifestyle and fashion tips on television, Mercedes is a regular contributor to El Diario/La Prensa and the NY Daily News. She’s covered more than 10 seasons at New York Fashion Week and has been invited to Brazil multiple times to cover fashion week. Before launching her blog, Mercedes worked for the New York Post’s Tempo, a weekly and monthly section dedicated to Latina fashion, celebrity news, and shopping. Shortly after, she joined WNBC-TV as a segment producer. She currently freelances as an account executive for a public relations agency. Mercedes Sanchez is of Dominican descent and lives in her hometown of New York City. She has a background in print, broadcast journalism and public relations.