As a makeup artist, I have always stressed proper skin care. When your skin is in great shape, the less corrective makeup you have to wear. Which means all you have to do is focus on enhancement instead of covering and camouflaging.
During the summer it is equally, if not more, important to protect your skin from the sun as it is to cleanse and exfoliate. And if you are exfoliating on a regular basis, protection is ESSENTIAL when that beautiful new skin is exposed to the sun.