Summer heat brings with it a lot of fun: late nights, beach days, and lazy afternoons. However, the high temperatures and sun-kissed activities also bring their own share of beauty concerns. Here is a guide to beating some of the most common beauty concerns that spring up this season.
We all know how harmful UV rays can be, but too few of us actually commit to putting on sunscreen regularly. Streamline your makeup routine to include a little protection from the sun. Applying a tinted moisturizer with SPF will hydrate your skin while giving you a bronzed look, and shielding you from the sun. Once you see the benefits of sun protection on your own face, you will not turn back.
Shaving and waxing remove layers of dead skin which leaves fresh skin vulnerable to exposure in the sunlight and salt. Especially sensitive areas like the armpits and bikini line can easily become susceptible to ingrown hairs and unsightly bumps. Time your hair removal to make sure you are giving your skin enough time to recover before jumping in the water!
Although heat is usually pretty inescapable in the summer, frizz does not have to be. There are a lot of easy ways to avoid unwanted frizz. Try to refrain from using too much heat on your hair: the sun’s warmth is enough on its own. Toss those hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons into your bathroom drawer until the fall season. If you still cannot beat the heat, try carrying a small bottle of children’s detangler in your bag to tame flyaways. A few spritzes brushed through your hair should give it the moisture it needs and leave you good to go!
Perfect Your Polish
One of the toughest parts of a beauty routine to follow in the summer is keeping toe nail polish on. With all the flip-flops and sand, nail polish seems to come off almost immediately. Try adding a layer of distilled white vinegar as primer to your bare nails, then add the polish. This will not only help the nail polish go on smoother the first time, but also keep it on for longer.
Summer is for being adventurous in your life and your look. Buy that dress that you have been eyeing, test a different type of manicure, or try out a new personalized hair color. Test your limits with beauty this summer, and you might learn something new about your style and taste.
What beauty hacks work for you in the summer?
This post is a collaboration between Emily and me.