Summer days are great for relaxation and recreation. The sun is literally brighter, the days are longer, and the warm weather is ideal for just spending time with family and friends or for taking off on sightseeing or shopping jaunts. But, you would want to remember that summer is also a time when different rules of beauty care apply. The hot, lazy days can take their toll if you are not too careful about your regimen. Here are a few tips for getting through summer while looking as good as you would want to feel.
– If you spend lots of time outside, be sure to use sunscreen with minimum SPF 15. If you do burn, apply Aloe Vera or lotions containing it. This will cool and soothe your skin and help you to heal faster.
– Summer is the right time for that messy bun hairstyle. Just make sure that you apply a little shine serum to towel-dried hair before you put up your hair so that natural texture can be enhanced. This style is so comfy and will also have you feeling relaxed.
– Whenever you apply a cream or liquid product, make sure you set it with powder. I find this is true of my routine year-round but even more so during the warmer months. Keeping a pressed powder compact in your bag is an excellent way to freshen up your face after being outside, too.– If you do get sunburned, apply aloe vera extract or lotions containing aloe vera. The effect of aloe vera will soothe your skin and will also help you heal faster. If you do plan to spend more time in the sun following sunburn, it may be wise to apply a cream containing zinc to help heal the sunburn overnight.
– To spice up your look naturally, try combing a little lemon juice through your hair. The sun will lighten those strands faster than your locks sans lemon, giving you an attractive sun-streaked look.
– Deep condition your hair at least once a week.
– A slick ponytail can accentuate your features while also getting annoying tendrils of hair out of your way. A side part can also work wonders and give you a changed look if done right. To prevent frizzy hair, use a leave-in conditioner or hair tonics that are specific for frizzy hair.
– Nothing is more budge-, crease-, and smudge-proof than something that is also waterproof or water resistant. You might not be swimming, but the sweat and humidity can take a toll on things like eyeliner and mascara.
– Keep the sweat off your neck with headbands, ballerina bands, ponytails, loose buns or even kerchiefs.5. Keep a washcloth or buff pad at-the-ready for everyday use.
– Before you polish your toenails, pamper yourself with an Epson-salt and scented oil foot soak for 10 minutes.
– If you want to have natural-looking highlights, just comb a little lemon juice through your hair if you plan on spending a few hours out in the sun. The sun will lighten those strands and you will have a subtle sun-streaked look without having to budget for the salon.
– Deep-conditioning is essential for hair at least once a week in summer. Hair tends to become dry, dull or brittle if it is exposed to frequent cycles of soaking and drying, such as if you sweat a lot or go swimming.
– Summer is one of those times when less is best. Trying to enhance your natural looks with minimal embellishment will work best under the unforgiving sun.
– Eye make-up is a zone of error in summer and you can avoid gaffes by sticking to near-neutral tones of eye shadow and waterproof mascara and liners. Make sure you carry eye-make-up remover with you so that you avoid dark circle which can be a natural consequence of waterproof eye make-up.Related posts: