8 Essential Beauty Tips for the Summer

Whether you are jet-setting across the world or enjoying a staycation this summer, many of us will be looking to improve our aesthetic as we bare more skin to stay cool and make the most of the warmer weather. In this article, we will discuss the sizzling hot trends to get you in the mood for the summer season. 

Beauty Tips

1.  Elevate your SPF Game

The most important step in your skincare routine should be the application of an SPF, independent of the time of year. This becomes even more of a necessity as exposure to UVB rays increases in summer, which can have negative effects such as skin damage, visible signs of aging, and can increase your risk of skin cancers. 

To enhance how well your SPF works, try adding a vitamin C serum or products including green tea. Both of these ingredients improve the effectiveness of your sunscreen and can prevent damage after you have spent some time in the sun. 

You should also make sure to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out into the sun and reapply regularly (around every two hours). Finally, ensure you throw out and replace any expired SPF, as this can be detrimental to the product's effectiveness.

2. Fake Bake It ‘til You Make It

Everybody enjoys a summer glow in the warmer months, and, although we advise against getting a ‘natural’ tan from the sun, you can always fake it to make it with the wide spectrum of alternatives on the market. 

Choosing the right tan for your skin will depend on your skin type and tone and the final results you want to achieve. For a natural finish, try a gradual, everyday tan in a light to medium shade. Alternatively, if you are hoping for a more dramatic effect, try an instant tan of a deeper shade. No matter what you choose, make sure to exfoliate before applying the tanner to get the best, streak-free finish.  

3. Protect Your Hair and Prevent Frizz

Although most of us recognize the importance of sun protection for our skin, many forget about the damage the sun can do to your hair. To manage the excess oils and sweat in your hair, you may feel it necessary to wash it more frequently. This can damage your delicate locks, drying them out and exacerbating any frizz caused by the humidity. 

To keep your hair healthy, try incorporating a weekly protective hair mask into your routine. If you are also dealing with frizz on the daily, you can also indulge in coconut oil to keep your hair slick and smooth on the go. 

In order to prevent any further damage, try to give your hair a well-deserved break from hot tools when possible, letting it dry out naturally in the warmer months. If you still find it necessary to reach for the flat iron, always use a generous amount of heat protection spray or oil to prevent frazzled hair.  

4. Drink Water for Dewy Skin

Although somewhat cliché, we have to stress the importance of hydration for good skin.

In the summer months, we sweat more to keep our bodies cool and, as a result, need to drink more water to compensate. Try to drink 6 to 8 cups of water a day, and factor in any diuretics like tea and coffee. 

By staying hydrated, your skin can better combat conditions such as eczema and acne. On top of this, drinking water regularly can boost the elasticity of the skin, improve conditions such as eczema, fight zits, reduce itchiness, and even out the complexion. 

5. No Makeup Makeup

With the increased heat and humidity, you might be struggling to enjoy or maintain a full face of makeup every day, especially if you tend to have combination or oily skin. If you aren’t ready to go entirely make-up free, try simplifying your routine to prevent an overly cakey look. You may wish to try a more lightweight foundation formula or switch to a BB or CC cream to nail that ‘no makeup’ look. 

If you fancy a full coverage look, make sure to prepare the skin with a pore-filling primer to minimize oil production, prevent breakouts, and improve the skin's texture. Once your face is fully made up, be sure to lock everything in place with a setting spray. This will prevent your makeup from breaking up from sweat and sebum so that you can maintain all-day glamour. 

6. Avoid Ingrowns 

Summer outfits usually mean a stepped-up shaving game and the potential for more ingrown hairs. To prevent this, exfoliate regularly to stop dead skin from blocking pores and increasing the chances of ingrown hairs. If you pick or squeeze any ingrown hairs, this can lead to sore, red skin and the risk of infection. Instead, use a cortisone cream to manage inflammation and heal the skin for smooth skin.  

7. Nail It

The warmer weather means a chance to show off your perfectly manicured and pedicured nails. It's a great opportunity to try brighter colors and step outside your comfort zone with hues of coral, blue, and the classic, opaque white. Make sure you prep your nails with a layer of base coat and seal it all in with a top coat for a chip-free finish.  

8. Consider Surgical Enhancements

If you are looking to switch up your shape and add more curves to your summer body, consider undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). This procedure works by moving fat from one part of the body where there is an excess to the butt. A BBL benefits from toning areas where the fat is harvested from, such as the thighs and abdomen, and adding additional volume and prominence to the butt. This can give the body an aesthetically pleasing and naturally curvier appearance.  

No matter what you get up to this summer season, trying one or two of these tips can help you get the most out of your look. 


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