In the dead of winter, you were longing for the summer sun so you could go outside and bask in the warmth. Now that summer is finally here, you may have changed your tune a bit – with the warmth there are so many outdoor activities going on, but the humidity and sweat could destroy your carefully planned look in seconds. There’re ways to get around the makeup-hating, frizz-inducing heat while still enjoying summer fun. Just follow these 9 beauty tips to stay active but elegant all summer long.
1. Wear a headband
If you want to salvage your hair after a quick workout and prevent all that sweat from dripping down your face, trap it with a cotton headband. It will prevent your hair from getting gross and greasy and make it easier to put back in place when you’re done.
2. Dry shampoo hair after fun in the sun
Summer means sweating, so too much activity can ruin even the best hairdo. If you’ve put a lot of time and effort into your look, you might want to avoid any physical exertion to keep your hair intact, but you’d be missing out on the nice weather. If your hair is looking a bit worse for the wear after intense activity, try a dry shampoo
3. Use a lip balm with sunscreen
It’s easy to remember to put sunscreen on your skin and face, but most people forget their lips. Since you’re using them so much, eating, and drinking, sunscreen often rubs off easily. Buy a lip gloss that comes with SPF so every time you apply the shine you’re also giving your lips a dose of UV-fighting SPF.
4. Treat acne before you breakout
Summer sweat could clog up your pores and make breakouts worse, so find a good cleanser or try a totally natural acne treatment this summer. Studies show after three months of use, it has almost the same results as 5% benzoyl peroxide, but without the skin sensitivity and dryness.
5. Get a long lasting mani-pedi with gel
If you’re living an active lifestyle, most nail polish chips off within a few days, making your cute classic look turn to drab. Instead, choose a gel polish – they’re meant to last over a week without chipping, even if you’re busting your butt at the gym or playing volleyball at the beach.
6. Treat your feet to a DIY spa
Summer does away with shoes and embraces bare feet at the beach and flip flops. It’s nice to let your feet get some air, but in the process, they’ll take a beating. The result? Calluses. Make an at-home spa to soak your feet and slough off dead skin that builds up and makes your feet look and feel rough.
7. Get long lasting waterproof makeup
The beach is always a temptation with summer here, but you might be afraid your look will wash away with the waves and sweat. Don’t walk out of the water with black mascara and eyeliner tears. Instead, make sure you buy waterproof products this summer that can withstand the heat.
8. Bring your baggy eye cleanup kit
If you’re going swimming in a pool, the chlorine and harsh chemicals used to treat the water can cause irritation that leads to baggy, red eyes. To get rid of bags under eyes, make sure you bring some handy eye drops and a light colored shadow to touch up your look.
9. Use a body lotion with Aloe Vera
Sensitive skin turns red quickly in the summer heat. Sunscreen will help keep off the UV rays but if you find your skin gets scorched or becomes dry and flaky, make sure to use a good moisturizer – one with aloe vera can help keep skin cool and treat mild burns.
Although summer comes with a lot of fun, the sun can also bring out the worst in us, highlighting the greasy side of your skin. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Take care of your hair, face, and skin this summer so you can play through the heat then bounce back to the stylish woman you know you are, fresh and ready to get back to the social scene.
Daisy Grace is a Health & Beauty Consultant, who helps women live a life they love, in a body they live. She enjoys writing on different topics related to women’s health issues. She is a long-time native from Oklahoma, USA and writes article on various topics. Daisy’s purpose and passion lies in facilitating health breakthroughs with women who deserve good health, happiness and self-love. She is being also exploring new things related to general health and beauty.