With summer quickly approaching, it’s time again to make sure that your beauty and health routines are doing all they can do to keep you healthy and looking your best for the season. It’s good to get out and enjoy the mood-boosting serotonin that the sun provides, but the summer sun and weather can be harsh on your skin. Here are some beauty tips that every woman needs to know in order to be able to enjoy summer while looking and feeling great.
Use Sunscreen Every Day
Everyone knows that sunscreen is important for protecting your skin from the sun’s rays and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Another benefit of wearing sunscreen every day is that it is great as a beauty product to keep skin looking healthy and young. In fact, it is one of the most essential anti aging products you can use. The sun’s rays can cause skin to wrinkle because they affect the production of collagen. The sun can also cause more spider veins, age spots and cause skin to lose its tightness and luster. Therefore, putting on sunscreen every day, and a stronger one if you will be spending the day in the sun, is an effective and important beauty practice. Remember to also take into account your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, use a sunscreen that is good for sensitive skin.
Use Gentle and Natural Products
When the temperatures rise and the conditions are harsh on your skin, it’s not pleasant to think of putting on lots of products with chemicals in them that can cause irritation. That being said, try to pick beauty products that are made with natural ingredients that won’t cause side effects, will feel lighter and will look more natural. One way you can cut down on your use of artificial products is by using an eyebrow serum to help your eyebrows grow naturally thicker, eliminating the need to use an eyebrow pencil.
Cleanse and Exfoliate Correctly
Cleansing and exfoliating are two very important steps in your beauty routine that many people do wrong. It’s important to choose a cleanser that is very gentle on your skin and to not wash your face more than twice a day. It’s tempting in the summer to over wash because you’re sweating and your skin gets greasy, but over washing can damage skin’s lipid barrier. Exfoliating is also important for cleaning your pores, but don’t exfoliate more than twice a week. You can also try using cold water to wash your face, as warm water can open up pores.
Care For Your Lips
Sometimes people forget to properly care for their lips in the summer because winter is the season associated with dry lips, but your lips are sensitive to the summer conditions as well. To keep those lips moisturized and protected from the sun, use a Chapstick or balm that has SPF in it.
Care for Your Hair
While the sun can give your hair some pretty natural highlights, it can also make it dry and cause breakage. Wear a hat sometimes or use a hair mask to protect your hair. Also, choose hair products that help keep in moisture.
Use a Light Moisturizer
While the air might not be as dry as in the winter, it’s still very important to moisturize during the summer. Although your skin might be more oily in the summer, that doesn’t mean it has enough moisture. Therefore, you can use a lighter moisturizer so that your skin is kept healthy and looks better too.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Eating nutritious foods is crucial to looking and feeling healthy. Not only does a healthy diet help your body stay strong, it also contributes to making your skin and hair look good. Make sure you get enough antioxidants and vitamins through eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Keeping your body hydrated is also essential, so choose summer food that is nutritious and helps with hydration. In the summer, you’re probably sweating more so you also need to drink lots of water every day to keep your skin and body hydrated, which will in turn make you look and feel healthier too.
Use Products That Can Handle the Weather
Some products don’t handle the summer temperatures and humidity well. Makeup smudges and feels heavy, which can make you look and feel uncomfortable. Use products that can hold up to the weather conditions that summer brings, like waterproof mascara and foundation.
Before you go enjoy the outdoors and the summer sun, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your skin, hair and body from the elements. By following these beauty tips and adding them to your daily routine, you will be feeling great and looking your best for summer.