The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and summer is finally upon us. The change of season means that now is the perfect time to reassess your hair and beauty routine to help reinvigorate your look and ensure you look effortlessly cool all summer long.
With this in mind, here are our top tips to help you look and feel great all summer long:
Get Summer Hair Ready
The sun can strip your hair of vital nutrients, leaving it look and feeling frizzy and dry. This is particularly true if you take a summer holiday where salty sea air, sand, and swimming in chlorinated water can all also have a negative impact on your hair health. One solution to this is to give your hair a little extra support using human hair wigs and hair extensions: this will help you hair to look thicker and fuller, and can also add colour and texture to your look without causing damage to your natural hair.
Traditional summer hair is tousled, with low key beachy waves. Hair also tends to lighten in the summer sun, taking on natural tones and highlights. These are all factors to bear in mind if you want your hair to look at natural and summer-ready as possible. Avoid using hair straighteners or blow drying your hair too often during the summer months, as heat treating your hair will only further damage it.
There is nothing attractive about skin that is lobster red, not to mention the increased cancer risk that you expose yourself to when you spend too much time in the sun. One of the most important decisions you can make to help you look great in the summer is to wear high factor sun protection.
The higher the SPF you wear the better, particularly if you burn easily. You should protect your whole body with sunscreen, including your scalp, to minimise the risk of redness and skin cancer as much as possible. Don’t worry: you can still catch a natural summer tan even when you’re wearing sunscreen.
Minimise Make Up
Minimising your make up can feel daunting, particularly if you’re used to wearing a full face every day but minimising your make up is a great choice during the warmer summer months. The summer heat can cause you to sweat, which will leave your make up sliding all over your face. It can also block your pores, leading to unsightly break outs and skin pain.
That doesn’t mean that you must give up make up all together, just think about reducing the number of products you need, and picking those wisely. A lightweight face luminizer will give you a natural glow whilst a slick of waterproof mascara will help your eyes to pop. Add a protective lip balm or lip gloss and you’re ready to go!
Choose a Summer Fragrance
You should change your fragrance in line with the seasons. Fruity and citrus scents are perfect for the summer months, creating a sense of holidays in hot Mediterranean climes. Avoid anything that is too rich and heavy during the summer, as these scents can quickly overwhelm.
A great tip for hot summer days is to store your fragrance in the refrigerator. Not only will this stop your perfume from evaporating in the heat, it will also feel cool and refreshing when you spritz it onto your skin.
One of the best beauty tips you can follow, particularly during the summer months, is to drink plenty of water. Staying properly hydrated is important for your skin, helping you to give you a youthful and radiant feel. Dehydrated skin can lead to dark circles and bags under the eyes, skin that is dry and flaky, and also affect your skins elasticity which will make it much more likely that you will develop fine lines and wrinkles. Cellulite and skin dimples can often be attributed to a lack of proper hydration.
You should aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Increase this amount during the hottest summer days. Drinking water will also help to rid your skin of toxins and impurities: the more water your drink this summer, the better your skin will look!