Summer, along with winter, is the season that has the biggest impact on our whole appearance mainly because of the high temperatures and hot sun. In the summer months our body, hair and skin change and it’s our duty to protect them and take good care of them. That’s why there are some DOs and DON’Ts about summer beauty that every girl should look up to and here are some of them:
1. DON’T neglect your scalp
Scalp, as well as face skin, need special care and exfoliation from time to time. Buy an exfoliating scalp product and use it once or twice a month. It helps remove dead skin cells, dirt and sebum that can clog hair follicles. And if your hair follicles are clogged, your hair would grow slower and thinner.
2. DON’T freak out about cellulite
I think that there isn’t a woman in the world that doesn’t have cellulite so just get over it. No squats can remove completely the orange skin and if you want to start the battle against cellulite, it’s better to vigorously massage your thighs, stomach, or upper arms for 20 minutes twice a week and use a grape-seed scrub to boost circulation. Combine it with a morning run on the beach and drinking a lot of water and the results won’t be late.
3. DO apply sunscreen on the nude
Not only does applying it on naked in front of a mirror ensure you won’t miss a spot, but letting it dry for 20 minutes before getting dressed means that your swimsuit won’t rub off the sunscreen at the edges.
4. DON’T forget to reapply
Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours—and after every time you hit the water, so if you don’t want to get sunburnt, be strict about your sun protection products.
5. DO scale back your makeup
Especially if you’re going to the beach or the pool, you don’t have to do much concerning makeup. Apply sheer foundation, cream blush, luminizer for cheekbones and eyelids, an eyelash curler and a tinted SPF lip balm 30 minutes after the sunscreen and you’re ready.
6. DO try a hair primer
Hair primer helps hydrate and repair, in addition to adding softness and shine. Apply it before styling your hair so it won’t be damaged by the sun and your color won’t fade.
7. DON’T forget to pack summer essentials
In the summer months we tend to be more adventurous than usual and we can go on a mini trip or getaway any time! So be sure to pack a bag with travel-size versions of your favorite sunscreens and salt sprays, a wide-tooth comb, spare sunglasses, and a hat. You never know where your next adventure will take you!