The blistering heat is not our favourite part of summer. We can agree to it. The heat melting make-up, oily skin and inappropriate clothes can really ruin the day on the beach, for example. Ensure you look beautiful no matter what the weather is like with the following recommendations.
Experts cannot stress enough how important wearing a sunscreen is. Not only does UV rays cause skin cancer, but they are the main culprit when it comes to photoaging. There are two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB. UVB rays makes you sunburnt, while UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. Both are the main causes of skin cancer. Make sure you wear a sunscreen, which protects against both types of rays. Reapply it every three hours.
According to the latest study, researchers discovered that UV rays damage the skin even after the sun exposure. Protecting your skin during a night is recommended. Antioxidants are the most effective ways to do this as they prevent the formation of free radicals which break down the collagen in the skin. It is proven that UV rays destroy collagen. The bottom line: a sunscreen during a day, an antioxidant cream at night.
During summer, one of the main beauty problems is brittle and frizzy hair. Whether you have natural or processed hair, wearing a wide-brimmed hat made of ultraviolet protection factor fabric is the best solution. Applying a protective beach spray every time you reapply a sunscreen is also important. You can find a 2 in 1 protection skin and hair spray. Make sure the spray is water-resistant if you are a beach girl. Opt for air-drying and use a salt spray to make a perfect natural waves. For fighting frizz, spritz a silicone-based smoothing serum on styled hair.
As you will be wearing a sunscreen, the best thing you can do is to cut down on usual make-up you wear. No more foundations and powders. Use only a concealer to cover spots and blemishes. If wearing a concealer only is not your thing, you can always opt for a tinted moisturizers to even out the skin tone. Add a little bit of bronzer over the apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of the nose and on temples to get the natural look. For hot summer days, you can choose an eye primer before you apply an eyeshadow in order to create the long-lasting colour. A waterproof mascara is a must, off course.
Summer Outfit Essentials
How to look beautiful when you are melting? Heat is sometimes too much to put up with and outfits we choose may make everything even more unbearable. The ultimate advice is to opt for flowy clothes made of natural materials. Playsuits are just what you need. You can find lovely flower playsuits online and pair it up with your favourite wedges and a fedora hat. A kaftan is also a perfect piece for summer heat. You can wear it over a shorts, a top, a skirt, or over a bikini. Finally, summer shorts with a crop top is another summer essential you will love to wear.
To sum up, skin care, haircare, make-up and outfits should be summer appropriate. Take the advice we gave you. You know the saying, prevention is better than cure.
Do you have a useful summer beauty tip? Have we missed something?