Summer brings a new raft of challenges when it comes to your beauty regime.
Whether it’s protecting against dreaded dry skin or avoiding embarrassing streaky make-up, with a few tweaks you can keep things simple.
Here are six easy to follow beauty tips for the warm season:
Cleanse and Exfoliate
Wash anywhere between 1-2 times a day to remove grime and grease.
A milder cleanser is a good idea in the summer.
When it comes to exfoliating, try not to overdo it.
A gel-based scrub a couple of times a week is ideal to rejuvenate and remove any dead skin. This way, your body will feel fresh and smooth all through summer.
Use Waterproof Make-up
One way of making sure you don’t end up with smears of make-up due to the inevitable sweatiness that comes with summer is to go for waterproof options. This is definitely worth taking into account when it comes to eye make-up!
Use Lighter Eye Make-up
Speaking of eye make-up, it’ll look and feel better if you go light.
Dark shades are too heavy for summer and you don’t want to clog your eyes with heavy mascara either so look for a natural lash enhancer instead.
To give the rest of your daily make-up a boost, why not swap out your lipstick for something like Vaseline?
It’s great at tackling dry skin and lips. If you’ve heard people ask ‘is petroleum jelly bad for you’ or ‘does petroleum jelly cause cancer’, then don’t be put off.
Vaseline is triple filtered for purity and with one tub of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly sold every 39 seconds, you know it’s a product you can trust.
Give Heat Styling a Break
Where you can, let your hair dry naturally in the summer and avoid harsh styling products.
That goes double for hot irons.
There’s going to be plenty of days and nights out, and it’s fine to use heat tools for those special occasions but as your hair will be getting plenty of sun you don’t want to stress it further with extra heat.
There’s nothing quite like soaking up the sun, but if you’re not careful your skin will get dry quickly. You can fight against this by using quality sun cream and moisturizing regularly.
Petroleum jelly is a good option, because it helps lock in moisture and can act as a barrier that prevents drying and cracking.
Drink Plenty of Water
This is always a top tip, but especially when the temperature soars.
Nothing will dry you out more than the heat, and if you get dehydrated it will show on your skin very quickly.
There are plenty of things you can do to stay looking and feeling good in summer.
- staying hydrated
- limiting heat styling on your hair
- and adding Vaseline to your beauty kit
will all pay dividends in the warmer months.
Put these tips into practice and you’ll be able to stay beautiful with ease all summer long!
A curious journalist who has been writing about beauty and lifestyle for over 5 years. Born and raised by the sea, was brought up in Portugal and is now living in London, the melting pot of Europe.