There’s still a lot of summer left, ladies. And with the sweltering temps we’ve been experiencing here at the Handbag Heaven Suite, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to not melt like a popsicle on the Fourth of July. Read on for our beauty expert’s tips on keeping your summer hair and skin in fabulous shape!
1. Skip washes
Some people feel like they need to wash their hair more often during summer because they sweat a little bit. On the contrary, washing your hair every day is one of the worst things you can do to it. Your hair needs its natural oils, so be kind to it. Try a dry shampoo to use between washes.
2. Summer products
Check out what’s on the market. Opt for shampoos and hair sprays that provide heat protection, and perhaps a leave-in conditioner with SPF to prevent your scalp from getting sunburned.
3. Hats on
Try a nice summer hat to minimize sun damage to your hair and skin. Fun fedoras and floppy straw hats are great for a sunny day.
4. Reduce the heat
Give your hair a break! Those locks are getting enough heat outside. Consider letting your tresses air dry and stay away from the flat iron as much as possible.
5. Trim the ends
Don’t skip a hair trim during the summer months. It’s recommended that you get a hair trim every four to six weeks.
Be sure to use at least SPF 30 all over your body to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This is even important on cloudy days or if you’re sitting in the shade as the sun can still burn your skin. Be sure to reapply. Even if the bottle says “waterproof,” you can rub it off with your towel.
2. Consider sunless tanners
There are many options for a sunkissed look, from self-tanning lotions to spray tans. These options have come a long way from the days of making people look like Oompa Loompas or Jersey Shore characters. Find one that works for you. It’s much healthier than tanning beds or sun damage.
Exfoliating skin helps to remove dead skin cells so you can truly have that summer glow. This can also improve the skin’s hydration of moisturizers and lotions. Exfoliating can help makeup last longer and decrease splotchiness from the application of a self tanner.
4. Drink and eat right
Eating foods rich in antioxidants, such as leafy greens, blueberries, and melons, is best for your skin. The higher temperatures and more time spent outdoors also make drinking water extremely important. It’s recommended that we drink eight glasses of water daily to help maintain the moisture balance of the body and skin.
5. Shaving right
Be sure to use a high-quality razor, and make sure you are replacing the blade as needed. Also, take the time to use shaving cream to help moisturize and prevent ingrown hairs or razor bumps. If you’re going to be showing off those legs, you want them to look good!
What tips do you have for summer hair and skin?