You probably already know that you should use a sunscreen while you’re basking in the sun, so we won’t tell you that again. We will, however, give you our very best beauty tips for summer that will help make your time in the sun a complete breeze!
DO: PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Don’t you hate it when you come home from a day at the beach and you noticed you’ve got a sunburn around the edges of your armpits or around your bikini line? Ouch! So make sure to slather on your sunscreen in the nude in front of a mirror before hitting the beach. Wait for the sunscreen to dry for 20 minutes before putting on your bikini or clothes so you don’t get any stains on them.
DON’T: FORGET TO MOISTURIZE
The sun really dries your skin out and the salty ocean water or chlorine pool water doesn’t exactly help. Add the daily showers you take when you come home from a hot summer day and you’ve got a recipe for dry skin. Make a habit of massaging on some moisturizing body lotion after your post-beach shower.
DO: REAPPLY YOUR SPF
Many people seem to forget it, but sunscreen needs to be reapplied throughout the day for maximum protection. Reapply every two hours if you’re in the sun between 11 and 16 (11 a.m. and 4 p.m.), and make sure to reapply after every time you’ve been in the water.
DON’T: TAN YOUR FACE
Skip tanning your face altogether – there are many great bronzers that will give you that perfect tanned look without risking skin cancer, dark spots, wrinkles and leathery skin. You’ll thank us when you’re older! 😉
DO: USE A HAT
Your hair can’t get sunburned but your scalp can! Protect your sensitive scalp and face against sunburn while making a fashion statement with a stylish hat. Added bonus: the sun doesn’t get in your eyes while you’re reading (or checking out that hottie…).
DON’T: IGNORE YOUR HAIR
Although your hair can’t get sunburned, it can get dry from the sun and salty water. Three tips for summer hair care: 1) Hide your hair away under a hat or scarf to avoid dryness and color fading; 2) Use a hair oil, such as pure argan oil, on your hair tips for pure moisture; 3) Use a clarifying shampoo once a week or every third to fourth wash to get all the salt and product build-up out of your hair.
DO: PREP YOUR FEET
The time of flip-flops, strappy sandals, and peep toe heels is here and keeping your feet flawlessly smooth gets a bit harder when they are exposed to sand, water, and new shoes. Prep your feet for your fabulous new sandals with a pedicure every now and then during summer time. Whether you splurge on a spa pedicure treatment or do it at home doesn’t really matter – just prep those feet!
DON’T: UNDERESTIMATE NATURAL BEAUTY
The raw, natural beauty look is really hot this summer and is a total time saver! With a braid and and a dip in the ocean, you can turn your locks into sexy beach waves and save time on your evening hair regime. Wear your hair in a braid while you’re at the beach and make sure to dip your hair when you’re hitting the ocean for a swim. Let the braid out later when your hair is dry and you’ve got sexy beach hair, just like that. Add just a dab of bronzer on your face and you’re ready to go!
Cover picture: Matthew Bowden
Featured Picture: Petr Kratochvil.