Whether you are headed to a summer beach vacay or are going about your usual day, you need some summer beauty essentials that will keep you looking flawless and in vogue this season! However, you don't have to make your skin care routine ridiculously expensive. It is possible to keep your skin care affordable and effective too. Here are some summer skin essentials that won't make your wallet cry
Sunscreen (of course!)
Investing in a good sunscreen is obviously a must during the summers. The UV rays of the Sun can cause intense damage to your skin, while also causing a variety of related problems such as premature ageing, wrinkling of the skin or even skin cancer in worst cases. An SPF 30 sunscreen is recommended for the harsh summers - anything in excess of that requires your dermatologist’s approval.
A waterproof mascara that nearly matches the tone of your lashes is recommended. Since it is recommended that you ease up on makeup during the summer season, in order to prevent buildup under the skin that causes pimples and makes your skin dull, a mascara is one handy item that gives you a nice, polished look instantly, without too much hassle. A very black shade of mascara makes your eyes pop instantly, giving them the illusion of big and bright eyes. It also makes your lashes act as a security blanket for your eyes, without going over the top. Your mascara can also be used on your brows to give them a fuller, more even look.
Agreed, we just said that a lot of makeup is a big no during the summer months. But hey, that does not mean that you give up on makeup completely, does it? A cream blush, unlike your usual pressed powder blush, blends with your bare, moisturised skin easily, leaving you with an even, dewy finish look and a bright, healthy glow. We suggest blending a sheer coral shade onto your cheeks, moving upwards towards the forehead.
Mint flavoured lip balm
As the temperatures rise and the Sun beats down on us heavily, it is important to protect your lips from damage by the harmful UV rays of the Sun. In order to do that, a light lip balm is recommended in order to insert a layer of protection between your lips and the Sun. A mint lip balm is the best choice of light lip balm for the summers as it leaves a fresh, tingling sensation on the lips. The mint also plumps the lips, apart from rejuvenating your lips. Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?
Summers are as hard on your hair as they are on your skin. Continued exposure of your hair to the Sun makes them rough and dry and may also cause discoloration of the hair. Moisturising you hair is an essential step to be taken in order to protect your hair from the ravages of the Sun. Use a leave-in conditioner on your hair after you wash your hair in the morning, while it is still damp. This will protect your hair throughout the day, while also adding an amazing shine to your hair.
A body spray is a better choice than a perfume during the summer months as a body spray helps control body odour more efficiently than a perfume or a deodorant that disappears after some time. Body sprays are also less concentrated than perfumes, thus freeing you from having to worry about overdosing on them.
The scorching sun is not good for your foundation longevity, especially if you already have oily skin or living in a humid environment. The best option is a tinted moisturizer. It will provide an excellent coverage, giving you an even skin tone and adds a glowing effect for that sun kissed look.
Moroccan hair oil
During summers, our hair tends to get damaged, dull and dry. Moroccan oil is very nutritious and works effectively to tame frizzy, uncontrollable hair.
Sheet masks, face masks and more
If you find facials time consuming or expensive, try sheet masks. Sheet masks are moisturizing and beneficial for your skin. They are basically a lazy gal’s facial. These masks are extremely hydrating and take care of your various skin concerns. Face masks are another great way to leave your skin feeling soft and looking radiant. Give your skin all the nutrition it needs this summer with a good face mask.
One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to drink a lot of water to keep it hydrated. It is especially important in the summer season when fluid is lost through perspiration. However, if you find plain water boring, then jazz it up by adding freshly squeezed lemon. Keeping a reusable water bottle on hand is an excellent reminder that you should be drinking water throughout the day.