Summer is coming up, and with it comes numerous beauty issues. Unsightly sweat aside, these issues can be downright uncomfortable. We’ve put together a little list to help you beat the heat this summer. Stay beautiful, stay comfortable.
Bug sprays can leave a sticky, greasy residue. On top of that, there is some controversy as to whether or not deet and other common bug spray ingredients are toxic, and whether they are hurting our honey bee population. Try mixing some lavender essential oil into your spf instead! It smells a million times better and is a natural deterrent.
SUMMER-IFY YOUR FEET…
With an all natural foot peel! This TONYMOLY Changing U Magic Foot Peel contains natural AHA ingredients from fruit and really does a number on your feetsies! Don the booties, relax for two hours, and 4-6 days later you’ll be amazed at all the shedding. Gross? YEah, a little. Satisfying? Hell yes!
SKIP FREQUENT SHAMPOOS…
More heat means more sweat, which means greasy hair will happen faster than usual. Dry shampoo is the greatest invention EVER! Just apply to the hairline, let dry for a second and then tousle your strands for a bit of a freshening up.
SHORT HAIR,DON’T CARE…
The bob is back with a vengeance, and just in time for summer! Is there anything more exhilarating than feeling the summer breeze on the back of your necK? I think not.
HEAL FESTERING BLISTERS…
Summer=sandals. And we all know sandals=blisters. Heal those bad boys up with a hydrocolloid bandage. These bandages have antiinflammatory properties and keep your blister from drying out too much. Moisture is essential to the healing process! Just cut a bandage to fir your blister.
EXTRA TIP: Hydrocolloid bandages are also great for healing and minimizing zits. Slap one on at night and be amazed as you see the difference in size in the morning.
SLIP UP WITH YOUR SPF?
Heal your skin with soothing aloe vera. Use a 100% aloe vera gel, or if you have a plant around the house or garden, simply cut off a portion of the leaf and apply the gooey goodness right to your skin. Aloe Vera will speed healing time, minimize peeling and get your skin happier, faster!
AVOID SUNBURN ALTOGETHER…
By applying sunscreen in the nude. Before donning your bathing suit, slather up in at least SPF 50+, and let air dry for few minutes. This gives the sunscreen time to soak in, avoids getting the sunscreen on your clothing, and it’s so much easier not to miss a spot this way (looking at you elbow and knee creases!).
BUSHY BROWS, FTW
Ok, this isn’t really a tip, but huzzah for natural eye brows being the current trend this summer! This will no doubt save plucking and waxing time, which your facial skin will be thankful for. Rock that natural brow! Just use some eyebrow gel to keep them in place and you’re all set.
STAY SHEEN FREE…
With oil blotters. Toss a pack in your purse and use when your skin is feeling a little oily. They work without smudging your makeup too!
Forget your blotters at home? Here’s my SUPER SECRET TIP! Toilet seat covers also will do the trick. I may or may not snag a few every time I take a rod trip.
What are some of your favorite summer beauty hacks? Share in the comments below!