Summer is almost here, and we believe that it is your favourite time of the year. Seriously, is there anything better than enjoying the sun while sipping some cocktails and taking a dip when it gets too hot? We don’t think so! However, there are some things that can keep you from looking your best, such as heat, humidity, and plenty of salt and chlorine. Here are 5 tips on how to deal with these and achieve a perfect summer look, so check them out.
1. Slather on Sunscreen
A wide assortment of sun protection is crucial, and you should start applying it as soon as possible. Sun rays can be very harmful to your skin even during the winter, and especially over the hot summer days. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., if possible. However, if you must be outside, slathering on sunscreen is obligatory. Products with SPF 30 or higher, with both UVA and UBV protection are crucial. These will protect your skin in the best possible way, and prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and even degradation of skin texture.
2. Stay Hydrated
Sufficient water intake is an absolute must during summer, since salt, chlorine, sweat, and makeup can dehydrate your skin. This is exactly why you should drink as much water as possible – or at least 8 glasses a day. That will help your body stay hydrated, plus the fact that such an amount of water will boost your metabolism. Besides that, remember to moisturise your skin at least twice a day, since it, too, needs enough hydration when temperatures go through the roof. Avoid harsh soaps that will dry it out and choose gentle moisturisers instead.
Exfoliation is indeed very important step in the process of getting a perfect beach tan for several reasons. The most important one is the fact that it removes dead skin cells that are piling up on the surface of your skin, thus making it look dull and flaky. A gentle scrub two to three times a week will do wonders – it will remove the layer of those old cells, while uncovering the new ones under it. This will largely contribute to the rejuvenated and radiant look, which is one step more towards the gorgeous tanned skin.
4. Find a Perfect Swimsuit
Summer is all about the beach, sipping cocktails, tanning, and cooling off in the water, which is exactly why getting a perfect swimsuit is an absolute must. This year, focus is on sporty cut-away bikinis and extreme cut-outs, however, some of the features that will be very popular this summer include off-shoulder silhouettes and tiny ruffles. Of course, one-piece is always attractive, because it is indeed timeless. Don’t wait any longer and head straight to your favourite store, while the latest swimwear sale is still available. You will find the perfect piece which is very affordable this way.
5. Take Care of Your Hair
Besides your skin, sun, salt, and chlorine can damage your hair, too. To prevent your shiny hair from becoming dried out, you should use products that contain UV filters which will protect it from sun damage. This is particularly important if your hair is colour-treated, since it can easily become faded, brassy, and bleached. Besides that, hair that is drenched with clean water or leave-in conditioner won’t absorb as much pool chemicals or salt water as dry hair would, so make sure that you have saturated it before taking a dip.
As you can see, there are so many things you can do in order to keep yourself pretty, and what is more important, healthy during the summer. You can be sure that these tips will help you deal with the heat and sun in the best possible way. All you have to do is to enjoy it!