For most people, It is now officially summer so I thought I would share with you some top tips to keep you looking beautiful all summer long… 😀 So lets get started.
1. Protect Your Skin!
Now, I’m sure everyone knows that they should wear sunscreen however a lot of people often skip wearing it. I think this is because it’s something else you have to add into the routine. For example my sister hates putting it on because she thinks she won’t tan.
After a quick bit of research I found out that wearing sunscreen DOES NOT stop you getting a tan. (Sunblock might be better for that) You can protect your skin from the harmful rays, whilst still getting that gorgeous glow! There are so many different types of sun creams out there, from waterproof, to moisturizing, you are bound to find one to suit you. (I reccomend using AT LEAST SPF15)
2. Less is more!
I don’t mean clothing wise (Although some girls feel the need to basically wear denim pants around nowadays- no hate, if you have the body for it, good for you) I mean makeup wise.
For me I find it quite difficult to change my makeup in the summer because in England we don’t really get super hot days. This year however, we have. Instead of going for a full coverage foundation, I use a full coverage concealer on any imperfections, maybe BB Cream for a special occasion, but usually just powder. Then I have a really natural eye look, and a bright lip colour. If you would like to see this look, leave a comment below!
Also, by using less makeup, it gives your skin a chance to breathe which is always good!
3. Try and give your hair a break.
I know this can be difficult, but try and avoid using heat on your hair during the summer months. If you can get away without using a hairdryer, then don’t! But if you have to, make sure you use a heat protectant. Also if you wash your hair before bed, let it airdry for a bit, and then put it into two french plaits. In the morning you will wake up with a really pretty hairstyle that requires minimal effort! Also be sure to use a good conditioner as the sun/sea can be drying on your hair.
4. Experiment with colours!
If you are a neutrals kind of girl like I am, you might find it difficult to add some colour to your look. It doesn’t have to be as drastic as a whole eyeshadow look using bright colours, but maybe try a brightly coloured eyeliner, or a brighter lipstick. What I like to do, is wear neon nail varnish on my nails/toenails as It makes me look slightly more tan, but also because It looks cool!
5. Exfoliate your skin!
You should do this all year round, but in summer it’s important to exfoliate your face and body to get rid of any dead skin cells, which will leave your skin silky soft. Use a moisturizer afterwards to make sure your skin doesn’t dry out. Also when you shave your legs in summer, try using conditioner instead of shaving foam, its a cheaper alternative and makes your legs soft soft soft!
It can be difficult to know what to wear in summer, especially if you don’t like your legs, but I think, just dress how YOU want to. You don’t have to wear the same clothes as your friends do. Sure, they might make them look AMAZING, but don’t be discouraged if they don’t work for you! Everyone is different and has their own style!
So there are just some quick tips, to keep you in tip top shape for summer! If you liked this post please let me know! 😀
Irony: As soon as I finish this post, it starts to rain….