Even if you aren’t out all day in the sun, summer skin is just different. Forget about dry-skin woes or breakouts due to the humidity; here are 5 summer skincare secrets to keep your hair and skin looking fabulous, all season long.
1. Try a hair mask
Whether you’re soaking up the sun, playing at the beach or swimming in an over-chlorinated pool, the summertime can definitely take its toll on your tresses. Infuse some much-needed moisture into those locks with a good hair mask treatment. Fruits & Passion Monoi, Nourishing Hair Mask and Nu Skin Renu Hair Mask are personal faves.
2. Carry around oil-blotting sheets
AZ may be dry summer heat but when monsoon season is here, it’s anything but. Carry around some oil-blotting sheets in your purse, they’re perfect for blotting away any excess oil from hot and humid days. For a great drugstore beauty buy, try Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets. I’m also a fan of Too Faced Refresh Oil Blotting Papers.
3. Refrigerate your moisturizer
When it’s dreadfully hot outside, there’s nothing like feeling something cool on your skin. Stick your moisturizer in the fridge for a refreshing touch in the morning. I’m currently using Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer but if my skin is feeling super dry, I love Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief . Trust me when I say this stuff is amazing, especially when your skin is super dry. It has a gel-like feel and feels especially nice a bit refrigerated.
4. Apply your sunscreen first!
Gals, it takes a good 30 minutes for your sunscreen to set before you step out into the sun. If you normally do your makeup last, make sure to at least apply your sunscreen first. This way, it has enough time to be ready to actually protect you from the sun.
My latest go-to sunscreen is Aveeno Sun Hydrosport SPF 85 Spray, which I mentioned recently in my post about 3 beauty products to love. If I’m looking to apply something topical instead of just a spray,I’m liking Skin Effects Active Sunscreen Sun Effects SPF 30. Did I mention, it’s just under $5? Nice bonus.
5. SPF your roots
Sunny days feel fun and carefree, but as far as your hair goes, it’s the exact opposite. Color- and chemical-treated hair can easily become damaged and dry with tons of sun exposure, so try out a sun protection spray. Tela Beauty Organics makes a good SPF formula to protect both your hair, and your scalp. Although I have yet to try it, I also hear Oscar Blandi Capri Sun Shield Spray is a good bet. I have tried other Oscar Blandi products before and they have yet to disappoint.
What are some of your favorite summer skincare tips and products?
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