Summer can be sweltering. It can lead to sweating through your makeup leading to breakouts, burning in the sun leading to peeling skin, and perspiring through your clothes leading to stickiness and ickiness. Many women report feeling far from their best selves in the summer. Beauty woes come with every changing season, but it’s important to note that Summer does not have to be the end of the world. Summer is also for beachy waves and sun-kissed skin. It’s for letting your skin breathe and your wardrobe capitalizing on the light and flowy. There are plenty of ways to pamper yourself and accommodate the heat all in one. With the right life hacks, there are ways to look and feel your best throughout the summer season. We’ve compiled a comprehensive summer checklist below that will have you feeling your best in no time at all.
1. Utilize SPF Skin Tints
Tinted SPF moisturizer is the ultimate life hack in the summertime. Similar to a BB cream, many brands are developing lightweight foundations that match your skin tone that is actually made up of sunscreen. Gone are the days of rubbing sunscreen in only to leave a white hazy layer that makes you greasy and shine. You can now take care of your skin all while getting a little light makeup coverage that matches your skin tone. It’s the perfect summer look!
2. Smell Amazing
Finding a new signature scent for the summer can make you feel like a whole new person when the tendency during summer is to not smell your best. Lots of companies have developed some vegan sweet perfumes that are both good for your skin and good for the environment. Making sure that the perfume you choose is formulated with industry clean standards that are made without parabens, preservatives, phthalates, or synthetic dyes inside is an important aspect of feeling your best in your body this summer.
3. Stay Hydrated
It sounds self-explanatory, but why is it so hard to accomplish in day-to-day life? A majority of Americans spend their lives dehydrated and then wonder why they do not look or feel their best. Our bodies are made up of almost 70% water. We need water for our skin health and to look nourished and glowy. From an internal perspective, we also start to feel poor when we are not hydrated.
4. Wear Light & Flowy Clothing
Now more than ever fashion is prioritizing light linens and flowy pieces. This could not have come at a better time for summer. Take a look at stylish two-piece sets which are super in the next time you go shopping. There are countless heat-friendly options that will allow you to still feel put together and cute.
5. Style Your Hair Differently
Next time you’re searching for a change during summertime, try an updo to get your hair off your neck. There are so many youtube tutorials on fun updos that can very easily be accomplished with little to no skills. You might just find your new favorite look. If you have naturally wavy hair, summer can also be a good time to capitalize on those beach waves that are so in. Buy a sea salt spray and let your hair do its natural thing.
6. Let Your Skin Breathe
Wearing less makeup in the summer is in. If you can help it, it’s really important to take opportunities to let your skin breathe. Sweat and heavy makeup do not mix well, and you may find that your skin is breaking out worse than normal. Try to capitalize on light powders, skin tints, and a fun lip tint! Additionally, making sure you’re moisturizing your skin at night is absolutely crucial during these months of heat that dry out your skin.
7. Get Some Exercise
It may be the last thing you want to do in the heat, but a little exercise goes a long way toward making you look and feel your best this summer. We don’t need to quote the studies to prove the benefits of exercise on the body. Just know you will look better, and feel better both mentally and physically. And who says you have to go on a run outside? Take a local class and make sure it’s air-conditioned! No need to suffer extra.
8. Wear Bright Colors
Nothing screams summer more than the bright bold colors. Summer is a great time to play around with the colors in your closet, and express your most fun-loving self! Try the hot pink or the electric blue you’ve been eyeing, anything goes in the summertime! Most of all, be yourself this summer and take care of yourself. That’s what makes you beautiful!