With the sun shining so bright, the time for the beaches is here. This is also the time for oily skin, sunburns, and dry patches, not to forget insect bites and breakouts. Do not fear! You don’t have to cancel all your outings and sit bored at home.
Here are 5 beauty tips that will help you beat the heat this summer season.
1. Exfoliate your dry skin
During these hot summer months, your skin can easily become dry and flaky. It gets worse after prolonged exposure to the sun. Exfoliating your skin regularly can help you maintain its soft and smooth texture.
There are a number of exfoliating scrubs and lotions available in the market. Just apply them regularly on your body, especially on your knees and elbows and you will get excellently moisturized and nourished skin.
Exfoliating will help you get rid of aging skin as well. It polishes your skin clean and opens your clogged pores. Just follow this simple routine, and you can show off your legs this summer.
2. Do something for your eyes
The skin surrounding our eyes is soft and tender. After exposing it to the harsh summer sun, taking care of it becomes even more necessary. You can use some anti-wrinkle eye crème for protecting your sensitive skin around the eyes and keeping them moisturized.
These cremes have a soothing effect and will lessen the damage caused by heat. They are light and airy and get quickly absorbed in the skin. This is why applying such cremes is necessary for the hot and humid days. Similarly, taking care of the lips is also essential in the burning heat of the summer. Lips burn more easily than any other part of your body. Drink enough water and apply summer friendly lip balms for the natural look of your lips.
3. Heal your brown sunspots
The hot, scorching summer is characterized by those unavoidable dark brown patches. These dark, burning patches on your cheeks, forehead and upper lips are called melasma. Use an effective crème to reduce the intensity of the spots.
A good crème will contain 3 active amino acids (tripeptide) which switches on the regeneration of skin leading to a gentle peeling of burnt skin. As a result, within a few days of application, you will start getting a brighter, smoother and more evenly toned complexion.
The new skin will not only make you look younger but will also impart clarity and radiance to your skin. The fine lines on your face will also reduce.
4. Protect your hair and the skin underneath it
Not just your face, but your scalp needs sunscreen too. No hat or scarf will stop the harsh UV rays from burning your scalp. This skin beneath your hair is extremely sensitive and without proper sun protection, it will easily get damaged.
If you are a water baby and swimming is your favorite summer activity, then make sure your hair is well protected. The chemicals in pool water can make your hair rough and make your hair strands wear out. If your hair is colored, it is even more easily damaged. The chlorine in the pool water will react with chemicals in your hair and cause discoloration.
Before getting into the pool, rinse your hair in chlorine-free water. This will make it less likely for your hair to soak up chlorine from the pool. You can also use olive or coconut oil or a leave-in conditioner to coat your hair. This coating will prevent your hair from absorbing the pool water chemicals. However, the best option would be to wear a swimming cap.
5. Try your hands at DIY natural remedies
Believe it or not, you have got all the protective remedies in your fridge and kitchen. Rub some lemon peel on your skin, it will do wonders for your sun-tan. This is because lemon is an excellent bleaching agent. It will even your pigmentation and remove all dark spots. You can also enjoy a cool lemon drink and keep your body hydrated. Follow a healthy lifestyle and keep your body ready to beat the heat.
Dried lemon peel powder can be added to scrubs and masks to improve skin complexion. Try adding lemon peels to your bathwater. It will fight bacteria and bad odor and give you a pleasant experience. Using lemon, you can have that expensive manicure and pedicure at your home almost free.
Take care of yourself!
Follow this simple skincare routine this summer and you no longer need to feel intimidated by the heat. Also, remember to wear sunscreen daily to protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun. Show the world that this merciless sun cannot stop you from enjoying this beautiful season!