So a lot of us are already thinking about fall and back-to-school season. But, we’re STILL in one of the hottest times of the summer! Before August ends and we’re back to our fall and winter beauty and wardrobes, here’s some of my fave summer beauty hacks you can’t live without:
get more from your products
From using one shade on lids, cheeks, and lips to making all of your skin care products work smarter (not harder), opt for multi-functional items! I’ve kept my summer look suuuper quick and easy with the help of double-duty products. My favorite? jane iredale’s highlighter pencils! These beauties are double-ended to highlight your eyes and add some sparkle to your cheeks.
BEAUTY TIP: Use a white or light-colored pencil to outline your eyes to look more awake and add extra glam. I can’t wait to use the gold shade from this Double Dazzle pencil in the fall!
faux your glow
You already know how terrible tanning beds and sun-bathing are for your skin…right?! Keep your skin and health in check and opt for a self-tanner instead. Start by exfoliating your skin in the shower and shaving – this will make your tanner application go on SO much smoother and last longer! I am forever addicted to Tantasia to faux my glow…even in cooler months!
BEAUTY TIP: Make a baking soda/water mixture to remove fake tanner from your skin where you don’t want it! I always tend to go overboard on my knees and elbows, so this trick has been a real life-saver!
soothe that sunburn
So, you did overdo it in the sun…oops. Especially on days where I may miss a spot or two with my SPF (especially around my hairline, ugh – worst sunburn ever), I reach for Enza Essentials’ Nutri-Gel! This gel is packed with aloe vera and other antioxidants to alleviate burns and redness while still hydrating the skin. IT’s my go-to for most of my skin problems in the summer from sunburn to bug bites to extra moisture!
BEAUTY TIP: First, learn from my mistake and apply that sunscreen allllll the way into your hairline to ensure full coverage! If you still feel the burn from the sun, keeping your aloe-based product like Enza’s Nutri-Gel in the fridge or even frozen into ice cubes will soothe your skin in no time!
use dry shampoo
I can’t forget my other go-to this season: dry shampoo! If you’re on your third…or fourth…no-wash day, no judgement here! Your hair is healthier than ever by not shampooing each and every day. To freshen up your ‘do, spritz some dry shampoo onto your roots to combat oils, smells, and flat hair. Find my fave option at the bottom of this post!
BEAUTY TIP: My BFF told me she sprays on her dry shampoo at night so it has a chance to absorb fully into her hair! This has definitely saved me some time (and the dreaded white-powder look) in the morning…just be sure to change your pillowcases frequently!
If you’re like me, the instant it’s above 60 degrees you pull out your new wedges, sandals, and summertime sneakers. But, if you haven’t broken them in or if the sale was just too hard to pass up even if the shoes are the wrong size, blisters are inevitable. This beauty hack comes from all the weddings I’ve stood up for (literally) in super-cute stilettos: rub deodorant on your feet! The deodorant will prevent any unwanted friction from your new shoes.
BEAUTY TIP: It may sound weird, but you can even apply deodorant to your inner thighs or any area that tends to chafe! I’m still rockin’ my cute sundresses into September, so this trick saves my legs from the dreaded chub rub.
store nail polish in the fridge
No one wants a gunk-y, splotchy, or otherwise imperfect mani or pedi. While nail polish doesn’t show signs of expiration like other products, it can start to go bad if left in the heat too long! Especially in summer – or if your polish is stored in a humid bathroom – shades can separate from heat exposure. Store your polishes and other skin care products in the fridge to keep them cool and fresher longer!
BEAUTY TIP: I know I’m one to hold on to a discontinued nail polish shade for WAY too long…but polish does expire! If you’re fave gel or polish is older than two years, or shows signs of separation or a goopy formula, it’s time to toss it.
hydrate inside and out
Beauty really starts from within! If you aren’t already getting at least those 8 glasses a day…start guzzling that water, girl! Water detoxifies your entire body, including your skin, and helps to keep your complexion clear and firm. I know that rosé and those fruity summer cocktails are tempting, but they can definitely dehydrate the skin! Alternate each drink with water to keep your skin (and hangover status…) in check!
BEAUTY TIP: Don’t skimp out on moisturizer in the summer! Even oilier complexions need moisture on the outside to keep skin hydrated on the inside. A lightweight creme or serum will keep skin smooth without adding extra oil!
Have you tried these summer beauty hacks? What other ways do you keep your skin in its best shape all summer? Let me know in the comments, then shop my faves from this post below!
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