We’re a couple of weeks ahead of beach time, night parties, and summertime non-ending fun. As we get ready for the year’s most vibrant season, prepping our wardrobe with summer essentials, ladies, you also need to show your skin and hair some love. The change in seasons requires a change in our beauty routine, just as we change our clothes, so here are some essential beauty rituals to start now for a fresh glow this summer.
Beauty Ritual #1 Exfoliate Your Body
If you’ve been a bit lazy about exfoliating in winter, then now is the time to get this beauty ritual back in your routine. Flaking off dead skin cells is very important, especially in summer to keep your tan even and flawless. Dry brushing is one of the effective methods of exfoliation since it doesn’t only rub away dead skin cells, but also improve blood circulation. You can also get a professional scrub at a spa for a pampering experience.
Beauty Ritual #2 Moisturize Your Hair
Since hot temperature causes a lot of damage to the hair and makes it drier, you need to start now with a nourishing plan to keep your hair soft and strong. Start with restorative and protective masks rich in protein. Also, make sure you use heat-resistant serums and sprays before using any sort of heat and keep your hair protected and sealed with protection against the sun before going to the beach and pool. There are plenty of over-the-shelf products for the hair that contain SPF to keep your hair healthy in summer.
Beauty Ritual #3 Opt for Lighter Skincare Products
In winter and colder weather, it was necessary that we used cleansers and lotions in thick creamy formula to treat winter dry skin. As for summer, it is better to switch to a water-based cleanser for hydration that lasts throughout the day and to keep your face fresh. Also, for creams and moisturizers opt for lightweight products, and if you have oily complexion, opt for one with a matte finish so you don’t end up looking too shiny in humid weather.
Beauty Ritual #4 Use Less Makeup
With the hot and humid summer climate, our skins need to breathe even more. Layering a lot of makeup is the last thing you want to do, so, instead of foundation try a lightweight tinted moisturizer and top it off with only loose translucent powder. Keep your makeup as simple and minimal as possible.
Beauty Ritual #5 Pamper Yourself at the Nail Salon
It is the official sandal season, and for that regular visits to a salon is necessary. Get yourself pampered every week at the nail salon with a foot massage and scrub and nice nail polish for summer. If your schedule is too busy to visit the nail salon very often, opt for pumice stone during your shower to keep your feet soft.
Beauty Ritual #6 Give Self-Tanners a try
Who can say no to sun-kissed and bronze skin? While nothing beats the tan we get by spending time at the beach or the pool, if you don’t travel as much, give self-tanner a try. To get perfect results and not to go wrong with self-tanner, you need to exfoliate your skin and keep it well moisturized so as not to cause dry patches of your skin to look darker.
Beauty Ritual #7 Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen
You’ve probably read and hear this hundreds of times before, but trust us, nothing can explain enough the importance of sunscreen. Wear it all year round and not only if you are heading to the beach. Include sunscreen in your morning skincare routine and reapply throughout the day to get maximum protection and prevent skin aging and dark spots.