31 Mar 22 Beauty Tricks That May Help You Survive CDO Summer Heat
Many of us get really excited when summer arrives because (aside from the fact that school is out) we get the chance to take some vacation time and frolic under the sun. Unfortunately, many of the women dread the inevitable beauty and face wreckers like heat and humidity. Yes it is unfortunate that while many of us love the sun, sand, surf, and wind, it is these elements that can frizz up our hair, melt the makeup, dry up the skin, or worse, give us damaging sunburn. It’s a good thing that there are some tips and tricks that can keep us looking and feeling cool despite the hot weather.
Preventing or getting rid of uneven skin tone
Uneven skin tone is a common problem for women of any skin type (for the men as well but the women are hard hit the most). White spots and other pigmentary problems occur as a result of unprotected or excessive exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun. Before even going into outdoor activities especially at the beach, apply sunscreen with SPF30 or higher. Apply a fresh coat of sunscreen every 2 hours especially if you’re sunbathing. If you already have uneven skin tone, you can use salicylic acid or beta-hydroxy acid peels to effectively heal the uneven skin texture, reduce lines, and making the skin tone even.
Eat healthy to get beautiful skin
The sun’s hot UV rays absorbs all the moisture from your skin that makes it dry and dull. It helps to eat healthy and skin friendly foods like tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, lemon, and green leafy vegetables like broccoli on a regular basis. These skin friendly foods will make your skin healthy, feeling fresh, glowing, hydrating, and will absorb antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, and estrogens.
Prevent or get rid of acne
Summer can bring out the worse in skin and one of those is acne breakouts due to the hot weather. The heat and humidity increases the amount of sweat and oils in your face, and dirt from the sweat and oils can clog up the skin’s pores, resulting in acne and pimple breakouts. When using sunblock on your face make sure it is oil free and with SPF30 or higher. To get rid of acne use an oil free cleanser with salicylic acid for only 5 minutes just twice a week before going to bed. Note: Don’t use face powder or talc powder on your face to hide sweat. The powder will only help clog up your face.
Prevent parched and dry lips
The summer heat can make the lips dry and chapped. Use lip gloss that contains healing shea butter and beeswax. Make sure your lip gloss has SPF30 or higher if being used like a sunscreen for the lips.
Stick to waterproof makeup
Leave the streaky makeup because the heavy heat will only melt it or dry it up. Invest in some waterproof mascaras, eyeliners, and concealers. If you do need to wear heavy makeup for an event, make sure it’s in the late afternoon or in the evening when the weather is cooler.
Get heavy-duty anti-chaffing
Anti-chaffing formulas and gels aren’t just for runners and baseball players. Your thighs and behind are prone to chaffing from frequent rubbing on denim or rubberized shorts.
Cut it short and sweet
Whether you decide to cut your hair pixie, undercut, or close-shave 2 inch style, summer can offer a new hair style for a different look, and the short hair is more easily maintained.
Skip the fragrance
Perfumes and colognes will only dry up in the summer heat. Sunscreens and coconut oil moisturizers also have a tendency to mask any smell.
Liquid lipsticks work better
Instead of using those standard creamy lipsticks that will smear under the summer heat, why not use longer-lasting liquid lipstick for a seamless but lightweight finish.
Always use conditioner after shampooing your hair
Playing the conditioner game during summer will support the shampoo in removing whatever the summer heat and conditions dumped on your hair. It will also keep it moisturized and prevent frizzy hair.
Alternate your water environment
Don’t always spend your vacation days at the beach. The sea water is a contributor to making your skin and hair go haywire. Take advantage of fresh water swimming pools or adventure parks since fresh water agrees better with your skin.
Use frozen aloe vera for sunburns
The best sunburn relief can be had from frozen aloe vera. You can actually prepare frozen delights (just don’t eat them) by purchasing some aloe vera gel and pouring this into ice cube trays. Place the trays in the freezer.
Don’t like hats? Use a scarf on hot summer days
If you’re not the type for hats, you can keep a go-to silk scarf since this easily folds away into your bag or pack. The scarf gives you a quick stylish protections against the heat.
Brewing your own coffee? Don’t throw away those used coffee grounds
Don’t throw away those used coffee grounds after brewing your coffee. Go to the market and have them ground up if you don’t have a grinder at home (note, do not attempt to ground them up using a blender). Use the ground up coffee grounds to create your own face mask. The caffeine and natural oxidants is good at refreshing your face to fight the heat.
Lemon juice works against sweat stains on clothes
Lemon juice can be used to eliminate sweat stains on clothes by spraying the juice before the clothes are washed. The lemon juice lifts out the stains and makes removing with soap easier.
Raw potatoes can fix puffy eyes
The summer heat and very late nights on vacation can cause puffy eyes. You can refrigerate a sliced and raw potato and lay the cool slices on your eyes to return that fresh feeling and look after a long night.
The frizzy hair is tamed with a toothbrush
For a quick go-to fighter against hair frizzes, you can spray a toothbrush with one of your hair products and smooth away. If you want to prevent too much frizzy hair when you bathe in seawater or in the swimming pool, wrap your hair in a dry cotton t-shirt to dry it out.
Prevent sweat stains in silk shirts
You can use panty-liners in silk shirts to hide sweat stains. Stick the pantyliners in the armpits of the shirts.
Deodorant can be used against a hair-blowout
You can actually use a roll-on or cream deodorant applied to the back of your neck to help keep you cool and prevent sweat that can ruin long and straight hair. However, be careful if using deodorant on sensitive skin.
Extend the life of your razor blades in the summer
Ever notice that your razor blades easily get dull during the summer? You can extend its life by soaking it or coating it in olive oil to prevent rust and extend its life to a few more days.
Cure cracked and dry feet with Vaseline and cotton
The sun and sand can really dry out your feet. You can rub a thin layer of Vaseline on your feet and heels, slip on a pair of socks, and leave on overnight. In the morning you’ll have newly nourished feet.
Get better and dewy skin using a highlighter
Before applying your face foundation, mix it with highlighter for a more dewy skin effect.
So there you have it, but you don’t to stop here and limit yourselves with these tips and tricks for the skin. If you have your own DIY or proven self-skin preservation styles, please do share it with us. In the meantime, aside from the above, the best skin protection method is to keep yourself hydrated with lots of water consumption. Enjoy the summer and stay safe.