SUMMER IS HERE EVERYONE! And along with summer comes AMAZING weather… which can be hot, sticky, and at times hard to deal with. We want to be able to have fun in the hot weather and still look good, right? Here are 18 beauty hacks every girl needs to know for the summer months!
1. Removing Waterproof Makeup In the Summer
Waterproof makeup is a MUST! Between sweating, swimming, sunscreen, and all other liquids you may come in contact with, you want your makeup to stay on all day. Now removing waterproof makeup is the tricky part! Rub Petroleum jelly, coconut, or olive oil on your eyelids to remove waterproof mascara! Not only will it take the mascara right off, it’ll also leave your eyelids feeling very hydrated!
Everyone wants that nice summer glow but a lot of people want it without having to go in the sun! The best way to get that glow is to use a self-tanner! But unfortunately people like to avoid this because of the mess it makes. If you don’t distribute it evenly, you’ll end up looking like a blotchy mess! The best way to fix that is to mix baking soda with water and rub it on your skin. The baking soda will even out the tan and take away any excess self tanner!
3. Blonde Hair, Humidity, and Chlorine!
The sun, the heat, and chlorine can do a real number on your hair. Throughout the summer you might find that your hair isn’t its spunky, volumized, bright self! There is only ONE fix for that… and its Apple Cider Vinegar! Pour some into a spray bottle and spray your hair leaving it in for 10-15 minutes. This will keep your hair bright and full of life for the summer.
For keeping your hair from turning that yucky greenish colour in the summer, apply a leave-in conditioner before hitting the pool. Or, if you want to go for a more natural route, use coconut, sesame or olive oil! As soon as your done swimming wash your hair with CHLORINE FREE water and your good to go!
4. DIY Hair Mask
Keep your hair from going dry in the summer. Mix 1 ripe avocado, one egg, one tablespoon of honey and one table spoon of coconut oil in a blender. Apply on your hair and leave for 20 mins, this will leave your hair feeling moisturized and full of life!
5. Nail Care
To keep your nail polish from going clumpy and dry, put it in the fridge! This will help your nail polish last a really long time, and then when you apply it you’ll get a nice cool feeling on your nails!
6. Itchy Scalp..
USE YOGHURT! Dissolve 2 crushed aspirin pills in 1 tablespoon of water. Add two tablespoons of Greek yogurt and mix together. Massage Ito scalp and leave for 15-20 mins, then rinse!
7. Use BB Cream
Use BB Cream instead of foundation! I cannot stress this one ENOUGH. BB cream is way lighter than any other foundation out there. In the summer, you don’t want a heavy foundation on your skin because it will cause you to sweat. This gives you a perfect, natural, light look!
8. With Summer, Comes STATICKY HAIR!
The best way to deal with this is by using dryer sheets to get the static out of your clothes…Try it!
9. USE DEODORANT FOR EVERYTHING
Apply deodorant in between your thighs so they don’t chafe together when wearing shorts or a dress 🙂 You can also apply it on the back of your neck, it will save you from sweating while you blow dry your hair! Also apply deodorant on your ankles and between your toes to avoid blisters from flip flops
10. Baby Powder
Sprinkle baby powder over your skin after hitting the beach and the sand will wipe right off!
11. Lemon Juice
12. Razor Burn or Rash on Your Bikini-Line? No Problem!
Easy, use chilled chamomile tea bags to soothe it…And That’s it!
13. Stick to Waterproof Makeup!!
Trust me… Between lotions, sweat, water, etc… Waterproof makeup with make your life that much easier.
14. Beachy Waves.
Put your hair in tiny little braids. Then take your flat iron and run your flat iron down the braid. This will give you a wavy/crimpy look in seconds!
16. Keep Those Bugs Away!
Rub your clothes with dryer sheets to keep away bugs!
17 Fixing Roots
Spray your roots with dry shampoo before you go to bed. This will work its magic overnight getting rid of all the sweat that may be in your hair!
18. DIY Coffee Mask
Get rid of puffiness that comes along with the heat 4 tbsp bentonite clay 2 tbsp coffee grounds 2-5 tbsp apple cider vinegar in a bowl, add clay, coffee grounds and mix until incorporated. Add 1-2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar to mixture and mix. Smear on face in circular motion and let it set for 5-10 minutes or until the mask hardens then rinse off and VOILA! I hope you guys try all of these hacks as they save my life every summer! Let me know in the comments which ones you try and which ones worked best for you!
Let me know if you try any of these and if they work for you!
Now get that bikini on and get OUTSIDE!