Summer is here and if you are a Jozi based beauty you will have been feeling summer since September! The heat has been intense and it definitely takes a toll on your skin and your hair. Summers are, without a doubt, getting hotter and it is important to make sure you are nourishing and protecting your hair during these hot months.
We know you will beat the heat with these summer beauty tips.
Always pack sunscreen
Sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine regardless of the season but in summer it is essential you keep some sunscreen in your bag so you can reapply when you need too. If you aren’t sure why sunscreen is so important, check out this post we put together on why sunscreen is so important.
You need to apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you head out. You still need to apply sunscreen even if you have applied foundation. Opt for the highest SPF that you can find, for maximum protection.
A Hair Mask
It is easy to forget about your hair during the summer but the heat of the summer can damage your hair. During the day, your hair sweats and so needs to be cleaned often but daily shampooing can lead to damage. A hair mask is a good way to protect and nourish your hair. You can apply a hair mask once a week for maximum protection.
Tame the frizz with a good hairspray
Summers are often humid and this humidity messes with your hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. A good hairspray together with the hair mask is a great way to manage the frizz and protect your hair. Don’t overdo it though otherwise, your hair could end up dry and brittle.
Invest in a nourishing toner
We all want to be outside during summer, soaking up the gorgeous rays. Being in the sun for extended periods wreaks havoc with your skin and can leave it dehydrated. A great way to combat this is to find a good nourishing toner that will maintain your skin’s pH balance. This will not only nourish your skin but will leave it feeling soft and supple.
Keep a cleanser handy
Summers are all about long lazy days on the beach followed by long lazy meals. When you are out and about so much, your skin gets dirty and it is important to cleanse that grim and dirt regularly. Keep a good cleanser in your bag so you can wash your face off when you are done swimming or at the beach.
Lip balm with SPF
Lip balm is also one of those handy little items you need to keep on you at all times. Avoid dry and chapped lips with a good quality lip balm that has a SPF. Don’t just apply it once, reapply it throughout the day.
A good scrub
Sweat, dust and environmental changes can leave your skin looking dull during the summer months. Using a scrub daily will help to get rid of the sweat and grime that has collected throughout the day and invigorate your skin.
Summer can be as damaging for your skin as the dry, harsh winter months so make sure you add the appropriate skincare products to your routine so that your skin is nourished and look after.