The summer sun brings with it adventure, relaxation, and happiness. But it can also bring sunburn and damaged hair and skin. Here are some summer beauty secrets to keep you radiant all season:
If you’ve ever experienced sunburn, you probably know the relief that aloe vera can bring to your aching skin. But aloe’s powers don’t just end at soothing sunburn. Even if you don’t get burnt, moisturizing with aloe after a day in the sun will nourish your skin and help fight aging. You can take it a step further and even incorporate aloe into your daily routine by substituting it for your daily facial moisturizer. It doesn’t leave an oily residue and has even been found to help fight acne.
Chlorine can dry out hair and leave it feeling brittle after a few swims. Want to save your precious locks from harmful pool chemicals? It’s easy. Just hop in the shower before you jump in the pool. Wet strands will absorb less chlorine, kind of like an already wet sponge. When you get out of the water, be sure to use a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.
Skip the bleach and highlight your hair naturally under the sun. Create a DIY spray like this one with lemon, and hit the beach to lighten your locks.
Our dear friend caffeine does wonders for the skin when applied topically. Preliminary studies have shown it to reduce UV-induced roughness and wrinkling, and it is even believed to prevent skin cancer by suppressing ATR, a protein that enables precancerous cells to grow and thrive. Whip up a DIY coffee scrub and use it in the shower to moisturize your skin over the summer.
Enjoy these summer secrets! Oh, and remember to always wear sun protection. Sunburn and tanning can cause premature aging and skin cancer. Buy yourself a cute floppy hat, and lather up before heading outside. For cute summer nail polish, check out Ani Michele’s Nail Lacquers.