Summer is only a couple of weeks away now! The temperatures are rising, the sun is appearing from behind those dark clouds and we are all getting desperate to strip off into our bikinis and head to the beach. The trouble is, we’ve been wrapped in thick clothes all winter and so our bodies might need a little extra TLC before we feel confident enough to strip off our sweaters and head out there to enjoy it.
So here are six excellent summer beauty hacks that will help you look fantastic and impress everyone with your fresher, summer-ready appearance.
Epsom salts for a soothing & detoxifying bath
If you want to get your skin ready for summer, you need to try out a soothing and detoxifying bath. Epsom salts are excellent for such purposes, helping you eliminate the dead cells accumulated on the surface of the skin. Apart from that, this bath can help you eliminate common problems, such as general puffiness and water retention. As soon as you step out of the bath, you will feel more confident and 100% prepared for the warm season. Repeat the bath for a couple of days, until you will be satisfied with the appearance of your skin.
With summer approaching, exfoliating your skin seems like the logical thing to do. You can try a skin peel as an in-office procedure, or you can prepare a natural scrub in the comfort of your home. The chemical peeling procedure can remove skin layers, starting from superficial and going as far as the deep layer of the skin. As for the natural scrub, this is best used for removing the dead cells accumulated on the surface of the skin. You can prepare a simple scrub by mixing honey with brown sugar or sea salt. Apply the resulting mixture on the skin and perform a gentle massage. Then, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry.
No one wants to head into the sunshine looking pale and pasty. However, we all know that lying on a sunbed for hours isn’t the healthiest option. Luckily for you, there are plenty of products out there to give you a gentle summer glow without harming your skin, such as those easy-to-apply self-tanning mousses or even. These products are often available in various grades, ranging from light to dark, allowing you to look fantastic.
During the winter and the spring, your skin is subjected to a lot of aggression, including the harsh wind, lower temperatures and also a lack of humidity. This takes its toll, and you might notice hyperpigmentation, blemishes and even age spots appearing before they should. If you want to freshen your complexion and restore your youthful looks, I would highly recommend that you use a skin brightener. You could purchase something from a beauty store or you could turn to natural remedies instead, such as lemon juice. All you have to do is apply fresh lemon juice on your skin and gently massage it in. Avoid going outside immediately afterward, as the skin will be quite sensitive to the action of UV rays.
Spray-on manicure & pedicure
If you don’t have time to visit a beauty parlor, but want your nails to look fantastic, you should consider using spray paint cans. These are really easy to use, are simple to remove and can be used for both your finger and toe nails, guaranteeing an easy fix for the summer. There are also many wonderful colors to choose from, including cherry, apricot, gold and blue. Which one will you go for?
No matter the season, if you want your skin to look great, you have to follow three simple steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize. When shopping for the best cleanser, make sure that you choose one suitable for the warm season. As for the toner, opt for one that fits your skin type, so that you do not dry out your face excessively. When it comes to moisturizer, make sure that you choose one with a lightweight formula.
These six simple beauty hacks are easy, straightforward and inexpensive, and they will help you get ready for the sunshine the fun and easy way. But remember, always purchase sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage!