Beauty Tips for Summer*

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1) Stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of water should be the top of everyone’s to-do list, particularly during those hot summer days. Be sure to carry a bottle of water with you to sip from continuously throughout the day. Hydration keeps your skin healthy giving you a natural glow.

2) Stay Protected
Harmful UV rays not only leave you with the lobster look but they can also prematurely age skin. Most moisturizers now come with UV protection but nothing can beat a good high SFP factor. Don’t run the risk of skin damage by leaving the lotion at home to try and get a ‘quick tan’.

3) Perfectly Polished in Every Way
A good polish on your manicured fingers and toes can really enhance your tan. The Barry M collection seems to have an endless list of bright, bold colours to choose from so everyone’s sure to find their perfect shade. Take supplements like Vitamin B Biotin to get your nails nice and strong or try Sally Hansen Nail Protex. This is a strengthener with additional built in vitamins that you directly apply to your nails.

4) Tame your mane
Humid temperatures can only equal frizz and dry hair for many. Keep your hair in top form with a natural hair mask to give you hair that extra boost. For a cheap but effective hair treatment, leave your regular conditioner on your hair in a shower cap overnight.

5) Stay Smooth
Hair-free legs are the essential summer item. Shaving is tedious and leaves your legs prickly while waxing is not for the faint hearted. For permanent hair removal, try laser hair removal treatments. You can even get at-home devices for you to use yourself in the comfort of your own home, in your own time.

6) Exfoliate
Your skin is constantly exposed in the summer so make sure it’s polished to perfection. Alternate between mechanical exfoliations like scrubs and brushes and chemical rejuvenation or light treatments for long term effects and soft, glowing skin. There are plenty of options to suit all budgets when it comes to skin treatments so there’s no excuse for dry skin.

7) Protect your hair
Most people forget about the damage the harsh chlorine and salt water can do to you hair on holiday. If you’re going to spend all day in the pool or at the beach, protect your hair by applying a protector like Reflect H20, the ‘invisible swim cap’, before going into the water. This prevents your hair from drying out and can also stop the colour from being stripped by the chlorine.

8) Sun-kissed Hair
Although not recommended for brunettes who don’t want an orange look, a natural way to boost and highlight blonde hair is to apply a mixture of lemon juice and water to your hair before you spend all the day in the sun. It naturally highlights the hair giving it the perfect sun-kissed look.

9) Accessorise to the Max
When it comes to beach holidays, that statement pair of sunglasses topped with an oversized hat is a must-have for all fashion conscious ladies. As well as giving you an elegant look, they also work to protect your face from the sun. Be sure to apply plenty of sun-lotion to your face when wearing sunglasses though, reverse panda eyes has never been a good look.

10) Less is More
In the summer, most people try to cut back on the amount of make-up they wear day-to-day. In the heat, foundations can clog pores and make your face look greasy or sweaty. There are many complexion boosting treatments available to give you clear, radiant skin and the confidence to go make-up free. Tria Beauty have hit the mark with their at home skin treatments. They have both the laser option for anti-ageing effects as well as the celebrity favourite Blue Light treatment which acts to reduce blemish and breakouts.



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