Lazy summer days are the best, especially when you have all the time in the world to do absolutely nothing. Why not take the time during those moments of nothingness and snazzy up your beauty routine? We’ve rounded up a handful of essentials that are sure to keep you looking pretty and polished all season long!
Lightly does it
Is your skin feeling sticky and simply ick? Don’t curse the sun, blame it on your moisturiser. A lightweight moisturiser is an absolute must-have all year long for us women who face sunny skies for most of the year.
Throw out those creams and lotions you call ‘moisturisers’ and look for a gel-based moisturiser with Hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient.
Hyaluronic acid works by binding moisture and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. To cut our chemistry lesson short, it will leave your skin feeling hydrated yet light!
Take a note from the French
The French have been extracting aqua from some of the most mineral-rich environments for hundreds of years, and now they are bottling it for use on your face!
Not a lot of you may get convinced by this, but we swear by it when we need that refreshing spritz of water on those outdoor work shifts. It instantly cools the skin, and makes red and irritated skin calm and even-toned within 10 minutes. Use it anytime you wish to feel cool and refreshed.
You wear sunscreen yet complain over getting tanned – you’re probably doing it all wrong. Give your moisturizer at least two to three minutes to settle in and then head for the sunscreen, with a tablespoon of an amount and liberally apply all over your face, neck and décolletage.
Perform this routine at least 30 minutes before you step out into the sun. The sunscreen needs that much time to bind to the skin, otherwise it’s just pointless.
The second mistake? You aren’t reapplying it frequently. If you spend the majority of your day outdoors, then you must reapply every two hours, especially if you’re perspiring or swimming.
Feel fresh on-the-go!
Oily scalp, greasy hair? It’s the bane of our existence in these hot and humid summers. Enter, a dry shampoo! These hair game-changers are absolute must-haves for those days spent in-between washes.
While the product feels weightless in our roots, the power player works to drastically reduce the amount of oil that can build up between washes. These dry-shampoos double up as a volumizer as well to help transform those bad hair days into a cool do’.
We hope you’re stocking up on these summer essentials soon!