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If summer is your favorite season, you’re not alone. It’s a beautiful time for showing off more skin, a clear, radiant complexion, a new hairstyle that’s comfy and cool and for living in the moment. The secret to looking fab is choosing the right products that won’t irritate your skin or scalp. You don’t need heavy formulas when the sun’s out and the temps heat up. Check out our favorite, natural and healthy beauty tips to follow this summer.
Revive your skin with a facial mist of rose water. It smells divine, is nourishing and is excellent at controlling excess oil. With regular spritzing on those hot summer days, rose water will keep breakouts and clogged pores at bay. You can also massage a little rose water onto your scalp to free it of dandruff with its mild astringent properties. It also soothes irritation from psoriasis and eczema.
During summer, your face doesn’t need a thick foundation because all it will do is clog pores, look overdone and get oily quicker than usual. Let your skin breathe and appear natural. Pro makeup artists recommend switching to lighter cosmetics during those steamy days and nights. Try a BB cream that is natural and organic instead of a liquid foundation, for example. These tinted moisturizers will offer excellent protection and add a bit of glow to the complexion with amazing antioxidant ingredients such as green tea, pomegranate and pure argan oil for great results. Nourishing oils like argan can also be applied to freshly bathed skin to repair it from the damaging rays of the sun.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you’re frustrated with frizzy hair, especially when it’s summertime, hairstylists have a natural solution for you. It’s known as ACV or apple cider vinegar, and it’s simple to make.
Mix 1/3 cup of organic apple cider vinegar with 1 quart of warm water. That’s it, just two ingredients.
Massage as much as needed onto dry roots and the scalp. You can store the rest in the fridge for later use.
Leave the mixture on your hair for up to five minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with cool water. Allow your hair to air-dry. Use this natural “defrizzer” once or twice a week. It also makes for super shiny strands.
There are tons of lip balm and lip treatments available, but not every formula is helpful. During those scorching summer days, many of us neglect our lips, and they can easily burn and become chapped. Look for a natural, organic lip balm with an SPF factor that keeps your lips hydrated, feeling soft and smooth and guarded against the powerful UVA/UVB rays. An SPF of 30 is superb. A healthy lip balm will contain ingredients like nourishing vitamin E and will not include silicones, petroleum jelly or preservatives. Carry it wherever you go, and use it liberally.
Even your nails can look worse for wear in the summer season after having them constantly wetting and drying. Many of us are at the beach, lake or pool, and repetitive wetting can split nails. It’s tempting to want a vibrant manicure lacquer during summer, but nail techs advise going for a natural look with buffed, clean nails. You could also dip your nails into a homemade sugar scrub to get rid of dry skin from around the nail beds and to add moisture to your nails.
Mix 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of olive oil, and rub the solution all over your hands, massaging it into the cuticles.
Remove it after 15 minutes with a damp cloth.
Your tired, sweaty, summer feet could use a healthy, soothing break. One natural beauty remedy involves a single ingredient, black tea. Soak your feet in brewed and cooled black tea for about 30 minutes. This wonderful foot dunk will stop odor and perspiration.
Everyone needs a strategy for their summer beauty routine. What works well during fall and winter will not deliver the same results when the temps heat up and the sun is blazing. Try our favorite, natural and healthy tips, and discover a better way of beauty!