Every year, it feels like a never-ending countdown until summer. Then it hits, and you remember: Oh yeah, this season does a number on my skin and hair!
Summer is all about embracing the outdoors: the pool, the garden, the freedom to eat and exercise outside. But humidity, sweat, blazing heat outside and blasting AC indoors are not exactly our friends. So in order to gear up for el sol, check out these five tips for your beauty routine:
Chicas, come these hot summer days, it’s no question that SPF is a must! And it’s not just for the long-term benefits of less skin damage – it’s about keeping your skin fresh in the present, too. If you’re looking for an all-in-one application, prep your skin for the day with Olay Complete SPF 15 All Day Moisturizer.
2. Exfoliate and Moisturize
Many people are on top of an exfoliation routine in the winter but forget to keep it up come summer. But no more – it is just as important this time of year. Grab an Olay ProX Advanced Cleansing System to set your skin up for supersonic anti-aging moisturization.
And after a long day in the sun, use Olay Age Defying Body Wash when showering to condition and moisturize for younger-looking skin.
In addition to the natural glow that the summer provides, adding a bit of product to supplement never hurt anybody! Try switching to a brightening cream facial cleanser – like Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser – a powder foundation, and a dusting of bronzer (from the apples of your cheeks to the temples) to keep things light and bright.
4. Pucker up
Darker lipstick is great for fall and winter, but once summer rolls around, there’s an opportunity to experiment with more vibrant shades! Try a light, flirty rosy shade or a punchy, bright coral. You can translate these colors to your nails as well. At-home manicures anyone?
5. Up Your Updos
“Wow, I love this humidity!” said no head of hair, ever. But if you can’t beat it, join it! So keep that hair off your neck and sweat-free with a playful updo, like a loosely braided style or a classic ballerina knot. Besides, it’s a perfect way to style wet hair, whether it’s after jumping out of the shower or the pool.
Hey there, sunshine: Bring. It. On.
What’s your tried-and-true beauty trick when transitioning to hot summer days? Let us know in the comments below!