Getting Prepared for Summer
The summer is getting closer and closer! I know that I am not ready, which means most of us probably aren’t… I am here to give you 5 tips and tricks to help with the transition and get you more comfortable with the hotter weather that is approaching.
#1 Heat and UV Protection
Most of us know the importance of protecting our skin from those harsh UV Rays. However, did you know that these rays can also cause major damage on your hair?! Our go-to product here at the salon is Bumble’s Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer. It is a heat and UV protector. You spray it in, any time your hair is wet and it will not only protect from your blow dryer or irons, but also from the sun! There are not many products out there that do such a thing so it is important to know the difference! Protection from heat is not enough, make sure your product says “UV Protection” especially if you’re in a city like San Diego, the sun is great, but be mindful of the damage it can cause!
I hope this one goes without saying, drink plenty of water! The number one reason why people faint or feel sick during summer is because of dehydration. It is so easy to avoid (almost too easy). Not only is water good for your health, but it also increases your energy if you are feeling sluggish, helps improve your skin AND your hair, helps your metabolism work faster, plus it is a natural healer. For an average person, you should be drinking 64 oz of water a day. So keep hydrated!
#3 Creams vs. Powders
When it’s hot out it is hard to keep your makeup in tact. With the humidity and the sweat, it’s basically a recipe for disaster. This trick is something most people don’t actually know. Powders are great for most days, but cream based makeups will outlast the humidity and the sweat a lot longer than your powders. So invest in a few creamy products to beat the heat! Most brands have options between the two so it should not be too hard to find your perfect product either.
#4 Keep the Alcohol Light
Summer definitely brings out the party animal in most, which is perfectly fine! But remember most alcoholic drinks contain a lot of sugars, caffeine and carbs. So be aware of what you are ordering, especially if you are going to be in a bikini! On top of that, be aware alcohol can dehydrate you very quickly, so make sure to order those water backs 😉 A sangria (table wine diluted with juice), a cold beer, or a wine spritzer are all refreshing, but still light. In moderation – (defined as one to two drinks daily) alcohol can protect against heart disease.
#5 Sun-less Tanning
We all know how bad tanning is for our skin, but that doesn’t change the fact that we love being tan… So where is the compromise? Sun-less tanning of course! (AND NOT TANNING BEDS!!) I am talking about spray tans or self tanners. You can get some great self tanners from Sephora, they have a whole section dedicated to it! They usually apply like lotions and will come off after a certain amount of time and showers, but they’re great for the beginning of summer so you’re not blinding everyone with your white legs… That is always a good option, otherwise you can also get spray tans! There is probably a tanning place within a few miles of wherever you’re at, especially in San Diego! They are quick and painless and almost instant. They do, however wear off also, but make sure you talk to the representative of wherever you go, if you’re a first timer! Next door to us is Sunless Revolution! They specialize in custom airbrush tanning! To check them out, click on the logo!
These are some great ways to stay tan without harming your skin.
I hope you enjoyed my 5 little tricks and maybe you learned a little something new to try this summer! Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and see you back here next week! Make sure you subscribe to receive emails each week so you never miss a post! xoxo