Summer is the season for trips to the lake, days at the pool, and time spent under the sun. Salon & Spa De Crist provides 10 summer beauty tips and trends to make sure you’re keeping your skin and hair safe in the sunlight. Just like winter, summer requires a shift in your skin care, shower, and makeup routine. To keep you healthy and feeling your best, take a look at the summer beauty tips below.

10 Summer Beauty Tips

Say Yes to SPF 

Sunscreen should be your best friend in the summer. Out of all of our summer beauty tips, saying yes to SPF is, without a doubt, the most important. Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF on all exposed skin. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects your skin from both the UVB rays, which cause burning and UVA rays, which cause skin cancer and aging. 

Furthermore, remember how important reapplying sunscreen is throughout the day. There is no such thing as too much sunscreen, so apply and reapply during the sunny seasons.

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Switch to Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream

Staying moisturized during the summer is a must. A consistent moisturizing routine can do wonders for your skin. Lighten your makeup application with a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Tinted moisturizer with SPF provides hydration, sun protection, and minimal coverage for a light, dewy makeup look. Similarly, BB cream is an all-in-one product with SPF, primer, and light to medium coverage.   

It is important to note that switching to a tinted moisturizer does not mean quit using your regular moisturizer. Keep using your regular moisturizer in your daily routine, and if you aren’t regularly moisturizing your skin today is the day to start!

Invest in quality vitamin C serum

Next on the list of summer beauty tips is investing in solid vitamin C serum. First, cleanse your skin. Then, layer a few drops of vitamin C serum, and finish with your moisturizer. Why vitamin C? Vitamin C serum helps prevent hyperpigmentation, is an anti-aging product, and aids in collagen production. 

More Benefits of Vitamin C Serum

Additionally, vitamin C serum is hydrating, brightening, and helps even out your skin tone. Using vitamin C serum in the summer is especially important because the serum helps protect against sun damage. The best part about vitamin C serum is it’s safe for most skin types. For dry skin, we recommend 10% concentration, 15% for combination skin, and 20% for oily skin.

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Protect your locks

Protect your hair this summer with the following summer beauty tips

Avoid unnecessary heat

Your hair is already exposed to high levels of heat from the hot sun in the summer, so try and avoid excessive, unneeded heat when styling your hair. Try using a microfiber towel to dry your hair instead of the hairdryer. Likewise, leave your curling iron and straightener in the drawer when you can.

Keep Your Color Safe This Summer 

You love your hair color, and here at Salon & Spa De Crist, we love it too. So, protect your hair color this summer by using the right products with specific color-protecting qualities. When using these products, remember to rinse with cold water to safeguard your hair and also boost shine. 

Trim, Trim, Trim

Regularly trimming your hair is key in the summer as well as year-round. Dry ends cause breakage, and with a good trim every 6 weeks your hair will stay healthy, less tangled, and looking its best.

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Try a lip stain

Summer beauty tips include makeup trends you’re sure to love. If you haven’t yet, try a lip stain for your next trip to the winery or summer barbecue. Lip stains feel less heavy and cakey on your lips than actual lipsticks, but give your makeup look the extra color you love. 

Add shimmer

Along with the lip stain, add some shimmer to your makeup routine. The hot, summer weather inspires a more lightweight, dewy look so opt for a highlighter or glowy bronzer. The liquid highlight is a crowd-favorite and gives the face the perfect glow when hit by the sunlight. 

Exfoliate at the right times

Exfoliating is still necessary for the summer, but over-exfoliating is dangerous. Gentle exfoliation keeps your face clear of clogged pores and dead skin. Exfoliation can expose new skin, and during the summer, new skin is more sensitive to the sun. Your favorite Lee’s Summit salon recommends exfoliating at night and a few days before heading to the lake or pool for the weekend. 

Keep aloe in hand

Aloe goes hand in hand with sunscreen. Providing moisturizing relief, soothing your skin, and filled with antioxidants, aloe can do wonder for repairing damage caused by the sun. As much as you apply sunscreen, sunburns may still happen. Be prepared, and keep the anti-inflammatory in hand with you this summer. 

Take care of your bikini line

Don’t shave your bikini line right before you head to the lake or pool. After shaving, your skin is more sensitive and more inclined to irritation. Try timing your hair removal several hours before embarking on your summer activities to prevent razor burns, bumps, and ingrown hairs.

Hydrate

Hydration is important for your skin, hair, and overall health and well-being. Especially pertinent in the summer, drinking water consistently throughout the day and night prevents dehydration. After a sunburn, staying hydrated can help the skin recover and ease the pain. Experts say to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Make sure to replenish the water you lose when sweating during these warm months. Hydration is key to healthy skin, hair, and a healthier you.

why hydration is good for your health and skin

Last Thoughts on Summer Beauty Tips

Avoid painful sunburns and keep your skin healthy this summer. Try new makeup trends, and make hydration a priority. Salon & Spa De Crist provides the best salon and spa services in Lee’s Summit along with excellent products for skin and hair. Go into this summer feeling your very best and see yourself in a whole new light with a visit to Salon & Spa De Crist.