The summer season is almost upon us – that means sundresses and shorts, long nights, beach holidays and endless sunny days. It can also mean frizzy and unmanageable hair, sunburn, heat spots and oily skin. Fortunately, we’ve got all the right products that will allow you to have a carefree, fab summer – without damaging your skin or your hair while you’re having fun.
We all know that hair damage occurs with sun exposure, but chances are your hair is already damaged from heat styling tools and pollution. If your hair is already damaged, it can further deteriorate if exposed to harsh elements such as the sun, sand and sea water.
Before embarking on your summer adventure, use Olaplex’s No. 3 hair perfector to reverse any existing hair damage and prepare your hair for sun exposure. No. 3 is the brand’s cult product, and for good reason – using their patented Bond technology, Olaplex structures and shapes the hair, undoing even years of heat damage. Before hopping on the plane, give your hair some TLC with Olaplex. Your post-holiday hair will thank you!
Not only is direct UV exposure dangerous, the sun is also the number one cause of skin aging. Avoid skin damage by investing in a trusty SPF for all your summer adventures. If you dislike heavy, thick sun creams from the grocery store, we’d recommend Medi-Diamond’s Sun Cream.
This sun cream provides high coverage of SPF50 and gives a luminous glow to the skin, making it perfect for wearing under makeup. It’s also water-resistant, so you can even wear it at the beach or the pool without worrying about it rubbing off.
Just like your body, your hair also needs protection from the sun and UV rays. This leave-in gel helps protect your hair from all the negative effects of sun exposure, including frizz and tangled hair. Apply this hair serum whenever you’re out and about during the summer months; you’ll help protect your hair against humidity and sun damage while also creating velvety, wavy beach curls.
Did you know that you should always be wearing an SPF-enriched lip balm during sunny weather? That’s right, even your lips can age with sun exposure and become dry and chapped if not hydrated regularly. The best way to keep your lips soft and hydrated is using a lip balm with an in-built sunblock.
Our favorite is Jack Black Intense Therapy Shea Butter lip balm – this lip balm is rich in antioxidants and uses avocado oil and shea butter to protect, nourish and provide hydration for your pout. It also protects the lips from harmful UV rays, so you don’t need to worry about sun exposure while you’re out and about during the summer months.
Even if you keep cool in the shade, the heat during the summer can cause oil build-up on the skin. When you’re in a hotter climate, you will most likely sweat more – this means that your pores can become clogged easier. It’s important to cleanse your face twice daily to keep your skin clear and clean.
For an easy daily cleanse, we recommend Glamglow’s Youthcleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. This foaming wash is suitable for all skin types and cleanses the skin without stripping it. Suitable for daily use, this cleanser is perfect for rinsing off any sunscreen, makeup and excess oil at the end of a long hot day.
Whether it be sunburn, dry skin or irritation, the summer months can wreak havoc on our skin. For quick treatments on the go, we recommend Céla Essential Balm. Using a mix of botanical oils and six plant butters, this balm is ideal for throwing in your bag for a day at the beach. It’s a fix-all for almost any summer skin concern, whether it be chapped lips, dry skin, or irritated skin. Keep it on you and maintain silky-soft skin all summer long.
You can even use this balm on your hair to help style or smooth frizz – ideal for your summer haircare routine, especially if you’re taking a break from hot styling tools.