We all want to look good and feel good about ourselves even in the middle of a summer heat wave. But sometimes it is just too difficult to keep that fresh look going when you're melting under the summer heat. My suggestion is to take time to make a few changes to your usual body care routine. Why? Well, warmer weather establishes a whole new set of body care rules to follow.
Take a break from those strong fragrances Let the warmer weather inspire you to change your fragrance to a fresher and lighter scent. Try a fragrance that is in the tropical, botanical, or citrus family.
Keep your skin looking healthy and glowing during the summer heat. This is the time to toss out the makeup, but don't forget to wear a sunscreen with moisturizers. It is important to keep your skin hydrated. Always use a body moisturizer with sunscreen included. Here is a tip: Moisturize skin before and after going out in the sun. One great body moisturizer to try is Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Moisturizer or Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.
Let your face go bare. That is absolutely right. Dare to bare your skin. Give your skin a well deserved break and let the pores breathe. Minimize the makeup and use a tinted moisturizer with a sun screen. Try Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer.
Let your hair go natural during the summer and give it a well deserved break from heat appliances and chemicals. And don't forget to keep it clean and healthy with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Use a cool after shampoo rinse to reduce frizziness and make hair more manageable. Take a ½ cup of cider vinegar and mix it with a cup of warm water. Pour through freshly shampooed hair. Follow the rinse with cool water.
Lips get parched during the summer heat. This leads to rough dry lips that peel and crack. Certainly not very attractive. Keep those parched lips well moisturized. Use a lip balm that includes a sunscreen. Favorites include Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.