Hallelujah! There is only a month left of school until summer commences and staying up late, sleeping until noon, and hanging out with friends nonstop takes the place of the normal school routine. In order to spend as much time as possible enjoying your summer vacation, now is the opportune time to start preparing your summer beauty kit. Your kit should include various products that’ll make your hair look like you spent all day at the beach and skin products that’ll give you a sun-kissed glow.
If you aren’t going to the beach this summer, but still want to achieve the surfer girl look that you get from splashing around in the ocean, there are several drugstore products that can give you that look at home. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray is one of the best salt sprays on the market that will have you looking like you just stepped out of the ocean in three simple steps. Just spray this on damp hair, scrunch it, and let it air dry for beachy waves that’ll last for hours on dry land.
Another great product to use during the summer in order to take your hair from dark to light is Sun-In. Believe it or not, this product really will lighten your hair in just a few uses, all while conditioning your hair with aloe and chamomile extracts. Only use Sun-In if you have medium brown to light blonde hair because if your color is any darker, it’s likely to turn it an unfortunate shade of orange.
During the summer months, your hair goes through a lot of abuse from too much sun exposure and from swimming in chlorinated pools that can cause as much lasting damage as your hair straightener. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment is specifically formulated to fight UV and heat styling damage, so now is the perfect time to buy it in order to repair your hair before and during the summer months.
Getting a sun-kissed glow without looking like a carrot isn’t easy, but there are a few products that will help make the transition from pale to tan a gradual process. If you have plans of using an at-home self-tanner, start by exfoliating your skin with a body scrub, like the True Blue Spa Body Scrub in Need a Margarita from Bath and Body Works. Exfoliating and moisturizing before applying self-tanner ensures that it will go on evenly so that you won’t end up with a streaked tan.
To get a gradual tan, try Neutrogena’s Build-a-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning Lotion that gives you the ability to control your shade. To get a subtly sun-kissed glow before going to the beach this summer, this lotion is your best option. If you want to go dark sooner rather than later, try the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Perfect Salon Airbrush Mist which will give you a golden tan in no time.
If at-home tanners aren’t for you, try the Physicians Formula Season-to-Season Bronzer that allows for a virtually foolproof application. It is sectioned off into four seasons that have four distinct tones appropriate for different times of the year, so you won’t be confused as to what shade you should be using. Use a powder brush, and very lightly apply bronzer to your hairline, cheekbones, jawline, and your nose in order to get a fresh glow.
Don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen for the hours you’ll be spending out in the sun. Protect your skin by using Banana Boat’s Sport Performance spray in SPF 30 and their Aloe Vera SPF 45 Lip Balm to shield harmful UVA and UVB rays.
This summer is all about looking beautiful by using products that will make you look like you’ve spent hours at the beach, even if you haven’t. The majority of these products can be found at a drugstore near you, so stock up now, so that you can have fun in the sun later.