Why, you may ask, does this make it a handbag hero? Well first off it was the ideal product to have while I was away at my cousin’s wedding. Crawling up to your room drunk at 5 or 6 in the morning does not normally mean you are in the mood to fully cleanse and wash your face. However these wipes did the job of removing most of my make up without leaving my face feeling sore and tender the morning after (my mum did drunkenly steal an use about half of the pack though).
I hate days when I wake up and my skin feels horrible. Sometimes you just have times when your skin is not cooperating. Maybe it breaks out in spots or it feels dry or oily, or it just looks dull. When this happens, I just want to hide away and not step outside. But, unfortunately, you have to get on with life. And you can’t do it with a bag over your head. It’s not just about the way you look. When your skin is bad, it can make you feel tired or groggy, or even grumpy. You don’t have to put up with it when you feel like this, though. Check out some of my favourite ways of revitalising my skin.
So there you have it – my secrets to fresh skin. If you start following these tips, you should see that there is a difference. Don’t forget to come back again soon when I’ll be sharing some more hot tips!
Preventing Dry Hair
The sea salt of the beach and the beating sun is a beautiful thing. But, our hair! It can be so dry and brittle once the sun has attacked it. If you want to keep your hair intact this summer, use an enriched oil or foam on your hair as an intense treatment on a weekly basis. I don’t have a favourite brand. I usually find that non-branded products work just as well.
Products like Profollica are great for your hair. They are perfect for encouraging body, shine and thickness. It’s just what the doctor ordered for preventing sun damage to your hair. If you want to find out more, check out this review of Profollica. You’ll be surprised at the benefits.
Ditch Heavy Foundation
Okay, so we all want to have flawless skin. But, during the summer, the heat can cause breakouts. The oily nature of foundation only adds to the problem. My favourite summer beauty hack is to use a simple primer and a slick of powdered bronzer. That way, you can make sure that your skin looks gorgeous and soft, but the bronzer gives you that all important sun-kissed look.
Don’t go too heavy on the bronzer, as you will look like you have orange streaks! Keep it simple, and sun-kissed. Always add lashings of sooty black mascara and a bright red lipstick for a super dramatic look that works for both day and night.
If you do feel a little too self-conscious and you don’t want to bare your face all summer long, a loose mineral based powder should do the trick. It’s light and will allow your skin to breathe!
Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!
Scrubs are your best friend during the summer. But, it’s all about investing in the right scrubs. Never use anything with a citrus base as it can aggravate sun-kissed (or burnt!) skin. Always use something soothing that aloe or milk based extracts. That way, your skin can feel the benefit without being too harshly aggravated. Never over scrub either. Twice per week is enough. You don’t want to damage your delicate skin.
Nail Polish Problems
A professional manicure and pedicure is not always achievable. But, we love to have gorgeous nails for the summer. To stop your nail polish from becoming hard and bubbly during the summer months, keep it in the fridge.
Yes, you may raise a few eyebrows while doing it. It’s the simplest way to have fabulous, streak free nails all summer long!
What are your favourite beauty tips for summer?