We all want to look our best during the summer season. However, the warm weather comes with a number of beauty challenges that you must learn to master, or you will run the risk of flaunting some major beauty disasters this year. Find out how to avoid the five biggest beauty blunders of the summer.
Blunder #1: Sporting a “Fake” Tan
We all know by now that a tan from a bottle is the safest way to look kissed by the sun. But that doesn’t mean that your summer color needs to come with unsightly streaks or a scary orange glow. Be sure that you find a sunless tanning product that will give you a natural looking color, and exfoliate your skin before applying the lotion to ensure that your tan goes on smooth and even.
Blunder #2: Forgetting your Feet
Summer is the time that feet come out of hiding to flaunt themselves in strappy sandals or even to run barefoot across the lawn. Make sure that your feet are ready to bare all by giving them plenty of TLC during this time of year. A pretty pedicure is the natural course, but don’t neglect the back of your feet either. Use a sloughing file regularly on your heels, and apply a thick moisturizer at least once a day to keep them silky smooth.
Blunder #3: Going too Light
It may have been said that blondes have more fun, but resist the urge to bleach out your tresses when the warm weather hits. The best rule of thumb is to keep your hair shade close to the color of your eyebrows. If you must have lighter locks for summer, try highlights instead of a full color treatment. If you have never highlighted your own hair, or if you want to go more than a shade or two lighter than your natural hue, consult with a pro to make sure that your color treatment ends up looking the way you want.
Blunder #4: Incorrect Skin Care Products
Summer is definitely the time to lighten up, especially when it comes to the products that you put on your face. Many women find that warm weather brings oilier skin so adjust your skin care products accordingly. You can also combine products to avoid too many layers on your face during the warmer days. For example, find a tinted moisturizer that comes equipped with an SPF and you have just successfully consolidated two or three products into one.
Blunder #5: Melting Makeup
When temperatures warm up, some makeup products cannot take the heat. Summer is a good time to go with a waterproof mascara and eyeliner to avoid running and smudging problems. You can also opt for clear mascara and go sans liner for a more natural look. It is also a good idea to keep a few blotting papers in your purse to keep shine off of your nose and forehead. A spritz of a hydrating mist will also help to keep your makeup in place and your skin refreshed as well.
Warmer weather does not have to spell beauty disaster for you. With a few tips in modifying your beauty routine for summer, you can hit the beach or the pool looking your most gorgeous.