Summer brings sunny days at the beach, pool parties and BBQs, but it also brings hot, sticky weather that can take its toll on our skin and hair. Before the sizzling days of summer arrive, we want to make sure you are equipped for what’s to come. Ahead, find five summer beauty hacks and essential products to keep you looking your very best this season.
Summer Beauty Essential #1: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Don’t you hate it when the makeup you spent all that time applying in the morning starts to melt off before noon? This is especially common during the summer months when the simple act of getting dressed feels like a workout and leaves you dripping in sweat. If you feel like your face is starting to heat up, grab a blow-dryer and blast it with the cold air setting to cool down and dry your makeup instantly. Also, for good measure and to keep your makeup locked in place for hours, always spritz your face with setting spray, like the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
Summer Beauty Essential #2: Kérastase Crème Magistral Hair Balm
Chlorinated pools and salt-filled ocean water can really do a number on your hair. To untangle knotted strands and hydrate dry hair, keep a moisturizing hair balm on hand. This Créme Magistrale gets massaged onto clean, dry ends before styling as needed.
Summer Beauty Essential #3: Lancôme UV Expert Mineral CC Cream SPF 50
Water and the hot, sweltering sun do not always make for an ideal environment to rock a full face of makeup. Try going for a lighter, barely-there look by applying a little CC cream and dabbing some cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. This will keep your skin moisturized and hydrated while giving you some natural coverage. We like Lancôme UV Expert Mineral CC Cream SPF 50 because it contains sun protection and comes in five blendable shades.
Summer Beauty Essential #4: Garnier Fructis Beach Chic Texturizing Spray
If you want quick beach waves sans curling iron, a texturizing spray will be your new best friend this summer. Just spritz your damp hair with a sea salt spray, like Garnier Fructis Beach Chic Texturizing Spray, and wrap two sections of hair into buns. Secure the buns with an elastic hair tie or bobby pins, and using your blow-dryer, blast your hair with cold air. Once the hair is completely dry, undo the buns and fluff the style with your fingers. You can also try French-braiding the two sections of hair and drying them with cold air.
Summer Beauty Essential #5: L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Water Mousse
To get a bronzed glow without the sun damage, try using a self-tanner like L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Water Mousse. No one will be able to tell the difference between your post-vacation tan and your fake tan. The water mousse formula provides a long-lasting tan that develops gradually and hydrates the skin.