Your Summer Beauty Survival Guide
By Alix Turoff
Sun and sand maybe your dream due, but that doesn’t mean they don’t leave you with summer beauty problems galore – AKA frizzy hair, chipped nails, and dry skin!
And while they’re annoying, we’re not about to let them keep us from enjoying the summer.
Lucky for you, we’ve found the best summer beauty products to help combat any summer beauty issues that the heat might throw your way.
Summer Beauty Survival
For Pre-Sun Skin: DERMAdoctor Brazilian BOMBSHELL Skin Perfecting Body Lotion ($48)
This is one of our favorite lotions to apply before we hit the beach. It is formulated with SPF 30 to protect against dangerous UV rays and packed with botanicals from the Brailian rainforest and a Flawless Sapphire Complex which hides any skin imperfections. Apply this 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every two hours when outdoors.
For Nails: Jamberry Nail Wraps ($15)
A pick-up game of beach volleyball or a sand castle contest can ruin your manicure in minutes. The solution…nail wraps from Jamberry Nails. These DIY nail wraps come in hundreds of colors, patterns and designs. They’re super easy to apply and last for up to 2 weeks on fingernails and 4 weeks on toenails. We love the Watermelon Tip for a BBQ or the America design for when we’re feeling patriotic!
For Hair: Moroccanoil Treatment ($43)
Chlorine and heat can cause dry, frizzy hair, split ends and flyways. Moroccanoil’s famous hair treatment uses the magic of argan oil to condition hair and add shine. It’s best to apply before blow drying and can actually cut down on drying time but can also be used on dry hair to tame fly aways and add moisture to split ends.
For Post-Sun Skin: Yon-Ka Solar Care Soothing Repairing After Sun Milk ($45)
Hours in the sun may give you a nice tan but if you’re not careful, it can also give you a not so nice burn, sin damage, and wrinkles! This is when we break out our favorite after sun milk to relieve red and inflamed skin. Yon-Ka’s sun milk is packed with cucumber extract, milk proteins and calendula to cool, hydrate and promote cell regeneration. It’s a great alternative to aloe!
For Face: Mineral Fusion Bronzer Duo Luster ($29.99)
If you have a desk job, you may not be able to spend as much time outside as you like. That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a nice bronze glow! We love Mineral Fusion’s talc-free bronzer duo when we need a little pick me up. This palette has two color options with a little bit of shimmer so that you can highlight certain areas and enhance your natural skin tone.
For Eyes: Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Cream Eye Shadow ($21)
It’s hard to make it through a hot summer day without having to reapply eye makeup. The secret is using a cream shadow instead of powder. We love Elizabeth Arden’s new cream eye shadow colors for summer. The shadows come in three colors: “Anchors Away”, “Overboard”, and “Sand Dollar”. They glide on smoothly and easily and are enriched with aloe and vitamin E to protect the delicate eye area.