Many busy women face the challenge of transitioning their beauty and style look from cool spring to hot summer. With summer here, you may be looking for some quick and easy tips for making sure you look your best. Below are a few simple steps you can take to effectively transition your look from spring to summer in no time!
Keep Your Skin (and Hair!) Hydrated
Winter isn’t the only time of year where you need to be diligent about keeping your skin hydrated! Dry skin can be a very common problem during the hot months of summer as well, especially if you live in a dry climate. Be sure that you take the time, then, to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Incorporate it into your daily beauty routine by applying moisturizer or lotion as soon as you get out of the shower and before you go to bed. At this time, your hair can be experiencing a bit of dryness, as well. Try a rich hair color conditioner or moisture treatment. These tips will keep your skin and hair feeling and looking healthy and vibrant.
Be Careful About Sun Exposure
Speaking of the sun, protecting your skin from it is another important aspect of transitioning from spring to summer. While it’s true that the sun’s UV rays are dangerous year-round and that you should always protect your skin from the sun (even during the colder months of the year), you tend to have more skin exposed during the summer months, which is why applying sunscreen regularly is so important. Use makeup that has a built-in SPF or a moisturizer with sun protection before you apply your makeup each day. You can also protect your scalp from burning and your hair from fading with a nice sun hat or scarf. Taking measures to limit your skin’s sun exposure will keep your skin looking healthy and youthful year after year, while also reducing your risk of developing skin cancer.
Know How to Use Bronzer
Before you start incorporating bronzer into your daily makeup routine, it’s important that you understand how to use it properly. Choose a bronzer that’s the right shade (not too light or too dark) for your natural skin tone, and always apply bronzer lightly and over your foundation for the best results. Also, keep in mind that less is more when it comes to bronzer! For most people, applying it to the apples of the cheeks and a small amount to the nose is effective and natural-appearing.
Consider a Lighter Hair Color
Many people love to transition from a darker hair color to a lighter hair color in the summer. This could mean something as simple as achieving highlights, or completely changing to a new shade. Regardless of how you lighten your hair, it’s important that you use quality products to achieve the appearance you desire. For all-over hair color that lasts all summer long, consider Ion’s NEW Brilliant 12 ultra glosses, which are permanent, and provide 12 deep benefits such as a color enhancer to ensure long lasting color, a conditioning agent that creates vitality and volume, 100% gray coverage, anti-fade UV protection for those days in the sun, a high shine finish and so much more! If you’re going lighter, try the intense red blonde, or a rich, beautiful light brown.
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