The summer time can be the ultimate time for you to try out a new look and show off a new outfit or haircut. A warm sun-kissed tan can create a healthy glow for any occasion. Here are a few tips for creating a fresh new beauty look for the summer without sacrificing time in the sun.
Step one: Create a consistent tan glow
Creating a good tan is a balance between using sunless tanning solutions and natural tanning. A healthy skin complexion reduces UV exposure to avoid wrinkling or early aging. Sakura explained a subtle tan can be heightened with a sunless tanning solution. Here are a few options for creating that “look”:
• Exfoliate and shower beforehand
Removing dead skin cells and grease are important for creating any tan. It also helps the skin retain melanin for natural suntanning.
• Compliment an early suntan with a bronzer
A bronzer can create an instant tan on the face without looking blotchy. Use a powdered bronzer very lightly on the skin that matches your skin tone daily. Consider slowly going up a shade every few weeks to match cool to warm skin tones.
• Blend skin tone gradually with lotion and tanning mouse
The best tans occur over time to look real and blend in with your changing skin tone. Apply a tanning mouse or liquid product with a bit of lotion to blend in the skin.
Step two: Keep skin looking refreshed
Reducing shine and glare on the skin is a great way to show off a soft summer glow on the face. You can encourage intake of vitamin A and C by eating fresh leafy greens such as a salad and fruit. These vitamins help keep the skin cells hydrated and refreshed throughout the summer. Use a daily moisturizer and a bit of natural jojoba oil to encourage the skin to have a balanced pH. Apply aloe vera and cocoa butter to areas of the skin more prone to heat rash.
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Step three: Protect the skin and hair
Your skin and hair can get some pretty heavy abuse in the humidity and heat of summer. Hair frizz and sunburns are common complaints that you may find as the heat climbs. Create a no-stress hair routine by using a taming creme after drying your hair. Reduce the amount of time you dry your hair with a blow dryer to encourage natural oil production.
These tips should help create a natural look that can truly beat the heat for summer fun.