There are loads of reasons as to why summer is the best month of the year. The weather is obviously one as the cold, dark days of winter are replaced by warm, long nights. The sunshine instantly puts everybody in a better mood, and it becomes acceptable to eat as much ice cream as you want.
Summer is also the best month when it comes to looking great. You spend more time outdoors in the summer, and so chances are you’ll be seen by loads more people. You also don’t have to wear a hefty coat, covering up your great fashion choices and your wonderful complexion.
Can’t wait to look great this summer? Here are some of how you can shine.
Look after your skin
With fewer clothes required in summer, more of your skin will be on show – and you’ll want it to look at its best. Drinking lots of water will keep your skin hydrated which is good for your complexion, and you should also be sure to wash your face twice a day. That’s particularly important in heat as our skin becomes oilier when we sweat.
You should use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen during the summer months. Many of us mistakenly believe that it is only when exposed directly to sunlight that UV rays can damage our skin, but it can happen anywhere the sun touches, including inside a home and while driving. A moisturizer with SPF can offer the all-around protection your skin needs.
Remember your hands and feet
At the end of winter, our snug boots for warmth and comfort go into the closet for hibernation and taking their place are our sandals. That means that you need to make sure your feet are in tip-top condition as they’ll be on show lots over the summer months. If that isn’t an excuse to treat yourself to one of America’s ten best pedicures, then what is?!
Of course, you can always take care of your feet yourself. Give them a good clean, make sure your nails are filed, and you can even paint them if you’ve got the time. The same goes for hands. You should also apply a moisturizer to your hands each night before bed as the heat of the summer can dry them out, potentially causing prominent lines and wrinkles. Doing so will ensure you wake up with softer, more beautiful hands in the morning.
Let summer take its toll on your hair
Summer can do strange things to your hair. We’ve all been in the situation where humidity can make us look like a member of the Hair Bear Bunch, but it doesn’t have to be a complete disaster. There are plenty of products on the market now which can help you battle the frizz that comes with extreme heat. You may find that washing it less can help as naturally produced hair oils can offset the effects of humidity. There are even some people out there who are beginning to embrace frizzy hair, realizing that if they have the sort of face that suits curly hair, then they may as well go with it.
Summer can also be a great time of year to experiment. Sunlight makes your hair go lighter which can be a precursor to perhaps going a shade lighter in the summer months and your hair will even grow faster in summer, meaning that a new cut and style might be needed sooner than you think. If that’s the case, then why not go for something shorter? It will keep your head cooler, require less maintenance and get people talking.
Wear what you feel comfortable
One of the most important aspects of summer fashion is being comfortable. It doesn’t matter what is meant to be in season or what everyone else is wearing – you should find something that looks and feels good on your body. There is nothing worse than going out in the heat of the day wearing something that just isn’t cut out for the practicalities of the weather.
Different outfits are always coming in and out of fashion and what is hot one summer will have been completely forgotten about by the next year. That’s why there is little point in getting het up on what you think you should be wearing. By making your personal choice, you’ll feel comfortable and confident which will give you a spring in your step, putting you in the perfect mood.
Take the chance to accessorize
Summer presents a brilliant opportunity to accessorize. While winter is all about warm scarves and cute hats, the warmer weather gives you the chance to bring out a whole host of new accessories.
With more of your person exposed, there is greater opportunity to show off jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and necklaces. Sunglasses are a must-have for both practical and fashion reasons and really, you can never have too many pairs – what’s good for a day at the beach isn’t going to be suitable for a garden party – with this year’s in-style set to be narrow, sleep and mysterious oval glasses.
Beyonce has also done excellent work on making the straw hat a must-have accessory, and that will keep the sun off your back as well as helping you look super cute. You can click on the following link to learn more about what other accessories are set to be hot in 2019.
Wear less makeup
Makeup and sweat don’t make for a pretty combination, and with the heat of summer, it’s one that can become quite lightly. As a result, many companies have now developed makeup products that they call “workout proof” with the premise that you could even go to the gym on the hottest day of the year wearing them and they would remain intact.
However, summer is the time when you don’t need to wear as much makeup. Your skin will be naturally bronzed, you’ll glow, and you may have even developed some cute little freckles. Embracing the natural look by wearing less makeup is embracing everything that summer is about.