I’m a total summer girl. I love the sunshine, the bright summer mornings, and the heat. All year long, I wait for summer to finally come around to really get outside, and enjoy all that beautiful Vancouver has to offer.
The rest of the year, I stick to staying indoors, wearing my cozy pajamas, and trying not to catch one of the many flues going around.
But, over the last few years I’ve realized that, while I adore summer, it’s definitely not everyone’s favourite season.
It’s hot, sticky, and often leaves people feeling like a sweaty mess!
Today though, I am sharing my top beauty hacks to help you look and feel great all summer long! With these 10 Best Summer Beauty Hacks you can say goodbye to sunburns and makeup melting off your face!!
The 10 Best Summer Beauty Hacks
1. Say No to Oily SPF Products
If you find cream or spray sunscreens make your skin oily then swap them out for a powder SPF!
2. Fix the Itch!
Mosquito bites are the worst – itchy, scratchy and uncomfortable! But don’t fret if you get a bite or two, you can remedy the itchy bite by applying a thin layer of clear nail polish over top of it. I’ve tried it, and it works!
3. Mix it Up
If you don’t want to buy a brand new foundation for summer than try just mixing it with a sunscreen. This will thin out the foundation & provide your protection from the sun!
4. Naturally Bronze
Don’t contour. Contour lines can be quite obvious in bright lighting, especially sunshine. Instead, invest in a large fluffy brush, a matte bronzer, and simply add a touch of colour to your forehead, temples, nose, and jawline. The larger brush will make it so there are no obvious lines while still adding a bit of a glow to your complexion.
5. Use a Self Tanner
Rather than baking out in the sun, try using a self-tanner. Sun damage is a seriously scary thing, so be sure to lather up with sunscreen when you’re outdoors – and use a self-tanner to get that gorgeous summery bronze.
Getting Bronzed without the Sun: My Favourite Sunless Tanner
On the hunt for an amazing self tanner? Look no further! This is my very FAVOURITE!
10 Tips for Applying Self-Tanner Without Streaks
Not sure how to apply self-tanner? Stop by to find 10 tricks to getting a super flawless tan.
My Favourite Products to Achieve a Perfect Summer Bronze
Looking for makeup products that will give you a beautiful bronzy glow? Here are a few of my go-tos!
DIY Coffee Body Scrub
Before applying a self tanner, you first have to exfoliate! Stop by to find my favourite inexpensive DIY coffee scrub (you likely already have ALL these ingredients!)
6. Add a Bit of Sparkle
To make your skin look even more glowy, bronzed, and gorgeous, add a dry shimmer oil into your body care routine. These oils will give you those super shiny legs that are totally #goals.
7. Beachy Waves In an Instant
Get beach hair instantly with a sea salt hair spray. Simply spray it on when you’re hair is damp to get loose beachy waves. This spray will make your hair wavy, but can feel a bit heavy/crunchy if too much product is applied.
8. Soft Waves Overnight
If you have time, wash and braid your hair before bed. This will also achieve those perfect beachy waves but won’t require any product! For more while-you-sleep hair styling tips, check out my guide to overnight hair care tricks for gorgeous hair!
Easy Heatless Beach Waves Tutorial
Looking for an easy way to get seriously gorgeous waves without heat damage? This tutorial is for you.
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Want beautiful tousled waves in a flash? This hairstyle has been my go-to for some time. It's easy, fast, and looks great.
9. Pucker Up
To ensure your lips feel their best and don’t burn in the hot sun, invest in a lip balm with SPF.
10. The Summer Beauty Swap
Swap out heavy makeup products and looks (such as a smokey eye, full coverage foundation, and cream blushes) for lighter products.
Think SPF powder foundations, gold-tone highlighters, and tinted lip-balms.
The harsh summer sun can make your makeup appear heavier and more obvious, so lightening up is a great way to maintain a gorgeous natural summer makeup look.
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