Sunny days, beaches, cold drinks, sandals... summer really is a magical season! Although summer can be great for outdoor activities and feeling your best, it can also present some new obstacles when it comes to keeping up with your beauty routine. Dry hair, under-protected skin? Not this year! Here are tips and tricks to help you look and feel your best this summer!
1. Stay Hydrated
Listen, we get it...drinking enough water each day can feel like a chore but it’s so important that we stay hydrated, especially during these hotter months when our bodies tend to lose more water. One of the best ways to look and feel your best this summer is to stay hydrated...it’s really that simple. Dehydration can not only cause headaches, fatigue and dry mouth but it can also cause skin to lose elasticity and I don’t know about you but my summer plans do not pair well with any of those symptoms. If you want to trick your mind and taste buds into drinking water, try adding fruit or flavor enhancers to your water! For added benefits and a delicious twist, try adding collagen powder to your water! My favorite summer flavor is our Lemon + Lime flavored Collagen Hydrolysate.
2. SPF: All Day, Everyday
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was to never, ever leave the house without sunscreen. Protecting your skin from harmful sun rays is not only going to help prevent premature aging, but it’s going to decrease your chances of sun damage and skin cancer. If you are going to the beach or to the pool, be sure to choose water-proof sunscreen and reapply throughout the day. Think of wearing sunscreen as the ultimate beauty tip and the next time someone asks you what item you would take if you were stranded on an island, your answer just might be sunscreen!
3. Protect your luscious hair
I don’t know about you but I spend a lot of time making sure that my hair looks and feels healthy. I deep-condition and use heat-protectants as much as I can, but sometimes I forget to protect my hair against the ultimate heating tool: the sun. Hair can be noticeably drier during summer months so it’s important to protect your hair by wearing a hat or making sure to incorporate a protective hair oil, if going out in direct sunlight. This is especially helpful if you have color treated hair and want to avoid fading or that brassy tint that can happen during the summer.
4. Waterproof Makeup
Headed to the beach or pool this summer? A great way to keep your mascara where it belongs is with waterproof makeup! Even if you are not swimming, opting for waterproof makeup ensures that your makeup lasts all day, even on those hot and sweaty days.
5. Don’t forget about your eyes and lips
Protecting your eyes and lips is another helpful beauty tip that goes beyond the summer months. Chapped lips can be a sign of dehydration so as we mentioned previously, be sure to stay hydrated but if you want to really keep those lips looking healthy, opt for lip balm that contains SPF. Protecting your eyes can be as easy as wearing your cutest pair of sunglasses!
6. Rest & Relaxation
Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to do nothing at all. Take a day to just relax and give your body a break. Whether you want to relax by the pool or read a book under a tree, taking a day to rest will leave you feeling calmer and well-rested.
7. Treat Yourself
Spa day, anyone? Pampering yourself every now and then is a great way to look and feel revitalized and refreshed. Spa day is the perfect excuse to finally use all those face masks that you bought a few months ago but have been too busy to use. It’s the perfect time to show some love to your hands and feet with a mani/pedi...after all, it is sandal season.
8. Incorporate collagen into your daily routine
By incorporating collagen peptides into your daily routine, you can feel confident that you are taking a small step each day that will result in big changes to your overall sense of wellness. Whether you add it to your morning coffee or afternoon smoothie, adding collagen to your daily diet does not have to be complicated. Studies have shown that regular use of collagen can have positive effects on your skin through its hydrating and anti-aging properties.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Nor is it intended to replace the advice or diagnosis of a medical professional. Individual results may vary.