Looking good in the summertime is so much better than any other time of the year. You’ve got the sun beating down, the outdoors beckoning – but that’s no good if you’re feeling self-conscious about your appearance.
At least you can hide in the half-light if you’re feeling dodgy during the wintertime. But when summer approaches, you want to look as good as you can without the fear of sweat patches, sunburn or inappropriate clothing.
That’s why we’ve put together these top tips so you can make the most of the summer weather.
Get Your Wash Regime Sorted Out
The one annoying thing about a heat wave is that it’ll make you sweat more than a hog on a spit roast. And, needless to say, buckets of sweat careering off your skin while you’re trying to look relaxed in the park isn’t exactly desirable.
But sweat isn’t just about heat – it’s also about the way you wash to maintain healthy pores. Try Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer ($33) a water-based mattifying, pore minimizing, and skin-perfecting primer.
As well as a robust deodorant, invest in a natural shampoo to stop your hair becoming limp and frizzy in the humid heat. The same goes for natural body wash, which should make those pores clean enough to weather any temperature the summer throws at you.
Don’t forget those sexy beach waves! Achieve the look with Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist ($30), a must have for recreating the beautiful texture and body your hair gets from a day at the beach.
Don’t Let Sunburn Ruin Your Summer
We’ve all suffered this problem at some point in our life – you set up the sun lounger at midday, doze off in the heat and wake up looking redder than a drunk who’s stumbled across a happy hour. Before you know it, you’re so sunburnt that you walk like John Wayne and can’t raise your arms above your head without wincing.
To stay looking good, make sure to lather yourself up with so much suntan lotion that you’ll slide off your deckchair, and stay in the shade when the sun is at its peak.
If you are afraid of the sun, consider sunless tanner.
Know Which Clothes To Wear
The sun is splitting the pavement, the temperature has caused most of the world’s thermometers to explode, and yet you’re wearing an all-black outfit as though you’re the lead in an Ingmar Bergman movie.
The more elaborate the clothing in the summertime, the less likely it is to get you through the perils of chronic sweat and dehydration. The solution? Invest in a set of light, brightly coloured clothes to make the most of the heat and stop yourself from boiling over.
Try out these tips and you’ll be able to lounge in the sun without the risks of summer creeping up on you.