The weather is warming up which can only mean one thing – summer is coming. I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be more excited. I love, love, love the warm summer weather and am always so excited for it to arrive. To make the countdown to summer more exciting, I thought I would share a few beauty and fashion essentials with you. These are all things that come summer, every girl needs.
Face & body creams
Come summer; our skin has a tendency to dry out. If you want beautiful summer skin, taking good care of it from tip to toe is important. There are lots of creams to choose from, but the best ones tend to be the natural options. Things like shea butter and coconut oil are amazing for your skin because they’re free from any chemical nasties. Because they’re oil based, they hydrate your skin and lock in moisture. If you’re not a fan of moisturising after a shower, why not try an in-shower cream instead? You can apply it while in the shower and then wash it off before you get out – it’s a quick and mess-free alternative to applying moisturiser.
BB cream or tinted moisturiser
While in the colder months, full coverage makeup works well, in the summer it’s nice to look more fresh faced. With that in mind, it’s worth investing in a light BB cream or tinted moisturiser. This will give you some coverage, but won’t be too heavy looking. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun, it’s a good idea to opt for a BB cream or tinted moisturiser that contains SPF protection. There’s nothing more irritating than having to apply sunscreen over makeup, so it’s best to opt for makeup with SPF already in it.
Sunglasses & case
For summer, sunglasses are a must. If you don’t already have a pair of sunnies, then it’s definitely worth investing in some. There are so many cute designs to choose from, many of which are budget-friendly. Just make sure that whatever glasses you opt for, you choose ones that have both UVA and UVB protection. If you already have sunglasses that you love but are looking a little worse for wear, don’t throw them out. Did you know that if you opt to reglaze sunglasses you can give them a new lease of life? The great thing about reglazing is that it’s cheap and easy to do and is perfect for bringing your old glasses back to life.
Unless you want to hit the beach looking super pale, a little fake tan is a great idea. The fantastic thing about fake tan is that there are so many options to choose from. From spray tanning to creams that allow you to gradually build up a tan, you can use whatever method you like. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to beach body confidence, having a little tan is a must.
Want to be ready for the summer sun – then take these tips on board!