Summer is fast approaching and so are the challenges it poses to maintaining a perfect look throughout the day. Hot weather is merciless to your makeup and skin health and it can be rather damaging for your hair as well. Moreover, a new season means new trends in fashion, hairstyles, and makeup.
Overall, if you want to not only look fantastic but also feel very comfortable once the heat starts up in 2021, you might need to make some changes. A visit to a hairstylist and some makeup updates are definitely in order.
Summer Makeup: Less Is More
If you look at the top makeup trends of the summer season, you can see that the majority of them call for less makeup. Using bold-colored lipstick or eyeliner is the most popular makeup technique right now. And makeup artists encourage you to apply as few other products as possible. In fact, healthy glowing skin is the best makeup you can have.
This particular trend for minimalism and the “no-makeup” look is perfect for hot weather, in particular. This is because wearing foundation and powder can lead to disastrous consequences. These products clog the pores. Therefore, you might break out in acne after a day out with this kind of “heavy” makeup.
Even if you are lucky to avoid this development, the products might cake up and make your look very unattractive. They are also likely to “run” when you start sweating.
On the other hand, applying a light moisturizing BB cream with some creamy highlighter to give your face a “beach glow” is both trendy and safe for your skin.
Enhance Your Hairstyle in Naturally
Hairstyle trends are extremely versatile this year. However, the leading looks for the summer of 2021 all strive for the most natural. Therefore, if you want to look stylish, you should choose bold hair accessories and styles like high pigtails or ponytails instead of elaborate coloring.
In fact, natural hair colors rock this season, unless you want to go blonde, which is always in trend. This season honey, gold, and strawberry blond are the most popular shades for this look.
If you want to revamp your hairstyle in a different way, you should consider simple cuts. The most stylish looks for the summer are shaggy, soft waves, and variations of a classical bob. In case you seek to make your hair longer, try “lighter” non-permanent options, such as halo hair extensions. These are easy to apply and they won’t damage your hair like more permanent hair extensions might. They are also easy to remove and won’t be uncomfortable to wear in hot weather.
Also, do not forget about hair accessories, especially sun hats. They do not only help enhance your stylish look. Most importantly, they protect your hair and face from damaging UV rays. A sunhat will also serve as a great precaution against heatstroke, which can be extremely dangerous. Considering the fact that heatwaves are becoming more severe due to climate change, this protection has become necessary.
Change Your Skincare Routine
It’s called “routine” for a reason and the majority of people forget that skincare is not set in stone. In fact, it’s essential to change your creams and face washes as well as other skincare products depending on the season. The needs of your skin change due to the outside temperature and humidity level.
In the winter season the air is drier and the cold itself breaks down the natural protections of your skin. Therefore, you must use products that do not only hydrate but also keep the moisture within the cells.
However, the summer heat has a different effect on your skin. Unless you live in some desert-like region, the humidity level increases during summer regardless of the heat. Therefore, “winter” skincare products become too heavy as they start clogging the pores. In this weather, you need to focus on light hydration and very gentle cleansing.
The best skincare choices for the summer season are a water-based face wash and gel-based hydrating creams. You should also remember light hydrating serums. In particular, products with hyaluronic acid are a good option as they hydrate and protect your skin without clogging the pores.
In addition, be sure to avoid beauty treatments like chemical peels as they make your skin extremely sensitive to UV rays. But most importantly, wear sunscreen with no less than 50 SPF and reapply it every 1-2 hours when outdoors.