The weather is warming up, layers are coming off, and the sun is shining -- our good friend summer is finally back! Whether your summer plans include doing absolutely nothing, or if you’re headed to the beach or the lake for some fun in the sun, it’s always good to have the perfect summer beauty routine planned and ready to go.
Why Adopt a Summer Beauty Routine?
Just as you adopt any other routine -- getting ready for work, nightly skincare, or paying bills on time -- having a go-to beauty routine for summertime is essential for organization and health. Many successful people have adopted a daily routine, or at least a variety of good habits. Your beauty routine and practices aren’t an exception.
Knowing your routine makes day-to-day life that much easier. Once you have it established and go through it a few times, it becomes second nature -- and one less thing you have to think about while on vacation.
The Perfect Summer Beauty Routine
The perfect summer beauty routine is the one that works best for your lifestyle and overall health and grooming needs. When choosing a beauty routine, be sure to include your hair, skin, nails, and clothing. Your body’s needs in the summer are likely quite different from your winter routine.
Summer Beauty Tips
Firstly, consider your lifestyle. Will you be traveling this summer, and if so, where to? Do you plan to hit the gym and maintain your summer body? Or will you be spending the majority of the summer beating the heat and watching Netflix?
If you plan to be spending more time outdoors, your summer beauty routine needs to include plenty of protection from the sun. If you are working up a sweat at the gym, plan for lots of hydration and prep your gym bag. Wherever you’ll be spending your time and whatever your activity level, there are ways to incorporate your beauty needs into it.
Summer Tips for Your Skin
One of the most crucial things you can do for your skin is to protect it. One of the best summer beauty tips is ensuring you account for sun exposure to your skin. You’ll be exposed to UVA/UVB rays every time you’re outside, so it’s time to pick the right sunscreen -- even if you’re hoping to snag a nice tan.
The SPF number on a bottle of sunscreen essentially tells you how long you can stay in the sun without getting burned. An SPF of 30 means you can be in the sun 30 times longer without burning than you would without it. The higher the SPF, the longer you can stay outside.
However, sunscreen -- even higher SPF -- need to be reapplied often, and generously. Don’t go for long periods of time in the sun without reapplying, and take breaks from the sunlight. Additionally, look for a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, which will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
When it comes to skincare, such as face washes, lotions, and moisturizers, look for products that are non-comedogenic. This means the products won’t clog your pores, resulting in breakouts and blackheads. Be sure to stay moisturized, because the skin can dry out fast. Additionally, do a gentle skin exfoliation once a week to keep your skin soft and slough off the dry, dead skin cells.
Summer Beauty Tips for Hair
If you plan to be in any type of water this summer, a good clarifying shampoo is a good idea. Clarifying shampoos, as well as UV ray protectant styling sprays, are good for removing product and chemical buildup while washing your hair. Plus, they’ll help retain your hair color longer.
Believe it or not, your hair needs moisture, too! Try to avoid washing your hair daily when it’s humid outside, as washing your hair often tends to dry your scalp. You’ll need the oils your scalp produces to help moisturize your hair and prevent frizz. You can also try leave-in conditioners to add an extra boost of hydration.
Summer Beauty Tips for the Beach
During the summer months, most beaches tend to be hot. That includes the sand, too! Don’t forget your flip-flops when you’re walking on the beach, because not only is the sand hot, but also they will protect your feet if you step on a sharp rock or shell.
You’ll be wanting to break out your new swimsuit, crop top, or high-waisted shorts -- all perfect choices for warm weather. However, be mindful of the sun. The less clothing coverage you have, the more skin that is exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. Going back to the sunscreen summer beauty tip, be sure to slather it on generously.
Must-Have Beauty Items for the Summer
Gold Mountain Beauty’s drying lotion will fight acne and is infused with Seaberry oils.
Gold Mountain Beauty’s Skin Lightening Cream with Collagen nutrient-rich cream will give your skin a radiant look and lighten the appearance of dark spots as it soothes, moisturizes, and hydrates your skin. The infused collagen provides dermal elasticity and evens skin tone.
Or, try the anti-aging Fresh Rose Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid & Diamond Dust, a lighter cream that contains hyaluronic acid and resveratrol to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hair and Skin Oils
Try this Organic Rosehip Oil and Gold Dust Elixir, which can be used on both skin and hair for extra moisture and shine.
One of the best products to help your tan last longer is Gold Mountain Beauty’s Tan Extending Spray -- it uses caffeine extract, kukui nut oil, jojoba oil, green leaf extract, aloe vera, and niacinamide to moisturize and restore your skin, while 4% DHA works its tanning magic gradually.