Summer beauty do's and don'ts

Summer beauty do's and don'ts

Jul!a Jul!a
With all that warm, sunny weather encroaching upon us (for those of you that aren't in thunderstorm alley right now), it's time to start preparing our beauty regimen for the summer weather. I found a few things of summer beauty tips, tricks, do's, and don'ts. I don't necessarily agree with all of them personally (because I think I'd look ridiculous in a bright lip gloss) but there are some good tips on there nonetheless.

Yahoo has a list of mostly don'ts with tips for how to correct what you might have been doing wrong. Glamour has a mixture of do's and don'ts with reasons why you shouldn't do the don'ts. Empowered News has a much more extensive list of things, again with good and bad things for you. Livestrong has a really neat list of Beauty Bummers with Summer Solutions to a lot of common problems.

Realistically a Google search will net you a whole bunch of results, and these are just some that I thought were worth sharing. Do any of you have your own tips or tricks that aren't covered here? How about a favorite off of these lists? I personally love that suggestion for wearing something turquoise, but I didn't start doing it just this summer.
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Dusk Dusk
I wasn't too thrilled with Glamour's "don't skimp on the mascara"; too many women I know wear WAY too much, and it's almost pointless if you have dark lashes anyway. Especially during the summer, I think people should be going for a more natural look.

I do appreciate that more fashion magazines are pushing the idea of sunscreen and SPF-infused products, though.
06/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
And from the southern beaches who do all that and more year-round ...

Always carry a wide-tooth comb in your beachbag to to comb out hair after a swim. You may also want - if you part your hair while wet - to spread a dab of sunscreen on your hairpart.

Hair rinses enhance color while sitting in the sun for fifteen or twenty minutes after washing your hair; just enough time to absorb your vitamin D, too:
1. lemon diluted with water is good for blondes
2. cider vinegar diluted with water is good for redheads
3. a tea/infusion of rosemary (in water) is good for brunettes
Rinse with cool water afterward.

Oatmeal tied into cheesecloth and ran under a cool running bath is also good for sunburns and minor skin irritations. Plus the oatmeal is a moisturizer.

Don't forget to exfoilate the back - it's more prone to dry bumps during warm weather.

Is anything more than lipstick/gloss really necessary for the summer? Perhaps an SPF moisturizer for the face is a given but foundation and mascara?? We hardly do that in Florida and our warm season is year-round.
06/15/2011
Ansley Ansley
I use Noxema face cleanser on sunburned skin. Just pop it into the fridge before you head out in the sun for the day. It's nice and cool. Just remember to wash it off when the heat is out of the burn. White vinegar in bath water also helps take the sting out of the burn but smells realllly bad.
06/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Dusk
I wasn't too thrilled with Glamour's "don't skimp on the mascara"; too many women I know wear WAY too much, and it's almost pointless if you have dark lashes anyway. Especially during the summer, I think people should be ...
That was another one of the ones I didn't really agree with, I never wear mascara as it is, lol.
06/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
And from the southern beaches who do all that and more year-round ...

Always carry a wide-tooth comb in your beachbag to to comb out hair after a swim. You may also want - if you part your hair while wet - to spread a dab of sunscreen on your ...
That's a neat tip for the hair too. Is there a recommended treatment for something along the lines of say, purple hair? lol
06/15/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
if you like to swim a lot, make sure you wet your hair down in regular water (like from the shower) before you go swimming. this way, your hair soaks up the water & won't soak up as much chlorine when you're in the pool. also, you're supposed to shower & wash your hair as soon as possible when you're done swimming. some say to put conditioner in your hair before you go swimming & wear a swim cap, but i've worn swim caps & they're a pain in the ass to put on & take off. plus it pulls on your hair & can be uncomfortable. & don't forget to change out of your wet swim suit as soon as you can. don't let it dry while your wearing it. you're more likely to get a yeast infection if you do.
06/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Jul!a
That's a neat tip for the hair too. Is there a recommended treatment for something along the lines of say, purple hair? lol
Lavender tea? XD
06/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Lavender tea? XD
Bahaha
06/15/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Jul!a
With all that warm, sunny weather encroaching upon us (for those of you that aren't in thunderstorm alley right now), it's time to start preparing our beauty regimen for the summer weather. I found a few things of summer beauty tips, tricks, ...
although I'd like to get out but don't because of illness...I reccomend keeping on top of health and beauty year around. I don't mean put on your makeup everyday but watch wat you eat workout is most important...keep on top of hair removal and skincare routine. I reccomend frequent salon visits for brazillian wax,and other body parts...hair trims every 2-3 monthes at least. I really reccoment getting hair colored and highlighted in salon. IF you have thick coarse dark pubes I think waxing is a must...but if u aren't really hairy and have light hair I think u can get away with shaving all the time. SO keepon top of fitness/healthy diet do your hair and makeup all out some days you will feel so good.
06/15/2011
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