When you’re soaking up the sun and enjoying the much needed summer vacation, the last thing you need is a beauty blunder to ruin your day. Don’t let the hot weather activities sabotage your summer goddess status. Get the scoop on the solutions to our top 5 summer beauty blunders.
1. Chlorine damaged hair
Pool parties are a summer staple but a few laps could leave your hair dry, discolored and brittle. While there are hair products tailored for chlorinated hair, you can still treat your damaged locks with what you already have. Before going into the pool, apply conditioner to your hair. This creates a barrier between your locks and the pool water, preventing it from absorbing chlorine. Use a hydrating shampoo to add moisture back to your locks when you get out. If your hair is tinted red or green, dissolve 6 aspirin in a glass of warm water and apply to hair before conditioning to remove any discoloration.
As the days heat up, we trade our sundresses and picnics for shorts and beach days. But a day of fun in the sun can end in a painful unwanted sunburn, especially for those with sensitive skin. Solve this beauty blunder with only one ingredient. Take an empty ice tray, fill it up with all natural aloe vera gel that you can find at any health store and keep it your freezer. Aloe vera has soothing properties and the coldness bring added relief to your tender sunburnt skin.
With swimsuit season in full swing, girls want to put their best legs forward. While having cellulite perfectly normal and nothing to be ashamed of, reducing the appearance of these dimples on your legs only takes a few simple steps. Take a soft body brush and begin dry brushing your skin before showering. Start at the ankles and work your way up your legs to your thighs and towards your heart. The dry brushing stimulates blood flow which plumps the skin, eliminating the dimples.
Coffee lovers, your leftover grounds will finally come in handy. Mix the ground coffee, sugar and olive oil for a cellulite blasting scrub. The caffeine stimulates the blood vessels which tightens the skin with the sugar exfoliates and the oil hydrates.
4. Streaky Self Tanner
Every girl wants to get that summer goddess glow and using self tanner is an easy way to get that bronzed look. While some products give better results than others, getting a streaky tan can be hard to avoid. Mix lemon juice, baking soda and sugar into a paste and apply to the streaky areas in the shower as soon as possible. The lemon juice lightens while the baking soda and sugar exfoliate. This winning combination will guarantee to have you streak-free in the blink of an eye.
5. Bug Bites
Beach bonfires are a great way to end your summer nights, with your best friends or that special someone. Outdoor activities can leave you at the mercy of Mother Nature creatures- from wasps to mosquitoes- and not to mention, painful bug bites. Apply witch-hazel on a cotton pad to the affected area to not only to sooth the itch but the kill the bacteria and prevent any marks while healing.