We love summer as much as the next gal, but there are a few warm-weather worries we could do without — like sunburn and sun damage, humidity that makes our hair frizz, and blistering temperatures that have us sweating through our clothes. The good news is we can still achieve sun-kissed skin, a flawless complexion, and tousled hair effortlessly and without ever leaving our homes!
Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s summer beauty tips so you can attain that summer glow from the comfort of your own home.
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How to Get Beachy Waves in Hair Sea Salt Spray for Hair DIY
Boost volume with beach waves.
One to try: Beauty by Earth Sea Salt Spray ($16.99, Amazon)
Summer’s top hair trend is a stylist favorite for good reason: “Beach waves add volume and give hair a flowing look that’s flattering on everyone!” raves hairstylist Fae Norris of LA’s Neighborhood Salon.
DIY it: Combine one tablespoon coconut oil, two tablespoons sea salt, and six ounces warm water in a spray bottle. Shake well; mist over towel-dried hair. Scrunch hair in upward motion, then air-dry.
Self Tanner Best Lotion Mousse Mitt
Disguise imperfections with a faux tan.
One to try: Ulta Bronze Glow Self Tanning Tinted Mouse ($10.39, Ulta)
A faux tan masks cellulite, stretch marks, and varicose veins by faking the appearance of smooth, even-toned skin with a wash of deeper color, says celebrity makeup artist Jared Lipscomb. His trick for a perfect glow: Exfoliate to smooth skin, then apply a quick-drying, no-mess tanning mousse a shade darker than your skin tone.
Best Bronzers What Is Women Over 50
Slim your features with bronzer.
One to try: bareMinerals Endless Summer Bronzer ($29, Sephora)
“Bronzer not only adds sun-kissed color to your face, it also subtly slims and sculpts it!” says Lipscomb. Dust a matte bronzer a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone in a V just beneath your jawbone to visually erase a double chin. Then sculpt your cheekbones by sweeping bronzer along the hollows of your cheeks, which creates a soft shadow effect.
Hair Lightening Spray DIY Summertime
Get natural highlights with a citrus spritz.
One to try: Sun Bum Blonde Hair Lightener ($12.99, Amazon)
“Take years off your looks by subtly lightening your hair color,” says Malina Yaeger, founder of Saint Hil Organic Beauty, who suggests using lemon juice (which has citric acid) to softly brighten your hair.
DIY it: Add eight ounces fresh lemon juice and two ounces aloe juice to spray bottle; shake. Mist on dry hair; sit in direct sun up to one hour. Repeat daily, up to five days.
Summer Nails Colors Ideas Cute Polish
Enhance your tan with sunset-inspired nails.
To boost your bronze, celebrity manicurist Jackie Saulsbery recommends a manicure inspired by a summer sunset! “Orange has a citrusy brightness that makes a tan look amaz- ing, while fuchsia makes bronzed skin glow,” she notes. Can’t decide? Wear one shade on your fingers and one on your toes!
Portions of this piece were originally printed in Woman's World with additional online reporting done by Melanie Aman. See more of our best product recommendations.
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