Summer is that time of the year when you start feeling like your frizziest, greasiest and most acne-prone self. However, allow us to tell you that you’re not alone! The sweltering weather spares no one and can take a serious toll on the health of our skin and hair; making us look like a total mess.

From sunburn and skin breakouts to chafing and greasy scalp, there is just no end to our summer beauty woes. To combat these problems, here are 5 fool-proof hacks to keep your beauty game going strong all through the season...

Switch to an oil-free sunscreen to prevent breakouts
 

Switch to an oil-free sunscreen to prevent breakouts

Sunscreen is the Holy Grail of your vanity kit, especially in the summers. Stepping out without slathering enough sunscreen can call for some serious skin issues, from sunburn to signs of premature ageing. If you have greasy, sensitive or acne-prone skin, then it’s best you stay away from thick, oily sunscreens as they can worsen your skin texture and cause breakouts. Get your hands on the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 which has a non-oily formula and prevents sun damage concerns such as skin darkening, redness, uneven skin tone, dark spots and fine lines.

Keep frizzy hair at bay with braids
 

Keep frizzy hair at bay with braids

The heat and humidity can turn your hair into a frizzy mess, especially if you have really long hair. Therefore, now is the time to master the art of braid-styling your long tresses. With just a little practice and patience, you are sure to get the hang of braiding in no time. Instead of a single three-strand braid, go for double braids as they’re less likely to become loose and fall on your face.

Prevent chafing by deodorising your thighs
 

Prevent chafing by deodorising your thighs

While it’s too hot for pants, you’re obviously going to sport more of shorts and skirts to beat the heat. But thigh sweat plus skirts equal chafing aka the worst thing ever. To prevent thigh chafing, grab your regular deodorant and spritz some on the side of your thighs. The deodorant will sop up the excess moisture, create a smooth surface and keep you smelling fresh all day.

Use baby powder to degrease your tresses
 

Use baby powder to degrease your tresses

The sweaty weather can lead to a greasy scalp. If you think washing your hair daily will solve the problem, you’re wrong! In fact, over-washing will only strip your hair of its natural oils, and as a result your scalp will produce extra oil to replace what it’s lost. It’s best to shampoo your hair in a gap of three days. To keep your hair looking fresh and grease-free in between washes, reach out for baby powder. Dump a little baby powder on your scalp, gently brush and massage it in until you don’t see white residues anymore. The powder will suck up the oil in your scalp and leave your hair soft and oil-free.

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