The summer season can be a difficult and trying time for your hair skin and hair. Constant exposure to harsh sun rays, coupled with the rise in humidity, can make your skin swallow and dull and leave your hair looking greasy and limp.
While this can be a complete bummer, you don’t need to give up hope just yet. Why, you ask? Well, your friends at BeBe have got a few summer beauty hacks to help you sail through these summer months with ease! Here’s a list of five simple yet highly effective beauty tips and tricks to keep your skin and hair in top-notch condition during the harsh and humid summers.
- 01. Aloe gel, FTW
- 02. Use an old t-shirt to dry hair
- 03. Dry shampoo to the rescue
- 04. Baby powder to prevent chafing
- 05. Use SPF-infused makeup
01. Aloe gel, FTW
Aloe vera gel is called a miracle beauty ingredient for a reason. It not only helps hydrate overly dry and damaged skin, but the soothing properties of this gel calm sunburn and irritation. Remember to apply this gel on your face and the exposed parts of your body immediately after coming home from the sun to mitigate the effects of sun damage.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
02. Use an old t-shirt to dry hair
The sudden rise in humidity can make your hair dry and frizzy. But an easy way to avoid this problem is by changing the way you dry your hair. Instead of rubbing and wrapping your hair in a towel, simply squeeze out the excess water and plop your hair in an old cotton t-shirt. This will prevent your hair from becoming overly dry and thereby prevents frizz.
03. Dry shampoo to the rescue
Even though your hair and scalp feel a lot greasier than usual during the summers, resist the temptation to wash your hair every day. This will only end up over-drying your hair and increase frizz. Instead, apply a generous amount of dry shampoo over your scalp right before going to bed. All the tossing and turning will work the product into your scalp, soak up excess oil and deliver bouncy, fresh locks the following day.
BB picks: Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo
04. Baby powder to prevent chafing
If there’s one common summer problem that most women completely hate, it has to be chafing simply b04. Baby powder to prevent chafingecause of how painful it can get. Simply dust some baby powder on those areas where you tend to chafe — this will help reduce friction, prevent chafing and keep your skin soft and supple.
05. Use SPF-infused makeup
During summers, it is essential to protect your skin from sun damage as much as possible. So, apart from applying (and reapplying) a broad-spectrum sunscreen, we highly recommend investing in a few SPF-infused makeup products too. Doing so gives your skin an extra layer of protection against UV damage, and honestly, who wouldn’t want that?
BB picks: Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40 Pa+++ Compact
Written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 06, 2021
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!