Summer is the time of the year to get a free tan and enjoy brunches with friends and family. Although, this summer may not be the ideal way to spend it, who’s to say that we can’t dress up at home and still have the perfect brunch with our families? Might even give on the reason to dress up and refresh their instagram feed.
Here are some quarantine makeup and hairstyle tips to have the perfectly safe summer at the comfort of your home:
1. BRAIDS KEEPING IT FRESH:
Braiding your hair this summer will be just the perfect hairstyle for any outfit you choose to wear. By braiding your hair you aren’t just protecting your hair from the harsh sun rays but are also saving yourself from the exuberant sweating that’s coming your way. Let’s not forget braids are also a fun activity for mother and daughter to work on each other’s hair. Additionally, braids help avoid tangling of the hair and also keep it out of the face causing any irritation. You can even club braids with buns, but turning the two braids into crowned buns. Or simply just go for messy buns.
2. FLAUNT THAT HAT:
Hats are always in fashion, but summer hats are the once in a year trend. You might not need the hat while inside the house, but when out on the balcony for a midday sun bath or some tans, hats can really help with protecting your face. Protecting the facial skin from the direct rays of the sun is just as important as wearing sunscreen no matter where you may be. You have so many different types of hats, but the one that is loved by many is the big straw hat.
3. DON’T FORGET SUNSCREEN:
Sunscreen is one of the most important parts of the makeup or skincare routine. There’s a myth that you need not wear sunscreen if you do not step out of the house or that you only need it during summer. This is false. You need sunscreen all 365 days of the year whether you are inside the house, outside the house or if it is summer or winter. All day, everyday sunscreen is a must. The sun is out 365 days, which means it can still harm your skin. The UV rays from the sun are also one of the reasons for skin diseases and skin cancer. So, it is a must to wear sunscreen no matter what.
4. LET’S GO NATURAL:
Summer makeup is one that keeps the women on their feet. Experimenting with pastel colours, summer accessories like pearls and stones, and the different nude shades to match the eyelook. But this summer, why not go a bit more natural? Applying heavy makeup during summer can be very irritating as the makeup is going to melt off, leaving residues and a sticky feel on the skin. So this summer, keep it low and natural. Avoid heavy foundation and alternate it with lightweight foundations or BB creams. Eyelook with just one shade of pastel that is topped with a simple winged liner and nude lipstick or even just a lip balm will make the look subtle and lively.
5. LUSCIOUS LASHES:
Eyelashes enhance the eyelook. Keep it looking fresh and happening, and choosing the right mascara for your lashes is the ultimate make or break of the entire look. If you have small lashes, go for formulas that make the lashes longer and thicker and if you are someone with long and thick lashes, use a formula that brushes them even without making it look overdone or fake. It is best to use waterproof mascara when during summer as you may want to get into water or you sweat making it smudge. Fake lashes are definitely a no-no as the adhesive used may not be the right ones for water and are more likely to fall off.
6. ROSY LIPS AND BLUSHING CHEEKS:
When it comes to lips, we want the best of the best, and it definitely defines the makeup look one is trying to achieve. No matter which lip product you plan on using, makeup sure that the formula consists of SPF so your lips stay protected as well as hydrated. Now, when we talk about blush, there are two types of people,ones who don’t like too much blush and the other, who go over the top with it. For summer, it works either way. Using blush, will give that flushing gorgeous cheeks whereas, using a simple amount of blush will make it look all the more natural. To achieve a simple, natural and yet a rosy cheek, it is recommended to use a cream blush as the pigmentation may not be as much and can also be developed to the preferred pigmentation.
7. HIGHLIGHT AND SET:
Highlighter is the final touch of every makeup look. It highlights the high points of the face giving it a definition. To highlight the natural look that you are aiming for, make sure to use a liquid highlighter as the outcome is natural and does not flash as much. To keep your makeup intact, it is best use a setting spray so even sweat cannot melt your efforts away.
8. BACK TO SKINCARE:
At the end of the day, it is crucial to have the makeup removed completely from the skin. This means, you need to understand your skin and it’s requirements. Post identifying your skin type, it is important to choose the right skincare products that will help hydrate and keep your skin healthy. It is also important to choose an effective makeup remover that doesn’t leave residues in the pores of the skin.
Summer 2021, will definitely be the one to remember, as we spend time with our loved ones without compromising on their safety. Some of the above tips are not limited to just the summer season, it is important to keep in mind that the facial skin ages faster and also is the most sensitive part of our body. So make sure that you make it a habit to keep the skincare routine in check.