Fashion & Beauty
Beat the Heat: How to Protect Your Hair & Skin from the Summer Sun
Summer is in full swing and your schedule is undoubtedly packed with weddings every weekend, vacation plans, and maybe even your own mini-moon. With so much going on, it’s easy to overlook some of the things you might think are minor but are very important to your health. Like sunscreen.
Summer is in full swing and your schedule is undoubtedly packed with weddings every weekend, vacation plans, and maybe even your own mini-moon.
With so much going on, it’s easy to overlook some of the things you might think are minor but are very important to your health. Like sunscreen.
Slathering on some SPF every single day is absolutely necessary – especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outside or on your honeymoon! Luckily, these lightweight sunscreens are great for daily use and can even be worn under your wedding day makeup. Find your favorite and then get up and get outside!
Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Flued Veil Face Sunscreen SPF 30: Sun protection plus smooth, soft skin. Sign us up! This ultra-lightweight fluid provides deep nourishment and a weightless, luminous finish that is perfect for wearing all year long. Apply it under your makeup for broad-spectrum UV coverage that will last all day long. (Find it here for $35)
Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50: Great for sensitive skin and affordable, this liquid sunscreen provides an even, non-shiny finish that looks great on every skin type. It is both sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes so put some on before that morning run or before snorkeling with your new husband on your summer getaway. (Find it here for $12)
Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50: If you’re looking for your new beauty obsession, we’ve just found it. This innovative three-in-one mist helps set your makeup, controls oil and shine, and defends your skin against those nasty UV rays. It’s no secret that this product is a unique formula that will keep you protected throughout the day without ruining your makeup. As a bonus, the scent of rosemary and mint will give you a little boost every time you reapply. (Find it here for $28)
Now that we’ve got your skin covered, let’s not forget about those gorgeous locks. Just like your skin, the sun can do some major damage to your hair. Here are 5 hairstyles to protect your scalp from the sun.
Half Top Knot: A new trending style seen on celebrities everywhere, this hairstyle is easy and effortless. Pull half the hair away from your face and tie it in a baby knot to keep you cooler on hot days.
Top Knot: Can’t stand to wear your hair down when it’s pushing 90 degrees? Tie it up on the top of your head! For a little extra twist, create a small braid and place it around the base of your bun.
Waterfall Braid: We. Love. Braids. Especially during the summer time. They are a great way to save your scalp and protect your hair from being over exposed to the summer sun.
Low Scarf Bun: The low ballerina bun has been overlooked lately. Spice it up with a fun headband or scarf for a little extra summer style.
Headband Scarf: Another great way to protect your scalp from the sun is to cover it up! Hats are great but, summer scarves add a little extra flair to your daily style. Tie up your hair in a high bun and channel a vintage look with a double knotted scarf.
P.S. Using this Aveda Protective Hair Veil ($28) will help protect your scalp from harmful sun damage with a few spritzes of this along your scalp and hairline.