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Tis the season to brave the elements! Here are a few beauty tips to get you on your way to that perfect summer glow.

Get Sunproof

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The outdoor elements can really do a number on your skin, so it should go without saying that applying sunscreen is a must. From full-body to eye cream, SPF comes in all shapes and sizes. Consider the following guidelines: make sure it’s SPF 30 or above (by 30 the percentage effectiveness is incremental) and look for sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB.

 

Lighten Up

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Photo taken by Gabriela Pinto.

Forgo the thick cream-based makeup for lighter textures to look smooth, casual, and beautiful. With a light, breezy, and most importantly, natural look, you’ll look right at home at the beach. Oil-free lotion, tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and primer should be your summer staples to bring out the best in you.

 

Colorful tints

Photo taken by Courtney Rhodes.

Photo taken by Courtney Rhodes.

Keep your makeup light, but don’t give up a colorful look just yet! Pick up some waterproof eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow to brighten up your face and accentuate your colorful wardrobe. Opt for fresh and bright summer colors like hot pink, teal, orange, yellow, and last but not least, aqua blue.

 

Bronzing Season

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Photo taken by Maria Morri.

Bronzer will give your skin a healthy, radiant sheen and keep you shine-free on even the most humid days. Use a brush to blend away blemishes, hide uneven tan lines, hydrate your skin, and contour your cheeks. Look for bronzers with staying power that will be sure to keep you glowing day and night.

 

Hair Repair

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Photo taken by Eleni Preza.

A season of humidity, sun, and salt water can wreak havoc on your hair but don’t let that get you down! Use hairdryers with a diffuser that will offer faster drying and less heat damage. Hair repair products like leave-in conditioner and hair masks are specially designed to seal in moisture and keep that smooth sheen in your hair.

 

Fresh Summer Spritz

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Photo taken by Nothing Less Than.

Give your regular perfume a break and opt for a refreshing body splash. This summer’s theme is light and a fragrant body mist is just the thing! Go tropical with subtle but seductive fruity, citrusy, or floral scents.

About The Author

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A Hong Kong-native with a penchant for good food and drinks, Kelly Lo has always had a love-hate relationship with fitness. In the past, Kelly has backpacked across a good portion of the Nakasendō trail, gone mountain-biking in New Zealand, and white-water rafting in Australia. Now she dabbles in yoga and kickboxing in her new home, New York City. Kelly enjoys writing about her experiences, as well as promoting the Fitness Luxe mission of health and happiness.