No matter how the strong the summer heat is, how salty the water is in the sea and how sandy the beaches are, every girl wants to stay looking all pretty, fresh and hydrated. To achieve a perfect summer look without spending a penny, follow these 7 surprising beauty hacks you’ve never heard before.
1. Minimize Pores
In the summertime, due to the heat, our pores become wider and more visible helping the dirt, foundation and other creams penetrate deep through into your skin. Sounds disgusting, huh. To minimize the pores, use tonics and scrubs that have salicylic acid (kills harmful bacteria) and menthol (has a cooling effect) in them. You also can make a DIY pore-minimizing mask to redouble the effect. Take one egg white at room temperature, beat it io a foam and add 1 tsp of lemon juice. Keep this mixture on your face for 15 minutes, then wash it off with cold water. You are good to go!
2. Quick Nail Drying Technique
No one can be bothered to wait for hours until their nails are completely dry. Especially during summer when all you think about is getting out of the house and enjoying summertime activities. To make things easier for you, put your nail polish in a fridge for a couple of hours before you apply it. Believe it or not, it lays more smoothly when chilled. If you are in a rush to get to the beach on time or you are running late for your date, dip your freshly painted nails into a bowl with cold water for three minutes. It’s magic, but it works.
3. DIY Remedy For An Itchy Scalp
After spending time on the beach and swimming in salt water, not only your hair gets damaged and becomes dry, frizzy and brittle, but your scalp suffers from all the sun and sea salt too. Since the skin dries and peel, you can experience discomfort and itchiness. To help soothe the skin, use a mixture of one aspirin tablet dissolved in a glass of warm water, and 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt or any type of sour cream. Massage the mixture into the skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with your regular shampoo afterward.
4. Get Silky Soft Feet
Who likes some dry cracked skin on their feet? No, ma’am. Here is a tip on how to make a DIY scrub to remove dead skin and make your feet feel smooth and tender. Cut one raw potato in half, take one slice and sprinkle it with some sea salt. Rub both feet and heels with it for 5 minutes, then rinse them with water and apply a moisturizing cream to nourish the skin. Use it weekly.
5. Extend Your Summer Tan
The first and most important rule to make your tan last longer is to use moisturize your skin at least twice a day. Dry tanned skin tends to peel off quickly. Use moisturizing creams and lotions with vitamin E, which helps slow down skin aging, as well as with cocoa butter, jojoba, and olive oils, which obtain a soothing effect.
To help extend your tan from the inside, consume foods that are high in vitamins A and C. These include carrots, eggs, butter, apricots, and melon. Moreover, a mixture of tomatoes, 1 tsp of olive oil and whipped egg whites applied to clear skin once a week will extend you tan for a whole month!
6. Fix Self-Tanning Mistakes
If you want to trick everyone around with your glow-y goddess-like fake-tanned body, make sure everything looks smooth and blended. To get rid of any self-tanning mishaps, add a half glass of water to a half glass of lemon juice. Soak a cotton pad in the mixture and wipe your skin. Leave it for 20 minutes and take a quick shower after. The skin will become lighter and the divorces will become less noticeable. To increase the effectiveness of the procedure, take a bath beforehand.
7. Get Rid Of Corns
It’s hot outside and you want to wear strappy sandals, but they end up rubbing your feet and provoking the formation of corns and calluses? Here is the solution for you! Use your normal deodorant to massage your ankles and toes. Antiperspirant deodorants repel moisture thus reducing the friction between your skin and the straps.