That means prepping the skin and hair, trying out new recipes and switching up your wardrobe and everyday make-up look.
Get the glow
So if like us, you are feeling rather pale, the start of summer calls for a full-body pamper session. It’s time to exfoliate the skin, moisturise and get some colour! While you can exfoliate at home using a high-street product, the turn of season can be used as an excuse to treat yourself and book a body treatment. Booking a body scrub session is an all-over exfoliation, using a soothing lotion mixed with sand, sugar, coffee beans or seeds to remove any dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
If you are attending any events this summer, like a festival, a wedding or a BBQ, you may treat yourself further by booking in a tanning treatment. This is a great way to add colour to your skin, without the risk of sitting in the sun too long. Cost of the sessions will vary, so it is best to discuss this with the beautician, as well as explaining the level of colour you want.
Hair shake up
When was the last time you booked a hair appointment? Here at Beauty Resource, we have shamefully been putting it off for the past few months, but a trim is necessary. After the colder months, our hair needs a bit of help. Book yourself a hair appointment to trim the ends of your hair for an instant boost of volume and shine. If you want a change, now is the time to do it – why not try highlights or going a darker shade?
We like to try and avoid heat styling products on our hair during the warmer months. The warmer weather can already leave our hair feeling dry, so after washing, we apply a styling oil (we love Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor for Damaged Hair £9.99) and let it dry naturally. If you want it out of your face, apply a sea salt spray and braid your hair, once it’s dry, you can take them out and embrace the boho waves.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
It is important to stay hydrated during the warmer months, it helps the skin and hair stay in good condition, as well as maintaining regular body functionality. It is recommended we drink six to eight glasses of fluid per day, and while coffee, tea and juices count, water is the cheapest and the purest way to stay hydrated.
If you don’t like water, or find it difficult to drink the recommended daily amount, why not try adding a slice of fresh lemon or some frozen berries? You can stay hydrated through your food choices too, add watermelon, strawberries and cucumbers to your midday snack menu.
Switch-up your make-up
When summer rolls around, we like to have a “spring clean” of our make-up bags. We get rid of anything we haven’t used in the past six months and swap our spring favourites out for more summer-ready products. Our favourite everyday make-up is the natural, feminine look that is the “no make-up make-up”. You can focus on a light base, a delicate shimmer, an elegant blush and a gentle lip colour, looking ready but fresh-faced and youthful.
You can find our favorite “summer ready” products on our latest Budget beauty picks blog.