Can we just talk about the weather for a moment here?
With last week reaching a high of almost 30 degrees C, it may still be technically spring, but it sure does feel a lot like summer. Summer to me is all about lots of sun, beachy waves, and showing a lot of skin. With all that comes the need to keep everything protected and nice and clean. I blogged recently about the importance of sunscreen, but I have to admit, I don’t wear the stuff everyday. Luckily though, now that the weather is so nice, I’ve been reaching for some products that contain an SPF so I don’t even have to think about it.
I changed up my day moisturizer lately to Olay’s newest one, the Luminous Brightening & Protecting Lotion SPF 30, which helps to prevent early signs of aging and brighten skin. They say that sun damage is the number-one cause of skin aging, so having an SPF in your face moisturizer is uber important. This formula is lightweight, fast-absorbing and non-greasy, making it perfect as a base for the rest of your makeup.
With summer also comes trips to the beach or pool. If you’re like me, you have to have a shower as soon as you get home from these day adventures. The Olay Fresh Outlast Purifying Birchwater & Lavender Body Wash is formulated to work with skin’s natural pH to help unclog pores from sweat and chlorine, as well as to combat dryness. Pair the body wash with the Gillette Venus Swirl to stay hair-free this summer. The four-way movement of Flexible technology covers every curve and contour to get every hair on your legs, armpits, or wherever else you’re using the razor.
For the hair, humidity has the tendency to cause hair to frizz up. Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky shampoo and conditioner isn’t just for dandruff! This three-action formula cleanses, protects and moisturizes the scalp, creating a stronger foundation for resilient, beautiful hair with less breakage.
Once out of the shower, braid your hair for the most perfect beachy waves when dry. Before you do so though, first apply the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Curl Defining Mousse for long-lasting control against frizz and to protect hair from humidity with a flexible hold and non-sticky feel. Once those waves are set and you take out the braids, add a little dry shampoo, like the Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Cucumber and Green Tea Dry Shampoo, which revitalizes hair with natural tapioca and smells amazing.
Finally, since hot weather means sweating, keep that body odour in check with the Secret Fresh Clear Gel in Ooh La Lavender, which delivers long-lasting fragrance benefits throughout the day. The clear gel formula also takes care of those annoying white deodorant marks on black clothing.
Whether it be smelling fresh or keeping frizzy hair in check, there are so many products out there for summer that will keep you looking your best. Now excuse me while I go catch some rays… 😉
What are your favourite beauty items for summer?
Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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