When the summer sun finally pokes out, its rays beat down, demanding attention. While you may be ready to play outdoors, your body and hygiene routines might still be stuck in hibernation. The heat, sweat, and sun warrant at least a few changes in how you take care of your skin, hair, and even clothes!
Lose the tight bun.
Your hair will already be sensitive from sun and heat exposure, making it easy to tear and break. Avoid constricting ponytails and buns, opting for a loose braid instead.
Pass on the baby oil and pick out a natural oil to rub on your skin and hair. Using avocado, almond, jojoba, argan, or coconut oil will create a protective layer that limits chlorine absorption.
Use sunscreen everywhere.
Common sense says to load up on sunscreen for your skin, but your hair needs some attention, too. While you can add protein mixes or other products to damaged hair, prevention is the only way to truly have healthy hair.
Find the right sunscreen.
If you’re prone to breakouts, look for a non-comedogenic sunscreen that’s made to leave your pores unclogged. Sunscreens with zinc titanium can also dry your skin out a bit, making it a good fit for oily skin.
Heat means sweat which means dehydration. Keep a bottle near you that’s half filled with water and half filled with citrus juice. Add a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of honey and you’ll be happily hydrated.
Treat your swimsuit right.
Whether you’ve splurged on a designer onesie or are returning to your trusty bikini, the way you wash your suit matters. As soon as you get back, toss it in cold water and add a cap of detergent or vinegar. Soak it for half an hour, rinse, and pat it dry with a towel.
Don’t neglect your bras.
You’re sure to be sweating more in summer temperatures, especially in the middle of a workout. Use Soak Wash to keep your ENELL bra fresh and lasting longer. If you’re sick of hand washing your swimsuits this summer, you can machine wash your bras with Soak.