Dove Summer beauty tips

Summer beauty tips

There’s something so exciting about summer: the sun, the holidays, the right to eat ice cream multiple times a day if we choose – it’s a magical season. And although it can be great for beauty, it presents new challenges for our beauty routines, too: namely, heat and humidity. But as long as you’re prepared, they won’t stand in the way of you getting that summer glow. Just follow our tricks for your most beautiful summer yet.

  • 1

    Tan safely.

    If you love a summer tan, it’s important to remember that our skin doesn’t like UV rays, so go for the healthier option. A self-tanner  will nourish and care for your skin while giving you the glow you’re after safely

  • 2

    Go waterproof.

    Whether it’s from the sweltering heat, all those outdoor games or the swimming pool, make-up has a habit of melting away in the summer. Give your favourite beauty products a waterproof makeover so they stay put as long as you want them to 

  • 3

    Be bold.

    If there’s ever a time for bright colours, it’s now. Save your foundation and matte skin for winter and take the plunge into something more adventurous – if ever the time was right for electric blue eyeliner, this is it

  • 4

    Take care of your skin.

    If summer means frequent hair removal to you, make sure you take care of your skin to prevent any sensitivity. Use conditioner as a shaving cream (it gives you a thin, smooth surface that your razor will glide over beautifully) and always moisturise afterwards – that goes for your underarms, too

  • 5

    Pamper yourself.

    Warmer weather means baring more skin, so make sure you prepare with some serious pampering. Exfoliate to remove any old skin cells from winter and smooth on something indulgent like a body oil to leave skin radiant 

  • 6

    Moisturise lips too.

    Bold lipstick is perfect for winter but if you prefer a more natural look in the summer, opt for lightweight, tinted lip balms. They’re more moisturising than lipstick, so you can care for your skin in the heat while still looking and feeling fabulous