2024 Summer Beauty Hacks: 20 Simple Tips With Amazing Results

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Summer is there, and it’s time to be outside. Let’s get updated on some of the trending hacks to stay on top of your beauty routine.

Does the idea of seamless makeup and skin care feel far-fetched? Do you struggle with establishing the proper skincare routine or finding the perfect products to keep you looking polished all day? Let’s discuss simple tips that give amazing results this summer. 

1. Exfoliate Regularly

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Regularly exfoliating your skin can help you achieve radiant, glowing skin. Modern exfoliation methods, such as chemical exfoliants, make attaining clearer skin at home easier. AHA and BHA are the most popular options in the beauty industry.

To rejuvenate the skin, use a few drops of the recommended exfoliant twice a week. This article by the American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests that chemical peels will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, give you an even skin tone, brighten your complexion, and smooth your skin. 

2. Teeth Whitening at Home

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An easier way to achieve a dazzling white smile is to have regular dental visits. However, you can still achieve great results at home with the help of whitening kits, trays, and gels.

You can get some whitening strips and utilize them twice or thrice a year to keep your teeth looking white all year round. According to this article by Havard Health, you can whiten your teeth from home; however, getting a recommendation from your dentist is essential.

3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

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Your skin is prone to drying out when temperatures hit high, hence the need to moisturize often. According to a study by Harvard Health, the sun’s heat can dry out unprotected skin and deplete natural oils. Therefore, moisturize your skin often in the summer to keep it supple.

4. Never Forget a Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is an essential product that keeps your skin safe from UV rays. While sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is recommended, getting one that shields against UVA and UVB rays is advisable. 

Going for sunscreen with higher SPF levels is also essential, especially if you plan to be outdoors more. Additionally, if you have a beach vacation and plan to spend lots of time in the water, get water-resistant sunscreen.

This publication by the American Academy of Dermatology Association advises that sunscreen should be broad spectrum, over 30 SPF, and water resistant to provide optimal sun protection.

5. Add Retinol to Your Skincare Routine

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Hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration are heightened in the summer, especially if you do not hydrate enough or use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Retinol helps to reduce this with consistent use. This article published by Pubmed highlights that retinol is a viable product to add to your skincare routine if you struggle with skin discoloration, wrinkles, and roughness.

Once you start using retinol, ensure you moisturize your skin and always wear sunscreen during the day.

6. Mask All the Way

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Hair and skin may endure lots of damage during summer. An effortless way to ensure you retain their shine and repair the incurred damage is to mask at least once a week.

Your skin and hair type will determine the mask you’ll incorporate into your routine. Pay attention to your hair and skin concerns to get a mask that meets those needs.

7. Hydrate

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Nutritionists, doctors, and wellness professionals encourage drinking lots of water, especially in the summer. Regular hydration enables smooth metabolic movements and keeps hair shining and skin supple.

An article by the Havard Medical School highlights the importance of increasing water intake as temperatures rise. The idea is not to drown your cells in water but to ensure you have enough to keep all your organs in good shape.

8. Lip Oils All-Day

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Chapped, cracked lips are a turnoff, and to add salt to injury, they are painful. They don’t look flattering with lipstick, gloss, or anything else you slather on them.

Use hydrating lip oils and balms to keep them looking luscious and beautiful. Also, scrub your lips when you brush your teeth in the morning and evening to get rid of dead skin.

9. Don’t Forget the Eye Cream

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Years of sun exposure and dehydration result in dark patches and fine lines around the eyes. The good thing is that eye creams have rich, active ingredients that can help reverse these. And to keep these effects from happening, don’t forget your eye cream throughout summer. 

According to the presentation by the University of Toledo presentation, eye creams such as caffeine-infused ones have been proven to reverse these effects. So, if you have dark eye circles, add one of these to your routine. 

10. Brow Gel for a Polished Look

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Eyebrows can make or break your makeup look depending on what you use on them. The good thing is that you can get a brow gel that matches your brows and do them at home. Brow gel reduces your makeup time by half and helps them stay laid and intact all day, even if you have oily skin

11. Introduce Micellar Water

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Micellar water has become the holy grail of makeup removal. It is a liquid solution consisting of water, soap, oil, and a hydrant, usually glycerine. Micellar water disintegrates makeup, making it easy to wipe off your skin. It is also essential when you need to reapply your sunscreen in the summer.

Just use a little on a cotton swab and wipe off sweat and oil before sunscreen; perfect for on-the-go!

12. Lining Your Lips Before Lipstick

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Lining your lips gives the illusion of fuller lips, even if you have super small ones. The idea is to plump your lips by overdrawing along the lip line.

A point to note, though – you need a lip liner that matches your skin tone or is closer to your lipstick shade. You might need to get several to rock your lips in color this summer. 

13. Concealer for a Neater Lip Look

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Concealer works not only for the under-eye but also to clean any mishaps with your lipstick applications, especially matte ones.

To do that perfectly, take your concealer brush and clean around your lips’ edges to eliminate any excess lipstick that may have been unintentionally overlined. This technique instantly gives you a sharp, crisp, appealing look. 

14. Don’t Skip Your Matte Primer

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Primer is a vital component in makeup, as it keeps your makeup intact. In the summer especially, matte primers can come in handy to keep that shiny, oily look at bay. Be sure to blot some powder before your foundation for a matte look. 

15. Bun up the Hair

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With the sun shining bright and temperatures soaring as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit, you might want to hold your hair up in a bun, which is stylish, too! You can tie the hair in a messy bun or ponytail and accessorize it with ribbons, claw clips, or headbands to spruce up the bun. 

16. Hair Oil Perfumes

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Sweating is inevitable during summer, and it also applies to your scalp. You can keep your scalp and hair smelling fresh with hair oil perfumes.

Apply a generous amount of your favorite hair oil perfume on your scalp and hair before you leave the house to keep it smelling fresh all day. If you do not have this, add your favorite perfume to your hair oil and apply it to the scalp. 

17. Translucent Powder Mascara Hack

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You can use translucent powder to get fuller eyelashes without installing eyelash extensions. Apply a coat of mascara, and before it dries, dab some translucent makeup dust on the lashes and allow it to set. Apply a second coat of mascara to create that crisp look once the first coat is dry, and you’re good to go.

18. Heat Protectant Oils

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Hair protectant oils provide a barrier between the hair and your heat-styling tool to prevent extensive heat damage, especially to weaker strands. Prolonged use of flat irons and other hair-straightening devices will damage your hair strands, hence the need for heat protectants. 

Coupled with the sun’s heat, the possibility of damaging your hair from consistent exposure to heat is high. Get a heat protectant spray or use oils resistant to high heat to keep your hair safe from heat damage. 

19. Keep Blotting Papers Nearby

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If you have an oily face, you are prone to sweating, and the excess oil can easily ruin your makeup. Keep a pack of blotting papers in your purse and dab on your oily zones to keep your makeup intact.

20. Old-School Facial Massage

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There are several ways to enjoy facial massages, the most common being using a Guasha, getting lymphatic facial massages, and using Shiatsu and Kobido. Consider including a facial massage for that radiant, healthy summer glow, depending on what’s easier for you. According to the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, facial massages have benefits such as blood circulation, reducing inflammation, and enhancing skin elasticity.

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