Summer might be quite a few months away, but it’s never too early to start preparing for it. Whether you’ve booked a vacation in a hot and sunny destination or plan on relaxing at home all summer, you will need to stock up on the essential beauty accessories.
Beauty accessories will keep you looking fresh and glowing during summer whilst also protecting your skin from sun damage. Below, we’ve covered six important beauty items and accessories to purchase in time for a hot summer season.
Whether you’ve heard the terms sunblock, sunscreen, or suncream, they’re all interchangeable. Some sort of sun-blocking cream or lotion is a must-have for summer, especially if you live or are travelling somewhere that is hot and sunny.
Go for a sun cream that contains a broad-spectrum SPF, meaning it protects your skin from the two main types of damaging ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB. If you plan on going swimming during the summer months, choose a cream that is water-resistant and suitable for both your face and body.
Although not necessarily an essential beauty item, perfume is a great summer accessory to keep in your beach bag. It keeps you smelling great and feeling confident.
Choose a beach-scented perfume, or go for a spray with a traditional scent, such as vanilla or strawberry. Find whichever scent makes you feel happy, motivated, and in the mood for a great summer.
We can’t forget to give an honourable mention to sunglasses when we’re speaking about essential summer accessories. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the glaring sun and keep the skin around it safe from UVA and UVB rays. They also act as a fashion accessory, enhancing your outfit and adding to your summer aesthetic.
You’ll need somewhere to store all of your summer accessories. Find a beach tote bag that is large enough to fit all of your essential items without being too bulky. Ideally, your chosen beach bag should be waterproof so you can take it to the beach or poolside without any worries.
A stylish wide-brimmed hat will enhance your summer outfits and also protect your head, neck, and eyes from the sun. It’s an ideal accessory to keep you safe while you’re on vacation.
See if you can find a hat with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) for added protection from the sun’s harmful rays so you can enjoy a safe and relaxing summer.
if you’re somebody who enjoys a dip in the pool during the warmer summer months, consider investing in some waterproof mascara and foundation. This way, you can feel confident and comfortable in the water, knowing your makeup won’t run if your face gets wet.
You can find water-resistant makeup at your local drugstore or online. Usually, it doesn’t cost any more money than non-waterproof alternatives, so it’s the perfect choice for summer swimming.
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