It’s that time of year again—summer! While some people wait patiently for the warmer temperatures, there are just as many people who fear the heat. Regardless of what end of the spectrum you fall on, we’ve got you covered. Whether you love it or hate it, here are a few tips to help you survive the summer season.
Ditch your razor and hot wax by investing in a package of laser hair removal treatments that’ll leave you prepared for anything this summer. Diode laser technology treatments are ultra-fast so sessions are easy to fit into your schedule. Keep in mind that you’ll need multiple treatments to get the best results, so you’ll want to start sooner than later.
If you’re planning to spend a lot of time at the pool or on the beach, your hair will likely take a bit of a hit, drying out with all the chlorine, salt water, and sun. Bring it back to life with a moisturizing hair mask. Blend one ripe avocado, a tablespoon of honey, one egg, and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply the mixture from the middle of your strands all the way down to the tips. Cover your head with a shower cap for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Worried about not being able to hide your “problem areas” behind bulky clothes and jackets anymore? You may be the perfect candidate for non-surgical body shaping treatments. They use energy, like radio frequency, to deliver heat below the skin’s surface. This causes a thermal reaction in the tissue, which in turn breaks down fat cells and boosts collagen production, resulting in a slimmer, smoother silhouette. This comfortable treatment also works to reduce cellulite and requires no time.
It’s hard to look fresh-faced in the heat when your makeup is melting off, which is why now is the perfect time to change up your beauty routine. For starters, swap your heavy foundation and powder for a lighter, sheerer BB cream—if it doesn’t contain SPF, mix some in before applying. Then trade your powder blush for a creamy one, your dark lipstick for a tinted lip balm (with SPF would be ideal), and your dark smoky eye shadows for shimmery shades of gold.
While this is something you should be doing all year round, it’s especially important in the summer, because you’re more likely to lose hydration through sweating. This can affect more than just your health—it’s bad for your skin, too. Dry, dehydrated skin is more prone to dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Women should aim for about nine cups of fluid a day, while men should aim for closer to 12.
If you’re conscious of showing your stretch marks in a bathing suit, consider a series of non-surgical skin resurfacing treatments that use energy, such as radio frequency, to improve skin texture. These treatments use tiny pins to deliver therapeutic heat below the skin’s surface to repair skin damage and improve the appearance of textural issues like stretch marks.
To learn more about aesthetic treatments, start by locating a certified provider in your area: