Protect Yourself This Summer | The Student Pocket Guide
by Sage Fitzpatrick

Summer time. Days spent relaxing on the beach, picnics in the park and Wimbledon. But in your rush to get outside, your beauty regime may falter or cease to exist. Here are a few beauty tips you should not forget; in ten years time you’ll be thanking me…

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This first beauty tip to remember during the summer is one of the most important. Protect your skin. You’ve probably heard this already, stay out of the sun when it’s at its highest, cover up and re-apply sun cream regularly. They are all very important points, but the first two, I’ll admit are a little unfeasible for those wanting to get a tan and enjoy their time outdoors. So if you are out in the sun all day take note of the last point made. Re-apply sun cream regularly. To protect your skin from UV rays a sun cream with a SPF of 30 or higher is best. You should apply before going outside, at regular intervals after that, and after swimming too. This will keep your skin protected, eradicating the risk of potentially spending the next three days unable to sit down and whimpering at the slightest touch.

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You may also want to avoid any excess heat styling of your hair throughout the summer months. Your hair is not immune to the consequences of sun exposure. It can become damaged just as easily as your skin or lips can. Your hair colour can become faded, split ends may appear and your hair could become dry and brittle. So why not try letting your hair dry naturally or leaving the curling iron tucked safely away? But if you really can’t go without straightening or curling your hair, just make sure you protect your hair with heat protection products or apply a hair mask every few weeks to help keep your hair at it’s best.

Moisturising is another beauty tip you should pay attention to. But this task should be completed all year round, not just in the summer. In particular moisturising your face can keep it looking and feeling good. But make sure you own the right type of moisturiser. If the product is too light your skin may become dehydrated. But if the face cream is too rich and heavy your skin will become greasy and you may start to experience breakouts.

Finally keep hydrated. This is also a very important tip to consider during the hot summer months. It has been recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep hydrated. Drinking too little will lead to dehydration. But not only is drinking plenty of water good for your health, it is great for your skin and hair.