Gone are the days of snowy and cosy evenings by the fire with a cup of coffee in your hand. Gone are the days where you could get along the day with a head full of open hair. Summer is already here and we are already panicking about the heat and the sweat that comes along with it. Summers are supposed to be fun getting tan in a beach, but trust me it is not such a pleasant situation in our half of the world. With the advancing summers it is time to put on those sunglasses along with a thick layer of sunscreen. Shortcuts make life easier and hacks are the most wonderful way to jazz up your life and the world a better place to live in. The internet is filled with weird beauty hacks, but not all of them work well. With the harsh summers coming our way we also need some solid life hacks that will make sure that you knock off the sun every time. In this article we will be talking about 9 life and beauty hacks for women that are proven to be the holy grails of plenty of women across the globe.
#1 Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is an amazing soother if you have sun-burnt skin; there are days that you just forget to put on your sunscreen lotions and come home with a sun burn. Always remember that you can treat sun burns if you act quickly so drop some aloe vera gel in your ice cube trays and freeze it. Rub the aloe ice cubes on affected areas and let it dry, you can use both store bought and homemade aloe gel for this hack.
#2 Baking powder
Oily hair is one of the most pre dominant problems that women face, the hot and humid summers helps in sebum and oil formation in your scalps and can give you a greasy hair just the next day. It is not possible to wash your hair every single day and if you don’t want to splurge on a dry shampoo here is what you can do, take some baking powder and sprinkle it on your scalp and brush through. Baking powder will soak up the grease from your hair and will leave your scalp minty fresh.
#3 Apple cider vinegar
If you are a beach person this hack will save your life. Sun affects their sun but what many women don’t know is that it affects the hair too. If you have coloured or bleached your hair long exposures to sun might take away the vibrancy of them. Every time you wash your hair sprinkle on some apple cider vinegar on your hair and rinse off.
#4 Bugs & mosquitoes
Bugs and mosquitoes are probably the most annoying thing for summers, store bought bug repellents can be toxic and not suit you so DIY it. Mix one-forth cup of stearic acid with coconut oil and bees wax. Melt all the ingredients together and drop in 10 drops of each of citronella and eucalyptus essential oil, add baking soda and a table spoon of almond oil. This easy DIY will make your life much easier in the summers.
#5 Coconut oil
Summer is a time for the most frizzy hair situations and adding coconut oil to your hair regime will drastically improve the situation of your hair. Heat some coconut oil and massage it all over your scalp and leave on for at least 2 hours, then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Coconut oil is not very heavy oil so it can be used even by oily hair beauties.
#6 Makeup setting spray
During the summers your makeup can have a melt down and leave you with panda eyes, to prevent that situation use a makeup setting spray. Mix half a cup of witch-hazel with a couple of teaspoon of aloe vera gel, mix the mixture into distilled water and spray on.
#7 Tan lines
In summers you can get some weird tan lines and they might show up the minute you put on some lotion. Take some self tanner on a sponge and dab it in the areas where you have white lines; make sure that you blend that self tanner well in your skin or you may end up with streaks.
#8 Streaky sun lines
You can get streaky sun lines by wearing your favourite strappy out into the sun. Instead of visiting a salon take a potato, cut it in half and sprinkle on some sea salt. Rub the half cut potato on your feet in circular motions.
Summer is a time where dandruff growth is at its maximum. Massage Greek yogurt mixed in with a couple of tea spoons of olive oil. This home remedy will also benefit you if you have itchy scalp during summers.