Summer is nearly here, and with it will hopefully come lots of lovely sunshine. The sun can be great for our skin, and everyone wants to get out in the sun for a while to get a nice, natural color. But you can have too much of a good thing.

We have some great summertime beauty ideas that won’t break the bank, and help you get the beauty glow you are looking for this year. With these simple DIY beauty ideas, anyone can stay beautiful this summer.

Make a Skincare Travel Kit

Summer days, and nights, are normally event filled and action packed, so having a small skincare kit to take with you is a good idea for the summer months.

Re-use some old small containers or bottles to decant a small amount of sunscreen, moisturizer and cleanser or toner to take with you when you’re out and about. You’ll be able to give your skin the extra attention it needs when the sun is at its hottest.

Plan a DIY Spa Night

You may think spa days are special, but a stay-at-home spa night can be something spectacular with the right planning and preparation.

Cool summer evenings at home are relaxing by themselves, but add some pampering and selfcare with your favorite products and you’re taking them to the next level. Luxuriate and soak in a nice, cool bath for a good half hour, and follow up with some skincare.

Add Aloe Vera to Your Skincare Regimen

During the summer you should take some extra steps to protect your skin from the sun, like using sunscreen for instance. Aloe Vera is a great ingredient to add to your skincare regimen, as it helps your skin recover from sun damage, and soothes and replenishes dried or burned skin.

It isn’t just good for skin during summer, you can use aloe vera for acne or as a moisturizer, and it is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. It has natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat damaged, dry, and blemished skin quickly and effectively.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

In the summer months, when the sun is high in the sky, you are going to get hotter. This on its own requires you to up your water intake, but add in some extra perspiration and you definitely need to pay extra attention to the amount of water you drink.

Try a water regimen this summer, to help keep you hydrated and help give your skin a more natural glow. Water intake is very important for healthier skin, think of it like moisturizing your whole body. Set yourself water goals for the day, and look for an app to help you to remember to hydrate regularly. 

Get Juicy This Summer

Speaking of using hydration to help maintain your beauty, think about juicing too. You can use juices to get your body all kinds of vital vitamins and nutrients. Juicing is simple, and a great way to get more fresh fruits, greens, and vegetables into your diet.

In the summer your skin gets stressed by the excess heat and the drying effect your sun has on your skin. Antioxidants help prevent drying and damage to the skin, but in the summer creams and moisturizers alone are not enough. You can use juices to give yourself a boost of antioxidants, as well as vitamin C, and tailor a juice boost to suit your skin in the summer. Stay beautiful, and refreshed!

The key to summer beauty is healthy skin, and a healthy attitude. Sun protection and hydration are not just recommended, they are mandatory. You can get a nice natural color to your skin with some sunshine, but don’t let yourself bake, fry or crisp. A little sun, a lot of liquid and some adequate skincare and protection is all your beauty needs to shine this summer.