[By Tallulah S]

As the hot weather hits with summer descending, it’s not just our wardrobe that require a major overhaul. The heat affects our skincare needs, hair, and even the way we normally apply our makeup. As the temperature soars, nude skin is your best commodity and we aren’t just talking about bare shoulders, a hint of cleavage or mile long legs! Here are 5 easy breezy beauty hacks to get you through those gorgeous yet steamy days of summer, to help you look absolutely flawless no matter how high the temperatures climbs!

Scrub away the listless grub

Summer is synonymous with skin and no matter how much or how little you’re flaunting, as long as it gets scrutinized by the public eye, make sure it’s a pleasing sight. Exfoliation is your best mate for bikini season, as this beauty hack can banish rough spots and patchy uneven skin tone to get you ready to bask in a spot of natural sunlight. Pave the way for immaculate skin this summer and leave no pores un-preened with, CHAI CRYSTAL HEALING Oxygenating Facial Scrub, an exfoliator extraordinaire aimed to uncover your skin’s true inner brilliance in a New York minute. The closest home experience you can get to a professional skin polishing Microdermabrasion therapy at any upscale spa downtown, this is an insider’s secret of doctor-inspired, and scientifically formulated skincare gem favored by those in the know. A dual-phasic mask+scrub combo getting twice the work done in half the time, it exfoliates and moisturizes concurrently to improve your skin texture in a jiffy. Harnessing the cell renewal power from champagne extracts which uses active polyphenols with protective and antioxidant properties together with trace elements extracted from grapes, it magically transforms into a fine crystal scrub for effective exfoliation. Micro-ionized pearls stimulate microcirculation at the same time, with a special oxygen releasing formulation giving neglected complexions a much needed O2 boost for enhanced radiance. Wave good-bye to tired, dull-looking skin for a fresher, silky-smooth feel, or even rough patches on elbows and knees… just in time for the sun, sea or perhaps more? #justsaying

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Spritz up to combat shine

Our skin can swing from dry to normal in the winter to outrageously oily as the days get warmer towards summer. Sometimes my face gets so shiny that you could hurt your eyes from the glare! Overwhelming shine from excessive sebum production is one of the top beauty banes experienced by many at the height of summer. Formulated with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, the SW1 CLEAR TONIC Mint-Infused Clarifying Facial Toner is the perfect companion to help you achieve blemish free skin to match the clear summer skies. Treat your stressed-out skin to a deep dermal detox with this anti-bacterial, pore-purging liquid salve, as a couple of spritz per day is all it takes to stop blemishes in their tracks by targeting breakouts at all stages. Working in overdrive to stabilize oil balance, it clears clogged pores, hastens cellular turnover and reduces inflammation. Harness the therapeutic effects of this ‘sebum fighter’ by using it in place of your usual toner or a pre-serum add on. If your skin tend to get really oily, you can even use it as a standalone product without the need to add on a moisturizer. #saynotoshine

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Switch out to a lightweight moisturizer

With that little war paint to hide behind, having well rested and healthy skin is a pre-requisite to be a bathing beauty at summertime. If there’s only one golden rule of good skin to live by, that will be to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Quench dehydrated skin cells and restore them to youthful suppleness with pure encapsulated water held captive in my go to summer skin rejuvenator, the award winning CHAI BLUE ORCHID Balancing Moisturizer with Detoxifying Orchids. It’s lightweight, non-comedogenic formulation is especially suitable for those with oily skin, this dry weather savior is specially concocted to instantly replenish cellular water with Natural Moisturizing Factor while calming inflamed, irritated skins without leaving a trace of shine. An oasis not a mirage for all skin types requiring a water-break, it gently nourishes sun-kissed complexions with a treasure trove of dermal fortifying antioxidants, keeping them blemish free with skin clarifying beta-hydroxy acids for that dewy finish, as if you just step out of a rainforest shower at all times.#iwokeuplikethis

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Opt for a leave-in conditioner

When the days get hot and sultry, there’s nothing more inviting than a quick dip in a refreshing pool. But there’s just one problem, pools aren’t great for your hair. The harsh chemicals used to keep them clean can cause fading to your natural hair color with prolonged exposure, and can even leave you with a hideous green tinge if you’re a blonde. Get round this with the foolproof beauty hack known as a leave-in conditioner before you swim, as it’ll coat your tresses and allow them to stay beautifully vibrant all the way to fall. #haircarenoless

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Waterproof your makeup

Summer is all about pools, oceans, lakes, and a little sweat, naturally. But don’t let all that H2O stand in your way of getting all dolled up in a season appropriate way! Any Hampton summer scene veteran worthy of her Sophia Webster must-have Lucita rainbow striped woven wedge sandals for S/S 18 will have her long list of trial and tested waterproof wonders in her makeup bag which allow her to dive right in and have fun, while looking totally put together like the glistening goddesses that graced the covers of Sports Illustrated. The best aqua repelling gems have breathable textures and high-octane colors that are designed to prevent your makeup from melting, sliding or fading under the sea, sweat and humidity. With a salacious Mojito in hand and an attitude to match, you’re all ready to sashay your way to priceless summertime memories… #sweetdreamsaremadeofthese

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