5 Beauty Tips for Summer


We are half way through the summer and it is officially HOT.  Due to vacations, chlorine, and lots of sun, our skin, hair and bodies are taking on the “Summer Effect”.  Living in Waco means we use the pool… A LOT…. and the chlorine dries out our skin and hair.

It’s time to adjust your Beauty Regime from SELF-CARE to SUMMER CARE

Beauty tips, such as sunscreen, are forever tried and true….but we can step up our game and enhance our summer skin & body care while keeping it easy and affordable.

1. Sunscreen for Lips & Scalp

Number one and always number one…..SUNSCREEN.

O.k. most of us now know the importance of sunscreen. Even those of us who used to sun bath and tan for hours with no SPF now coat ourselves and our children in pounds of sunscreen.  Many of us have even taken to rash guards and only sit in the shade. Congrats. You have got this. However, don’t forget your Lips and Scalp. 

These areas are easily forgotten and really hurt when they get burned. Plus, our lips are sensitive and after sun exposure are susceptible to developing patches of Actinic Keratoses and Melanoma.

According to Prevention Magazine and New York based Board-Certified Dermatologist Hadley King, there are two important ingredients called emollients that should be included to make lip sunscreen effective.

Sunscreen for Lips: Important Tip: Use an SPF of 15 or Higher

Coola Organic Liplux         Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Alba Botanical Lip                   Sunblock SPF 25
Aquaphore Lip          Protectant Sunscreen SPF 30

Lip sunscreen should contain ingredients that properly moisturize: Look for Hyaluronic Acid, Honey, Glycerin, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil. 

Sunscreen for Scalp: Apply on the Hair Line for SPF Protection

Shiseido Sun Protection Spray

SPF 50 Shiseido is a spray that is sweat and oil-resistant.  It can also be used on scalp, face, and body. It is a non-greasy option that will not make your hair heavy or greasy.  It contains antioxidants to protect from damaging free radicals.

Supergoop is a mineral sunscreen mist with an SPF of 30.  It also includes zinc and dries clear on all skin tones.

Supergoop SPF 30

Neutrogena is easy to find at your local grocery store and very affordable.

Neutrogena Sunscreen

2. Self-Tanner

Smooths out Uneven Skin Tone and Gives a Healthy Glow.

I’ts been around for awhile but the quality continues to improve.

Jergens Instant Sun Self Tanner

Jergens lotion is a product that can be found in your local grocery store and can easily be incorporated into your grocery budget.

St. Tropez

St. Tropez is more specialized but can be found on Amazon. This product comes in a foam that makes it easy to apply and lessens the look of streaking after self-application.



3. Exfoliate Skin

Choose a Serum with Hyaluronic Acid: Ingredients in Serums can often penetrate skin better than moisturizers and keep your skin more hydrated during the summer.

According to Health.com these are two affordable and accessible options:

Hydro Boost

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum is easy and affordable

Peter   Thomas        Roth

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is a great product to hydrate your dry skin.

Use Natural Ingredients from your Kitchen to offer your Dry Skin Some Relief

Eat Apples & Citrus: It’s healthy for the whole body and packed with antioxidants but works as a natural exfoliate. Eat it up!

Salt is a great body exfoliate when gently massaged into the skin. It is better to salt on the body and fine sugar for the face.  Sugar is gentler on the skin.

Milk contains Lactic Acid which is a great at removing dead skin cells, and can be massaged into the face.

4. Cool off Skin

Heat can dry out skin. Relieve your skin with a Cool Shower or Spray Mist.

Ulta Beauty Rosewater                      Mist

Ulta Beauty Rosewater Facial Mist is a great option at $8.

Helpful Tip:  When on vacation let your skin breath and allow time for no-make up.

5. Hair Mask

Summer does a number on our hair.  The heat and chlorine dry it out.  Use a hair mask to repair dry or damaged hair.

Pantene One Step Nourishing Mask costs as little as $1.99 at Target.

There are many good choices and brands that are affordable and easy to find while grocery shopping or shopping on Amazon. 

Turning SELF-CARE into SUMMER-CARE has never been easier!

Important Note: If you have allergies, sensitive skin, acne, are on medication, or reoccurring issues it is  always best to consult a dermatologist.

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Sarah lives in Waco with her husband, Mark, and their three children Seth (11), Hannah Grace (9), and Adalee (6). Sarah and Mark just celebrated 16 years of marriage. Sarah grew up in Coppell, Texas (a Dallas suburb), and graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing in 2000. Sarah started her career in Sales, Marketing, and Advertising, and spent five years in corporate business. She then chose to stay home when her first two children were born. In 2009, Sarah took on the balancing act of being a business owner while maintaining the role of “stay at home” mom. Sarah found the many aspects of creating and implementing business strategies very fulfilling, and loved working in the beauty and skincare industry. After seven years of juggling these roles, she sold the business and has enjoyed taking time over the last year to write and prepare for the next stage of her “crazy life” Sarah was born with a passion for music, and has been leading praise and worship in different capacities since she was thirteen. Sarah and her family are members of First Baptist Church Woodway, where she is on the praise team, and has the blessing to serve in different areas of ministry. Over the years, she has been gifted with opportunities to create music, and to work with organizations such as the American Family Radio and Gospel Music Association, while releasing original music an independent artist within the Christian Contemporary genre https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everypage/id373073044. Over the years, Sarah has loved getting to know the women of Waco by being involved in organizations such as Junior League, and MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers). These experiences, along with being a mom, have given her a heart to encourage and relate to other women. Over the past two years, Sarah has felt led to begin to share some of her own experiences as a woman and mom to help minister and to encourage others. She recently started a personal blog www.saranelsonblog.com, which is still in the process of completion. Sarah is currently writing a series on dealing with crisis from a spiritual perspective, which is based on her own personal experience. Her goal with this project is to help others find hope in hardship. Sarah is beyond excited about being able to share, and to be a part of Waco Mom’s Blog. The last sixteen years have been an adventure! Eleven of those years have been spent living in Waco. Sarah and Mark moved away from Waco twice to live in Austin and Miami, and moved back both times for business opportunities. They are grateful to have laid down roots that have grown deep within the heartbeat of the city. They are thankful for their community, and dear friends they get to live life with. Sarah is beyond blessed to call Waco home.