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Jul 16, 2009

Look Beautiful During Summer Vacation

It's finally summer! School's out, you're able to sleep-in and hang out with your friends all you want. Summer most likely means you will be outside a lot, and be in the view of others. You want to look great, right? Follow these directions below to achieve an absolutely stunning yet completely natural look this summer.

Fix your face. Drink plenty of water to clear up your skin and aid your kidneys in excreting toxins from your body. If your acne is severe, see a dermatologist. If your acne is mild and sporadic, use a concealer when you get spots. Since you have acne, your skin type is considered sensitive because harsh treatments will irritate it. You are likely breakout prone, so always buy products targeted toward this skin type. Always remove make-up at the end of the day, and wash your face twice (morning and night). Use a good moisturizer so your skin is hydrated. Try and use a moisturizer with sunscreen during the daytime. If you tend to have oily skin, carry oil-absorbing pads with you to blot your skin with every few hours. Care for your body. Always use sunscreen. You will still tan but you will cause a lot less damage to your skin. Use self-tanning lotion or cream. Remain physically active. Go to the gym 3 - 4 times a week. If a gym is not accessible, go swimming, biking, rollerblading, walking, etc. Work with your hair. Do whatever works for you and suits your face. If your hair is curly, use a product to define your curls. If you're looking for a new style, go to a hairdresser and ask for his or her opinion. A professional will be able to help you pick a style and color that will suit your face and skin tone. Apply make-up. This is not necessary but if your parents allow it, it could be useful. Use a mascara that is waterproof, which is best for summer and it's likely that you'll be sweating, swimming, etc. Curl your eyelashes before you use mascara, it will make your eyes pop. Apply bronze to your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin; this will give you a nice summer glow. If you have pimples, dot on concealer and seal it with powder.

Wear your favorite clothing. Wear whatever you feel like. You will always look better when you're wearing something you're comfortable in. Don't forget the hands & feet. Since your feet will be exposed a lot through wearing sandals, make sure they're pleasing to look at. You can have a pedicure done, or give yourself one. Just make sure your feet are clean, hair-free, nails aren't too long, nails are filed, and your feet are moisturized. Be sure to use sunscreen on your feet, too. As for your hands, try putting a clear polish on your nails and keeping them well groomed. If your hands tend to be dry, apply a moisturizer at night and wear white cotton gloves while you sleep (this also works well in the winter). You will wake up with softer, more beautiful hands.

Always use sunscreen no matter what. Re-apply it every 2 - 3 hours.
Chlorine dries all hair out, but for blonde's it can sometimes cause hair to take on a greenish hue. Make sure you wash your hair after getting out of the pool.
Avoid sunscreens containing parabens, which are possible cancer-causing preservatives.