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Summertime Beauty Tips & Tricks

Summer is about sunshine and effortless beauty. From top-selling skincare with the latest in SPF protection, to faking a sun-kissed glow with self-tanner, to sexy beach hair without the sand, these simple beauty tips and tricks will keep you looking cool when the weather is hot!

Tip: Take Cover

Your skin needs protection from the sun's harmful rays all year long, but during the summer months it's even more important to protect against sun damage. Wearing sunscreen daily not only helps defend your skin from exposure to daylight, but some sunscreens are loaded with healthy ingredients that shield against environmental drying and irritation as well. Any exposure is overexposure so remember to stay protected with these top picks:

Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Faceblock SPF 25, Fake & Bake SPF 30 Body Lotion, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15.

Trick: Get Glowing

Blocking out the sun's harmful rays doesn't mean you should stay pale all summer. If you want to have that summer glow without the potential sun damage, take a tip from the celebrities and fake it with a self-tanner. You can get a glamorous glow in just minutes without basking in sun's damaging rays, and everyone will think you've been cruising the Caribbean. Feel free to fake it with these favorites:

Body Drench Quick Tan Sunless Tanning Mist, Comodynes Self-Tanning Towelettes, St. Tropez Instant Tanning System.

Tip: Summer Hair Needs Special Care

Sure, you love the lighter, glistening glow of your summer strands, but did you ever think that the sun, wind, and seawater are drying out your hair? Unfortunately, all of these factors can be very damaging to your tresses, especially when the weather gets warm. Keeping your hair healthy from root to tip is easy with these potent products specifically created for sun-exposure:

Kerastase Soleil Bain Apres-Soliel Shampoo, Kerastase Soleil Lait Apres-Soleil Apres-Instant Balm, Terax Finishing Spray With Sunscreen, BioSilk Silk Therapy.

Trick: Beachy Hair

Who needs to spend a day at the beach to get that sultry, tousled hair? There are plenty of texturizing products guaranteed to deliver that that beachy sea-salt style in seconds and you don't have to spend the day in the sand to get it. Add some piecy, sexy texture today with these must-haves:

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves Wave Enhancing Spray, Pureology Texture Twist, Bumble & bumble Sumo Wax.

Tip: Sea-Inspired

Why not bring the beach to your bathroom by treating yourself to the benefits of the sea at home? Packed with good for you ingredients such as sea algae, kelp, seaweed, Dead Sea minerals, and more, these products are a ‘shore' thing! Nourish your skin and hair anytime with these sea-inspired lotions and potions:

Bumble & bumble Seaweed Shampoo, Ahava Advanced Body Lotion, Kiehl's Cryste Marine Cream, Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Volume Collection.

Michelle J. Mooney, Beauty Editor
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