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Summer reminds you of sweat, heat and a weather when it's very difficult to look fresh and chic. Summer is a season of fizzled hair, wrinkled clothes and bad make-up. Well if only it would be possible to stay at home and take care of your skin and hair. But that's not possible. So here we are bringing you tips to take that special care during summer to keep you looking fresh at all times without too much of effort.

Follow the simple rules and summer will no longer be hot and sultry:

Use The Right Fabrics

The right fabric will make you feel good and cool in summer season. Synthetics, like polyester and rayon, do not breathe hence should not be worn. Natural fabrics do. Think cotton, linen and silk. Of course, these are the ones that need the most ironing. Still go for it. Don't worry about the wrinkled look! It's comfortable, casual (which summer fashion is all about) and you'll feel so much cooler.

Wear Loose Clothing

This summer loose clothing should be 'in' and body hugging clothes should be 'out'. Looser clothes are a better bet in the hottest months because your skin needs to breathe and if you wear tight fitted clothes you will feel hotter. It's logical, isn't it? Wear the free flowing knee-length skirt. It's very comfortable in summer. If pants you have to wear then let it be baggy or the loose fitting pants. But trust us, skirts are cooler.

Go Sleeveless

Sleeveless has been a fashion trend for years, even on brides. Sleeveless looks hip and stylish. It's a more flattering look than short sleeves or mega sleeves. If you're uncomfortable going sleeveless or if it's wrong for your workplace, then go with three-quarter length sleeves. They're classy and still cooler. However don't forget to apply sunscreen while going out in the sun.

Cover Your Head

Use hats or umbrellas coz you need them to cover your head and face from the uv-rays. Straw hats or baseball caps work the best. The idea is to keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face. Choose a hat or an umbrella that accentuates your outfit and mood. Girl, you are gonna rock the town this summer.

If it's time for a new look, cut it shorter and see how much cooler you'll feel! If you don't want to cut it, wear it up off your neck and off your face. Even tucking it behind your ears makes your head feel cooler!

No Jewelry Pleae

Avoid wearing jewelry in the summer. The less jewelry you wear, the cooler you'll feel. Accessories yourself with beautiful purses, shoes, scarf's etc.

The less make-up you use, the better for your skin. Let your skin breathe during summer. Full face make-up is not in style any more (no matter what your age). Use a tinted moisturizer rather than a regular foundation. It will even out your skin tone and is so much lighter. If you want to wear foundation, use a non-mattifying make-up. It's less oily and keeps your face fresh. Wear as little powder as possible. Try just using it in the "t-zone" that might get a little oily. Please apply sunscreen which is an absolute must-haves in summer.


Keep your summer fragrance light and fresh. Don't use heavy perfumes as it tends to make you weary and dull. You can always go back to your regular or a heavier perfume at first frost.

Quick health tips for sizzling summer

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Consume less caffeine and alcohol.
  • Eat more salads and seasonal fruits and less fatty foods.
  • Wash your face more often with cold water.
  • Exercise early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • Meditate.

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