Common Summer Beauty Problems and Solutions

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Summertime is here but don’t let common beauty problems of this season take the sunshine away from you.  Here are some two cents‘ worth to combat these dilemmas.

Heat rash

If you suffer heat rashes during summer, apply aloe vera gel to the affected area.  Its cooling and natural antibiotic properties relieves and heals the irritation while fighting bacteria at the surface, decreasing the duration and severity of the rash.  Thanks to its combination of lignins and polysaccharides, these enable the gel to penetrate the surface, delivering compounds that anesthetize tissue, reduce swelling, and trigger immune response to layers many topical agents never reach.1

Banana Boat Soothing Aloe After Sun Gel, 16 oz

 

Swimmer’s Ear

Since swimming season is around the corner, anybody may contract swimmer’s ear, an outer ear canal infection where water remains in the ear after swimming.  The trapped water creates a moist habitat for bacterias to grow and leads to infection.  A garlic oil can help clear up the itchy and aching ear fast if you are on the side of using a natural remedy.  This simple treatment can clear up ear infections faster than prescription meds because the garlic’s active ingredients (germanium, selenium, and sulfur compounds) are naturally toxic to dozens of different pain-causing bacteria.  Whip up your own garlic oil by gently simmering three cloves of crushed garlic in a half a cup of extra virgin olive oil for two minutes, strain, then refrigerate for up to two weeks.2           


Garlic 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil – 10ml

 

Frizzy Hair

Argan oil is considered as the liquid gold in Morocco and its high content of Vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that makes it a popular hair conditioner and nail fortifier.  With regular use, it can calm down frizzy hair and treats split ends.  To tame the frizz on your hair, put two drops on your hands and rub it well on your hair strands.


Virgin Argan Oil 100% ECO Certified Organic

Melting Makeup

Lightweight, sheer and oil-free formula makeup works well during hot season.  On the other hand, if you can skip wearing one especially if you are heading to the beach, a tinted moisturizer or a protection with an ultra-light matte finish with SPF are your best bet.  This route will add just enough radiance and will not give you a heavy look while avoiding a makeup meltdown.  After applying liberally and evenly on a clean toned face, brush some waterproof mascara on your lashes and you are good to go!

kiehls

Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ by Kiehl’s $38

laura_mercier

Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen by Laura Mercier, $44


lancome_hypnose Hypnose Waterproof Mascara by Lancome, $27.50 

 

Mosquito Bites

These nightmares are prevalent during summer season and can be avoided.  Use a mosquito repellant and wear light-colored clothing.


Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent, 4-Ounce Pump Spray

 

Info sources:

1 Why aloe vera works

2 Erase earaches with garlic

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