Warm air, bright sunshine, and long weekends–what’s not to love about summer? Unfortunately, the gloriously warm weather can be no-so-gloriously harsh on our bodies–especially our hair and skin!

Here are 5 beauty tips to keep you happy, healthy, and looking great all summer long.

1. Exfoliate

Make sure to alternate between the daily use of chemical and mechanical exfoliation. This will help remove the dead cells that build up on the skin’s surface during the summer, which will leave a radiant glow on your skin.


2. Layer Lip Balm with SPF

Slick on a formula with SPF of at least 15 underneath lip balm or lip gloss to prevent thinning, dryness, and sun spots.


3. Use Sunscreen to Protect Hair

Before swimming comb sunscreen through your hair. This will help prevent chlorine and salt water damage which can strip the color from your hair and dry it out.


4. Boost Post-Sun Hydration

Reduce UV induced dryness by from sun exposure by slathering clean skin with moisturizer, and covering skin with damp warm towel. The heat will help activate the lotion’s ingredients.


5. Choose Metal-Free Hair Bands

Avoid ponytail holders that are joined with a metal bar. They can snag hair and cause split ends, especially when hair is wet and weaker after swimming.


What are some of your favorite summer beauty tips? Share with us in the comments below, or better yet–show us! Tag us in a post on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter showing off your best summer self!