Summer Beauty Dos and Don’ts

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The first day of summer is June 21st. The countdown to the best season of the year is finally complete and we couldn’t be happier!

There are so many reasons we love summer. Endless beach days, delicious fruits and vegetables are in season and of course, we have a beautiful sun-kissed glow all season. What more could you ask for?

Now, before we go crazy with our summer obsession, we need to talk about our beauty regimen. Like any season change, our skin care habits should change too. We’ve rounded up a list of Summer Beauty Dos and Don’ts so you can make a seamless transition into the best season of the year!

Key West Aloe’s Summer Beauty Dos and Don’ts

   Do be smart about your SPF

Everyone knows that you should wear a sunscreen in the summer but that doesn’t mean they are using their SPF correctly. Make sure your sunscreen is at least an SPF 15 or higher and protect against both UVA and UVB rays (that’s called Broad Spectrum). Look for a sunscreen that’s water resistant and don’t forget to reapply. For more sunscreen tips, check out our SunSmart blog post.

Pro tip: Apply your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside to get the maximum benefits.

✘   Don’t forget your scalp

You protect your body with sunscreen (see above) but what about your scalp? We assume because our scalp is covered in hair that it’s not affected by the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, that’s a wrong assumption. Like your skin, your scalp can get sunburned. Protect it with a hat or scarf when you’re outside for long periods of time or invest in some SPF made specifically for your hair.

Pro tip: If you don’t like hats, try a protective hairstyle like a slicked back ponytail or a bun to avoid unnecessary damage.

   Do swap your fragrances

Did you know that sweet or floral scents can attract bugs? That’s why we suggest skipping the sweet and floral fragrances in the summer and instead opt for something a little lighter or in a musk family. Bugs are one of the only things we dislike about summer, do everything you can to avoid them.

Pro tip: prep your skin with a lotion or oil before applying your fragrance to make it last longer.

   Don’t skip exfoliation

We show a little more skin in the summer. Make sure you’re showing off smooth and radiant skin by exfoliating a few times a week. When you exfoliate, you are scrubbing off the dead layer of skin making what every product you put on top more effective.

Pro tip: do not exfoliate if you are sunburned… you’ll regret it later.

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   Do pay extra attention to your hair

Summer heat can put a toll on your hair leaving it dry and brittle. Refresh your luscious locks with a pH-balancing, moisturizing shampoo and keratin enhanced strengthening conditioner. Our Aloe Vera hair care with enriched shampoos and conditioners will instantly hydrate the hair leaving it shiny and manageable.

Pro tip: try a hydrating hair mask to help keep your hair in tip-top shape.


   Don’t overlook hydration

Higher temps mean our bodies will get dehydrated faster. Proactively fight this by drinking water every day. A dehydrated body can make it hard to participate in fun activities like beach volleyball and can make you a little cranky which may upset your friends. In addition to water, make sure to keep your skin hydrated after long exposure to the sun. Our Aftersun products are perfect for this — the aloe in our products will moisturize your skin while helping ease any discomfort you may experience due to sunburn.

Pro tip: set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself throughout the day to drink water.

Did we miss an essential summer beauty tip? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Instagram! Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to get more tips and tricks.

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83 Replies to “Summer Beauty Dos and Don’ts”

  1. Remember medications that you may take may make you photosensitive so check that out before going into the sun!

  2. I try to drink extra water in the summertime. I also excersice more. No matter what the season keep your skin nourished

  3. 2 important summer beauty “do’s” that I can think of is to use lip balm with spf 15 or higher to protect your lips from sunburn! Also, buy a pair of sunglasses that filter uva and uvb rays. No one wants itchy, watery eyes!

  4. I just started using sunsceen this year and I’m 54. I know, that’s terrible. So that’s a ‘do.’ And I always drink alot of water and decaf tea. I never considered my scalp until I read this so thank you for that!

  5. Bring juicy fruits along & pop some oranges, lines or lemons in your water too!! Don’t forget about taking care of your feet & put sunscreen on them too!

  6. It’s so important to wear sunscreen with at least 20 SPF and to re-apply after getting out of the water or every few hours. Definitely protect your children’s skin as well, especially young kids and babies.

  7. I didn’t use sunblock in my younger days now I regret it. I got spots and color difference in skin . I wear it now and would make sure to tell young girls don’t be like me. Plus you can burn in tanning beds to.

  8. Stay hydrated, wear clothing fitting for the weather. And wear sunblock. Also use your extra fruits and veggies for great skin care exfoliant

  9. There is one very important rule always wear sunscreen I’ve gotten sun burt driving my I usually get a foundation or primer that has spf in it and a full body lotion with a light sunscreen. Stay hydrated at all times some dont realize how quick it is to dehydrated

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  11. Make sure to avoid sunscreen with avobenzone or oxybenzone. It’s better for the environment and your health. Stick with physical barrier sunscreens made with zinc and/or titanium. Look for clear ones, and they won’t leave a white film.

  12. Agree SPF 15 or above!! So important! And protecting your scalp! As I once got sun burn on my scalp and really hurts!:(

  13. I recommend the face and body sunblock from Key West aloe. I use it every summer and also hydration ?

  14. Don’t overlook hydration is my favorite! They are all so important, especially since I live in Florida!??

  15. I always use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water. It is so important since you lose so much water through sweating, and drinking water helps release toxins through sweat also.

  16. My husband never burned. We thought he was darker skinned and immune. Then he developed a receding hair line and got a burn so bad his head swelled like an alien and he had to get steroid shots! Always wear sunscreen, no matter what color your skin is!!

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