This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own.
When the temps start heating up and you feel like a hot sticky mess, it’s a cue to go pamper yourself. To help you feel refreshed and beautiful this Summer (no matter what the temp outside), today’s beauty guide shares 5 simple ways to freshen up.
From easy DIY skincare (that can be made from ingredients in your kitchen) to a light and airy new antiperspirant from Dove, here’s how to feel fresh and gorgeous all season long.
Step 1: Freshen Up
To keep you smelling fresh and clean, try the new Dove Go Fresh Dry Spray Rejuvenate Antiperspirant in Pear & Aloe Vera from Walmart. This formula comes in a convenient dry spray (which is my favorite, as it’s easy on my sensitive, rash-prone skin), or in the traditional stick form (which is great when you’re on-the-go or traveling).
Since it doesn’t contain alcohol, it’s gentle on underarms, which can be prone to redness, stinging, or chafing (especially after shaving). Plus, it contains 1/4 moisturizer, which helps soothe and hydrate skin, leaving it feeling soft and bump-free.
The crisp, refreshing scent is subtle so you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything. But the powerful 48-hour formula keeps you from getting stinky, even when you’ve been outdoors playing in the Sun all day. The Dove Go Fresh Rejuvenate Pear & Aloe deodorant also works great when used with the Dove Go Fresh Pear & Aloe Vera body wash, as it leaves you smelling fresh and radiant.
If you’re interested in trying this deodorant, right now you can get a $1.25 rebate on the dry spray and a $1.50 rebate on the stick deodorant by using the Checkout51 rebate on the back of the product. (Valid until 7/18/18.)
Step 2: Exfoliate Skin
One of the best ways to refresh your skin is through exfoliation. To create a DIY body scrub, mix together coffee rinds with a few tablespoons of avocado oil. The coffee rinds have a granular texture, so it sloughs away dead skin cells easily, while the moisturizing avocado oil replenishes and softens skin, leaving your body feeling silky and glowing.
Step 3: Get Fruity
If you’ve ever done a detox, you’ll know that it’s chock full of fruits and vegetables. While it’s good to consume lots of fruits and veggies in your daily diet (as they’re filled with anti-aging elements such as antioxidants and vitamins), they can also be used for other beauty-boosting purposes too.
To encourage you to stay hydrated and drink more water this Summer, add slices of fresh strawberries and lemon to your ice water. The lemon is alkaline-based, so it will help to naturally detox your body, eliminating unhealthy toxins and impurities. Plus, it will help prevent heartburn (which is a result of too much acidity in the body). The strawberries add a sweet flavor to the water while boosting your Vitamin C intake.
Step 4: Soothe Puffy Eyes
While you’re in the kitchen, cut cucumber slices. This anti-inflammatory vegetable is great for a quick and easy eye treatment as it soothes puffy eyes, reduces redness, and helps you feel cool and refreshed. When you do this each morning prior to your skincare and makeup routine, your eyes look brigher and more open. Plus, you help to minimize the appearance of puffiness and redness, which helps you feel more beautiful, naturally.
Step 5: Cool Off with Cucumber Water
To help you stay refreshed and beautiful this Summer, another easy DIY skincare treatment is infusing water with cucumber slices. This cooling vegetable helps to hydrate skin when putting in cold water and sprayed directly onto the face. This is great for an afternoon pick-me-up or whenever your face feels hot or sticky. It not only cools the skin on contact, it also leaves a light, refreshing scent that smells yummy.
As you can see, staying refreshed and beautiful during the hot days of Summer is pretty easy. For more inspiring beauty tips and tutorials, check out the Skincare section on Inspirations & Celebrations.