Start your summer treatments off by de-fuzzing your body. Moms especially need hair removal that is fast, convenient and inexpensive. Starting with the bikini line, waxing of course is a great option. One to try is Sally Hansen Extra Strength Brazilian Bikini Waxing Shaping kit ($14) that comes with everything you will need, including a mirror and trimming scissors to do the perfect wax job. For those who need something even faster, try the Schick Quattro For Women Trim Style Razor & Bikini Trimmer ($11). If you are prone to ingrown hairs or razor bumps, be sure to keep a product like Tend Skin ($19) on hand to use daily after shaving or waxing. Bonus: Your husband can use it on his beard!
Soft, smooth skin all over your body is of course a summer goal. Barely being able to shower or not showering at all is a mom’s reality. Tackle the task of deep moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun with an intensely moisturizing sunscreen like Hawaiian Tropic’s Silk Hydration SPF 50 ($10).
With all of the exposure to the elements in the summer, one beauty treatment all moms should consider is a weekly hair deep conditioning. One to try is Fekkai Summer Hair After Sun Daily Mask ($25). On a daily basis, spray Alterna’s Summer Hair Sun Recover Spray ($20) to protect your color from fading and prevent future damage to your precious locks.
Stretch marks are every mom’s nemesis and can be difficult to get rid of or constantly cover up. One product to try is the popular StriVectin-SD ($135), which is clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks (both color and texture) in just eight weeks when used twice daily. It contains an award-winning, multi-patented NIA-114 technology (niacin), discovered in skin cancer research to help rebuild skin layers.
Other options include using a glycolic or retinol serum on the stretch marks to rev up collagen production. During the summer, though, additional use of these types of ingredients requires extra sun protection, so in the summer, they might not be the ideal option for a busy mom that is spending a lot of time outdoors.
There is no doubt that a deep, dark tan can make you look (and feel) gorgeous, slim and confident. However, with limited time and budget, and by knowing the dangers of the sun, this goal can be out of reach for moms in the summer. Instead, reach for an instant spray tan, such as Victoria's Secret Tinted Self-tan Body Spray ($12) and get instant color and self-tanner at the same time. For those who already have olive or darker skin, but still want that sexy tan glow, try a spray bronzer such as Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, ($18). Try using all over your body -- not just your legs!
Love going to the beach or pool but don't know what to do with your hair? Here are a few quick hairstyle ideas for beach days and pool parties.
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