Five Key Items to Get You Summer-ready
While spring is currently playing a frustrating game of hide and seek in the Gauteng area, it’s bound to get warmer. And when it does, you better have these five summer essentials ready!
- 90s Sandals
Whether you’re planning on hitting the seaside this summer or staying the city and pounding the pavement, playing tourist in your own neighbourhood, the 90s sandal is essential to your wardrobe. The trend has been going for about two years now and with good reason. These strapped, slide-on sandals are very comfortable and are stylish paired with the right outfit.
Hot tip: No socks!
- Bath Gloves
It feels like it has been 2016 for a long time and the winter was even longer! You had to wrap up and wear layers to survive the season but now that the sun has emerged, it’s time to shed the layers, as well as your dry winter skin. Use bath gloves – yes, they are actual gloves that you can use in the bath – to scrub and exfoliate your scales away. But don’t worry, bath gloves are gentle on your skin. You can also use a loofah if you prefer.
Once you have scrubbed your canvas clean of winter, it’s time to get your summer glow on. While a little ash is acceptable during colder months, due to vezi thanga reasons, there’s no way you’ll be able to get away with ash in the warmer months. If you have a trusted moisturiser, stick to it. If you’re looking for alternatives, get recommendations from friends and sample a few.
There are two rules when it comes to sunscreen: 1. You absolutely need it! 2. The higher the sun protection factor (SPF) the better. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays lead to skin damage, premature aging and wrinkling while UVB rays cause sunburn. UVA penetrates deeply and UVB affects the surface – both are bad for your skin.
- Sun Hat
An oldie but a goodie. Nothing says ready for summer like a beautiful, wide-brimmed hat. It’ll keep the sun off your face while completing your summer outfit. Opt for one that can take you from the farmers’ market to sundowners.
How do you get ready for summer?