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What’s the best way to protect your skin in summer?

Few things compare to relaxing by the beach or in the sun, but in Australia it’s also vital that your skin stays protected. So, which skin care products are best for protecting against harmful summer rays?

First stop, sunscreen. Sunscreen comes in all shapes and sizes. Choose spritz, spray or cream, sweat resistant or water-resistant, SPF 2 to 50. Facial sunscreen offers a much lighter formula, while makeup, such as foundation, can also offer SPF protection. Don’t forget those lips – always use lip balm or lipstick with SPF.

Hair can be just as prone to sun damage as skin and lips. Use a conditioner or spray that nourishes and protects the hair, to keep it safe from sun, salt and chlorine damage. For these and other summer hair and skin care essentials such as bronzer and tanning lotion, be sure to check out eBay retailers Fresh Cosmetics, Recreate Yourself, The Beauty Club and Pharmacy Online.

How can you change up your look this summer?

Summer beauty is fresh and gorgeous, highlighting glowing skin and beautiful hair. When it comes to summer makeup trends, strobing is in. Creating a contoured look that’s not too heavy, strobing creates a shimmering look that is perfect for summer. Alternatively, bare it all with BB creams and tinted moisturisers.

Both dark lips and stained lips are in this summer. To keep dark lips from becoming too heavy, wear with minimal eye makeup and dewy, bronzed skin. Providing a more opaque look, stained lips can offer slightly less drama.

As for hair, fish braids offer a relaxed option to tame hair on humid days, while the textured ponytail is totally versatile, worn high or low, with a middle or side parting. Bronding is also big, as is the lob (long bob) and top knot.

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