Joanna's Tips and Tricks, Organic Skin Care

Best Summer Beauty Tips For Your Skin

If you are like me, you love the sun and the light attitude it brings during this season. However, this double edged sword brings harmful UV rays that wreck not only your beautiful skin but also your hair.

I dug through a mountain of research and my bag of tricks to offer you the best and easiest summer-friendly beauty tips to keep you looking young and beautiful.

Summer Beauty Routine

1. Unclog Your Pores With Papaya

Papayas were once consider exotic and called the “food of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. They are a great source of antioxidants and contain enzymes that slough off pore-clogging dead cells.

This enzyme is especially concentrated in the fruit when it is unripe. I like to make a puree or mash it up and apply to clean skin for 3 minutes but no more than 5. It will leave your skin soft and radiant.

2. Your Smooth Sexy Feet

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association your take approximately 8,000 steps each day and exert up to 127,000 pounds of pressure on your poor feet – so they need any help they can get.

One way you can look your best at the beach, from head to toe, is to help your feet by exfoliating your heels, rough spots and calluses with a pumice stone at the end of your shower. This maximizes your results for smooth sexy feet.

3. Hats On For Your Hair

Your hair gets a beating from the summer sun and too much exposure to sunlight will fade your hair color faster. UVA and UVB rays have the power to damage the hair from the cuticle to the inner structure of the hair.

They affect your hair by drying it out and your hair color subsequently fades faster. Invest in a chic hat instead.

4. UV Protection For Your Hair

Many styling aids, leave in conditioners, and hair sprays have an SPF right in them! My suggestion is to consult your hair professional as there are varying options. The general consensus is to use an SPF of 10-15 in hair products.

I hope you find these tips and tricks helpful to your summer beauty routine and I look forward to seeing you at the salon.

And as a suggestion, please make your appointments well in advance to insure you get the best times for you. Call the salon at 212/949.2350 or email us at [email protected]


Joanna Vargas Salon
Skin Care Sanctuary
New York City