Summer is easily the most anticipated season of the year. Waking up to amazing views, outstanding weather, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters gives us the proper boost we have been waiting for all year long. We patiently count the days from one summer to the next, because we always look and feel our best in this outstanding time of year, with wavy hair, clear complexions, soft skin, and a glowing tan. There isn’t anything better than keeping summer fever all year long. With some beauty hacks and smart fixes, you can always maintain your flawless summer looks way beyond the beach season.

Self-tanners:
Invest in a proper self-tanner to help maintain your color. Self-tanners are the safest way to look tanned and to maintain your glow all year long. My favorite brand is St.Tropez.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:
Part of keeping your skin glowing is to constantly moisturize. The winter season is a very drying season and using natural oils or body butters to counteract this effect is a great way to keep your skin’s moisture levels up.

Exfoliate:
Shedding dead skin cells is a great way to keep your skin supple and smooth. Bringing fresh skin to the surface makes the body look healthy and glowing. You can easily make your own body scrub my mixing brown sugar with sweet almond oil. Dry body brushing is also a great way to regularly exfoliate and detox your skin before you shower.

Water:
Drinking lots of water makes the skin plumper, enhances production of collagen and increases skin elasticity, not to mention, keeps the skin acne-free.

Healthy Food:
Eating food rich in Beta Carotene enhances the skin’s glow from within. Foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots and mangoes are only a few of some great choices.

Exercise:
Keep yourself fit during the winter season. Exercise makes your body lean, muscles toned, balances your insulin levels and enhances all bodily functions. Thus, it makes you look and feel your best all year long.

Invest in a good bronzer and lip/cheek tint:
A good bronzer is the quickest wake to wake up a dull complexion. With some natural-looking cheek and lip tint, you can quickly give your face and your lips the correct amount of flush it needs.

Coconut Oil:
Cooking with coconut oil or even applying it topically to hair, skin and body is the most efficient way to make your body look and feel awesome. Coconut oil makes the skin extremely supple, nourishes the hair and has outstanding health benefits when used in cooking.

Vitamin D supplements:
One of the major reasons why we get tons of compliments on the way we look during summer is because of the extra amount of sun exposure we receive. Sun exposure is responsible for the production of Vitamin D in our bodies; which is a necessary ingredient for healthy hair and flawless skin. Make it a habit to take one capsule of Vitamin D daily during the months of winter to maintain the benefits you would otherwise receive from sun exposure.