How to feel more sexy (and less sticky) this summer!


Nothing zaps away that sexy feeling faster than being sweaty and sticky in the summer sun. You want to feel light and fresh and flowing, not clammy and restricted, right?!


There’s too much fun to be had, from brunches to boat trips, parties to potlucks - you don’t want to spend your time worrying about whether you’ve got sweat patches or runaway eyeliner. 


Let your confidence shine through no matter what you’re doing with these simple tips for staying cool, less sticky, and feeling your sexy self in warmer weather.


Go makeup free 

Confidence in the nude with Bella Botanicals

As we talked about in this post, going makeup free from time to time will help you strengthen your confidence muscle, and when you feel confident you feel more sexy! Simple. 


Whether you’re a seasoned pro at going fresh-faced, or are thinking about embracing your natural beauty for the first time (and you absolutely should!) summer is the perfect time to do it, because going eau naturelle in warmer weather will give your skin space to breathe. It’ll do wonders for your complexion. 


Instead of heavy foundations and layers of concealer that can clog up your pores (and melt off in the heat...), focus your attention on great skincare to give yourself a summer glow the natural way. We’ll always recommend you choose products that are as natural as possible, and filled with powerful ingredients to give your skin what it needs.


For sexy, clear skin, try our Antioxidant Facial Oil with Olive Squalane. It’s infused with THC-free CBD isolate, an anti-inflammatory to calm the skin. If you’re acne-prone, it works to diminish breakouts and soothe redness, so you can be as confident with your natural skin as you deserve to be!


For that extra glow, try our Rejuvenating Pink Clay Face Mask to exfoliate and buff up your skin and leave it feeling extra smooth, and then give yourself a boost of summer hydration with our Moisture Boost Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel and Lavender Hydrosol Toner.


Glistening, moisturized and plump looking skin, what’s sexier than that?!


Dress cool in linen/hemp fabrics

Hemp clothing

When the summer weather hits, avoid thick, non-breathable clothing. Instead, opt for lighter fabrics to allow your gorgeous skin to breathe, like this cute tank from Pact, an organic women's clothing brand. 


The hemp plant is the source of our wonder ingredient, CBD, and can be worked and spun into a variety of different things, including fabric. It’s sustainable, natural, and feels light to wear, so you don’t have to worry about sweat patches turning up to the party and ruining your vibe.


In fact, hemp fabrics are antibacterial, hypoallergenic, protect against UV radiation, are fully biodegradable and come in a variety of styles to suit your wardrobe. What other clothes can say that? 


Linen too, is a great choice for high heat as it’s light, breathable and can regulate temperature to keep you cool. It’s super absorbent, too, so if you do end up getting a little sweaty, no one will ever know!


Opt for natural deodorant

natural deodorant

Sweaty underarms in the heat can leave you feeling more hot and sticky than hot and sexy. Although we know you regularly spray deodorant to keep fresh, traditional options can contain harmful ingredients, like aluminum, that aren’t great for your body. 


Try a natural alternative instead, to avoid adding any nasties to your skincare. Your armpits deserve to be treated like royalty, too!


We love this recipe for a simple DIY deodorant, it uses just 4 natural ingredients to banish any odor and can be customized to smell the way you want it to. 


Enjoy a good pedicure

summer tips by bella botanicals


We want you to feel sexy from your head to your toes - so your toes actually deserve some TLC, too!


Treat yourself to a pedicure at your local salon and show off your gorgeous feet to the world with confidence. Warmer weather means sandals are a must, so give your feet the limelight and opt for a gorgeous summer nail color that’s vegan and cruelty-free, and switch it up to match your mood.


We love a cherry blossom pink, like High Hopes from Priti NYC, but if you want to bring the summer vibes, try this gorgeous lemon yellow, Do Your Best from Jolie, or Turn It Up from Orly, a rainbow confetti when it’s party time.


Test out the up do

sunrise hair pin


Show off that gorgeous neck! Warmer weather is the perfect time to test out some new hairstyles, and the up do can be styled to suit whatever occasion you’re enjoying. 


If you have long hair, it’s bound to get hot and sticky if left down, and nothing feels more uncomfortable than sweaty hair stuck to your back!


The best way to make an up do feel as sexy as you are, is to accessorize. Upcycle a silk scarf to make a headband and keep hair off your face, or try a luxury hair pin like this sustainably made brass Sunrise Hair Pin from Made Trade.


Drink plenty of water

cucumber and lemon water with bella botanicals

Last on our list and the most important: drink plenty of water!


Staying hydrated will keep you healthy from the inside out, and making sure you’re topped up throughout the day will make your skin glow, too. When we sweat, we lose water through our pores, so it’s vital you keep your sources filled up to feel your best in the heat.


If you’re not a fan of plain old H2o, try adding cut fruits and veg to your water along with some ice. English cucumbers are full of vitamin B5 to help to prevent pimples, while lemon contains vitamin C that can help reduce skin damage from too much sun.




There you have it, our favorite, simple ways to feel more sexy and less sticky in the heat no matter what you get up to.

 

 

Want to try any of these tips? We’d love to hear how you get on over on Instagram @mybellabotanicals!

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