The ultimate guide to summer beauty – from haircare and makeup to sunscreen

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The hot summer months mean it’s time for a wardrobe swap. Nubby turtlenecks and heavy winter wool pants don’t really make sense once the thermometer hits 80, so they’re relegated to the farthest corners of our closet, replaced by more airy, barer and lighter. But your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that needs a summer update: your beauty routine needs a summer update too. The moisturizer that served you so well in this freezing month of January? It clogs your pores now. And the chunky base that looked so immaculate during the Zoom office vacation is streaked with sweat. That’s why we sought out beauty experts and asked them to detail eight beauty and routine swaps that will help you get through the season.

To take some fresh air

A breeze alternative to brushings, air drying hair requires radical acceptance, that is to say a natural texture. For thick or curly hair, New York hairstylist Jenna Perry suggests using a cream-based product, while Tommy Bucket, also a New York hairstylist, likes gel mixed with leave-in conditioner, which defines and holds curls. Those with finer locks should try lightweight products such as oil (like the one from True Botanicals here) or mousse. Before application, remove as much water as possible from the hair; squeeze with a towel but don’t rub, Mr Buckett said. “The less you touch your hair, the better it dries,” Ms. Perry said.

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