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If the local beach has lost its splendor to you, that’s not surprising. While the common go to place for summer has always been the beach, a change of scenery is in order. There’s so much outside of your town, even your country, that’s waiting to be explored.

And when’s a good time to get there? Summer of course!

sea-418742_1280-300x225-3280936To get the ball rolling, here are some of the best places to get your summer going:

So what are you waiting for? Grab your summer clothes and your sunscreen; time to hit the road! If not, now is a good time to grab the earliest tickets for a trip to these places. There’s nothing like the much needed rest, relaxation and your fair share of vitamin D for this season.

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With the sun setting the temperature up a notch, it’s no surprise that summer is going to spell out even hotter this year. In fact, in the recent years, we’ve been experiencing hotter days. While it may be a common trait for the upcoming season, this is definitely quite alarming.

sun-1323378_1280-300x199-1629512Hotter days means more damage that can be caused by the sun; be it to the environment or to your body. In fact, one of the rising ailments of the century is skin cancer.

While we can’t always determine when skin cancer strikes, there is one known way to prevent it from happening. This is done by the constant application of sun screen. During the course of summer, sunscreen is a topical application that is commonly applied to your skin. However, this usually happens when we’re about to dive into the waters and hardly a thought if we’re just going to go to the park.

It’s actually very important to apply sunscreen if you’re planning to go out of the house. Be it summer or any other season, a blazing sun is going to cause a lot of damage to your skin. To best utilize the safeguarding properties of a sunscreen, you’ll need these tips:

– Sunscreen takes at least 30 minutes before it actually protects your skin. The thirty minutes is necessary since your skin needs to absorb the concoction.

– A sunscreen’s effectivity to shield you off from UV rays only lasts for a good two-three hours. Once the time is up, you’ll need to re-apply some sunscreen.

– Like lotion, if you immediately dive into the water as soon as you’ve put on some sunscreen, you’ve washed it off. You’ll also want to reapply it if you’re extra sweaty for the day.

While sunscreen is an effective guard against the sun, it’s always best to stay in the shade and wear a hat for hotter days. Don’t forget to wear some sunglasses since your eyes need their share of protection too.

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With the heat taking up a notch, getting a tan is probably one of the most sought out to-do lists for individuals during summer. However, if you’re not the type to lie down and bask much of the UV rays for getting a tan, you can still get the lovely bronze shade through using self tanners. Self tanners give you the much needed tan without having to expose your skin to the sun. This is due to the chemicals used in self tanners which inhibit the melanin on your skin thus getting you the lovely brown color.

feet-186238_1280-300x225-2124778Now, let’s look into buying a self tanner to get things started. Much like lotions and creams, there are various kinds of self tanners in the market. You might be buying one that’s not best compatible with your skin. Even if you’re new or experienced with using self tanners, there are just some tips that you might miss out. To give you the best self tanning experience, here are some tips that are helpful when purchasing your ideal self tanner:

Hopefully, with these tips in mind, you’ll be able to expand the horizon on getting a self tanner. Your old self tanner might not be working out for you so don’t hesitate to check on the other brands in the market.

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Airbrush FAQ

You must be very excited to try airbrushing on your own. Ever since the radical approach of using airbrush as a medium for applying makeup, various individuals have started to indulge in this venture. While using an airbrush may be simple, there are still various questions that mull around.

To aid you on enjoying the airbrush makeup path, here are some of the frequently asked questions about airbrushing:

What’s an airbrush?

An airbrush is an equipment which makes use of air to paint various objects be it applying tan to your skin or coloring model kits. Much like a pen, the airbrush is held in the same manner. Due to the method of painting, strokes, it derives the ‘brush’ from that approach.

Is there any specific airbrush that I should buy?

woman-729980_1280-225x300-7387659It’s best to make use of an airbrush that complements what you want. If you’re thinking of applying makeup, you don’t really need to make use of a big kit. It’s best to start out with single-action or dual –action airbrushes since they provide the best control and are capable of the finest sprays.

What kind of nozzle/s should I get?

If you’d like to start out small, the 0,2mm is the best starter for you. It has a much finer approach which is why it is great for beginners. If you’re looking for a much bigger coverage, you can also try out the 0,3mm, 0,4 and 0,5.

Is there any particular paint that I should use with an airbrush?

There’s no specific paint that the airbrush can’t work with. If you’ve been hoping to try out watercolor with the airbrush, it’s truly possible. However, it’s best to make use of airbrush ready paint to avoid the paint from clogging up your airbrush. If you’re curious to try out various paints, it’s important to thin them out before putting them into the color pan.

How often should I clean my airbrush?

It’s ideal to clean your airbrush after every application to avoid the chances of dried paint. If you’re keen on trying to dismantle and clean the airbrush piece by piece, this is a time consuming task therefore its ideal to do this once a week or once a month.