Southern Mom Loves: How to Get Summer-Ready Hair, Skin, & Nails!

How to Get Summer-Ready Hair, Skin, & Nails!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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Summer is in full swing and it's time to get beach-ready! Sun and sandals and swimsuits are here so I've put together all of the best tips and tricks that I use myself to get my hair, skin, and nails ready for the great summer show-off. You know me; They're easy and effective so even the busiest mom can get beach-ready in a flash!

Getting summer-ready hair, skin, and nails doesn't have to be a pain or take a lot of time. With just a few key products to either put in your bathroom or toss in your purse, you'll feel gorgeous in no time. :)


My #1 recommendation for hair is to get a good Argan-based hair oil. I know a lot of people are still hesitant because they think that their hair is too thin or too fine, but a single drop rubbed between your palms goes a long way. With my thickness and length, I use 6-8 drops, but less is more until you find the perfect amount that works for you.

You apply the oil to your wet, freshly washed hair (ends only, no more than 1/3 of the way up the length) and it will keep them in good condition no matter what gets thrown at them. It will also stay put in water, so summer is a great time to start seeing the difference when you add a hair oil into your beauty routine.

Another staple for summer hair is Sea Salt spray. This is more of a styling tip, but summer is the best time to wear care-free, textured hair. Look for a spray that also contains conditioning agents to make sure the salt won't dry out your hair.

You can spray it into dry hair for a quick scrunch and tousle, or spray it into wet hair for the intended look. Scrunch your hair up between your hands to encourage waves and texture and let it dry naturally. This is a no-brush style that will have you out the door faster than you thought possible. :)


My #1 tip for hands is to get a great hand cream. The skin on our hands shows wear and tear quickly, so keeping that skin moisturized is a must. If you have a favorite boutique hand cream, great, but you can also find sample sizes of your favorite body lotions in the travel-sized products section and stick one in your purse, your desk drawer, by the sink, or anywhere else you think you'll use it most.

Another great tip is to get a cuticle oil. You can get them for as little as a buck and they'll keep your natural nails and the skin around them in great condition.


Starting from the inside can help you beautify your hair, skin, and nails with no muss and no fuss. Most of the supplements I take are from Nature Made® just because I know they're a company I can trust and their Biotin is on my list of Must-Have Beauty Supplements.

Nature Made® Biotin Adult Gummies from Walmart are a great-tasting, easy way to consume biotin (3000 mcg of biotin!) which may help support healthy hair, skin, and nails in those who are biotin deficient.†

Biotin is part of the B vitamin family and we usually get it in the foods we eat, but if you haven't been eating well, you might not be getting enough. There are also lots of reasons people can become deficient in Biotin, like smoking, pregnancy, prolonged oral antibiotic use, or even genetics.

Nature Made® gives you the assurance that you’re getting the nutrients you seek from your gummies. Their Biotin gummies are USP Verified for potency, purity, and quality. They don't cut corners when it comes to your supplements. Theirs is a gummy you can trust.

You can find Nature Made® Biotin Adult Gummies in your local Walmart store in the Vitamin aisle or online here.


Let's start with the skin on our bodies. I recently discovered a clay body scrub and it's been a game-changer for me. The rough, dry skin on our knees, elbows, and feet needs exfoliation to show off the healthy skin underneath, so a good body exfoliant is a must, but if you can find a clay-based body exfoliant, use it all over for the softest, most conditioned skin of your life!

Our skin naturally produces oils and when we strip them off with soaps it can do a lot of damage. I like to add a hypoallergenic body oil to my routine at least once a week. If you get an oil blend made for the body, it will soak into the skin and won't leave you feeling greasy. Your skin will thank you by looking amazing!

Now for the delicate skin of your face. Sweating and playing during the summer months can lead to clogged pores that lead straight to blackhead city. I like to add in a mask at least once a week that will deep clean and purify my pores.

If you have dry skin, look for clay masks and if you have oily skin, look for charcoal masks. If you have aging skin, I would avoid peel-off masks and look for masks that you can wipe away or wash off. With the surge in the popularity of facial masks, you can find them just about everywhere and get them pretty cheaply.

My next tip is for on-the-go gals. Whether running errands during the hot summer months or at the beach, grab a package of soothing, refreshing facial wipes and pop them in your bag. You can freshen up at any time or soothe sunburned skin in a snap.

Look for wipes that say "refreshing" or "soothing" on the package and contain cucumber or aloe. If you think you'll have a lot of sun exposure, look for wipes in the sun care aisle (with all of the sunscreens) for a wipe that can soothe sunburn just in case. Prevention is always best, so make sure you pile on the SPF!

Have a fabulous summer and stay beautiful!


Do you take supplements for your hair, skin, and nail health? What are your summer-ready beauty tips? I love to read your comments!

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
‡Biotin may help support healthy hair, skin, and nails in those that are deficient in biotin.†

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