Pool parties have always been fun and exciting. Apart from being the best events for chatting up with friends, they’re also the perfect time to achieve that healthy, sun-kissed glow you’ve always wanted.
Beach parties may look better in photos and make your Instagram feed more interesting, but pool parties have a fun, chill vibe to them and more often require far fewer preparations from the host.
So, now that summer is here, and you’ve done all the swimming pool repair and cleaning you need, it’s time to put on your swimsuit, invite your BFFs in Keller over and have a memorable pool party. But, it’s not just fun floaties and water guns you’ll need. You have to look your best as well.
Here are some beauty essentials that every girl should know about before jumping into a pool party:
1. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen.
Don’t forget your protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Using sunscreen will help your skin stay moisturized and protected from sun damage, even if you’d like a bit of a tan.
If you’re usually very pale during the colder months, now is your perfect chance to see some color on your skin. Instead of sunscreen, you can also put on some tanning lotion, but make sure to stay under the sun only for a couple of hours.
2. Do minimal hair styling.
As you’ll be spending most of your time soaking in the pool, there’s no need to do some tricky hairstyles. Nice, effortless-looking beachy waves are all you need. If it’s just a simple outdoor pool party, just apply some heat protectant and you’re good to go.
3. Put on some waterproof makeup.
So, you might think, “Why would you even wear makeup when you’re going to the pool?” And the simple answer is, “Why not?” Just because you’ll be soaking wet for about 95% of the time doesn’t mean you no longer have to look a bit more put together. Besides, what are waterproof makeups for?
4. Get rid of unwanted hair.
Free your body of unwanted hair. Have your legs and other exposed skin waxed a day before the party, so you’ll be ready to flaunt them. A few pumps of some hair removing cream would do the trick.
5. Keep your nails clean.
Doing this step will not only make you look clean and hygienic. By cutting your nails, you’ll also avoid hurting yourself while having fun in the pool.
6. Prepare your other essentials.
Apart from your bikini, you also need to load your tote bag with other items such as sunglasses, a stock of fresh clothes, slippers, and body lotion. If possible, you can also carry a travel hairdryer. Wear minimal jewelry as they may only fall off while you’re busy partying.
Skin-baring outfits and dips in the pool present beauty challenges when you’re having fun. However, with enough preparation, you’ll be ready to make a splash and have the best time of your life with your closest pals right in your backyard.