Summer is all about pretty sundresses, messy beach hair and a pair of sunglasses for every mood. And while it’s the best season for those beachside Insta snaps, there are some things about those hot summer days that can be a real drag when it comes to beauty and makeup. Whether it’s protecting your hair color, rescuing your skin from a sunburn or keeping your legs smooth and skirt-ready, summer can feel like a constant beauty challenge. Luckily we’ve got 17 awesome beauty and makeup hacks to keep your skin, hair and nails looking picture-perfect all summer long.


1. Aloe Ice Cubes: Pour aloe into an ice cube tray and use them to soothe any bits of skin that didn’t get covered with sunscreen. (via Hello Natural)


2. Chamomile Bikini Line Rescue: If you start getting a rash along your bikini line, steep a couple bags of chamomile tea in hot water. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes and then lay them along your bikini line to soothe the irritation. (via Livestrong)


3. Keep Your Color: Sun, salt water and chlorine can all seriously damage your hair, especially your hair color. Perk up your locks and help extend the lifetime of your color by spritzing apple cider vinegar into your hair every time you have fun in in the sun. (via Seventeen)


4. Bye, Bye Blisters: No one wants to have Band-Aids on their toes while rocking those cute, strappy sandals you just made. Keep blisters away by rubbing your ankles and toes with deodorant (yes, deodorant!). The antiperspirant wicks away moisture and friction. (via Self)


5. Mosquito Repellent: Bugs are gross, but sometimes that bug spray can feel just as toxic, not to mention super greasy and terrible for your skin. DIY your own bug spray that’ll keep you smelling fresh and bug-bite-free. (via Brit + Co)


6. Easy Aftershave: There is nothing worse than shaving and having your legs look like they just walked through a thorny forest. Dust baby powder over your shaved legs to prevent irritation and chafing. (via DIY and Crafts)


7. Homemade Bronzing Lotion: When you want to add a bit of summery glow to your legs and arms, add some shimmery copper or gold eyeshadow to your lotion. If it’s really hot, you can even store your lotion in the fridge for an instant, cooling refresher. (via Elements of Ellis)


8. Frizz Control: We adore coconut oil for a multitude of beauty reasons, one of which includes keeping the frizz under control. Mix up equal parts coconut and avocado oil together and spritz into the ends of your hair to keep moisturized on the hottest of days. (via Seventeen)


9. Baby Powder as Sand Repellant: We’ve sung the praises of baby powder before as dry shampoo, but throw a bottle into your beach bag for this ah-mazing hack. Sprinkle powder on your feet, legs and body and you’ll be able to wipe all of the sand off immediately. (via Beauty High)


10. Baking Soda Rescue: From giving extra shine to your hair to working as an exfoliant for removing self tanner to unclogging pores and blackheads, baking soda may turn into your new favorite beauty product this summer. (via She Knows)


11. Shave a Little Less: With warmer weather comes more exposure, and that means more shaving. If you’re looking for a way to skip a day or two of razors, try a mix of sugar, lemon and water for an all-natural concoction that slows hair growth. (via Elle)


12. Whiten Those Pits: Yep, it’s awkward and gross, but if you’re a human chances are you’ve got some stains on those pretty white shirts. If you’re out of stain remover, put lemon juice on the stain before throwing it in the wash and those sweat stains will disappear. (via Beauty High)


13. Stick to Waterproof Makeup: Whether it’s humidity, life by the pool or a sweaty game of beach volleyball, you don’t want your makeup melting down your face. Summer-proof your makeup with some of our favorite tricks. (via Brit + Co)


14. Keep Your Nails and Nail Polish Cool: Trying to get a cute manicure before heading to the beach? First, make sure you store your polish in the fridge, because cold polish goes on more smoothly. And if you’re in a rush, dunk your freshly painted fingers in some cold water for three minutes to make sure everything is set. (via Byrdie)


15. Fix a Tan Line: Get rid of those awkward tan lines in one minute by applying moisturizer to the already-tanned skin and then use a makeup sponge to apply self-tanner to the white lines. Make sure you blend the color evenly into the paler skin for a sneaky tan line disguise. (via Makeup)


16. Beachy Waves: We’re all obsessed with messy, sexy beach hair, and this headband trick promises to work on even the straightest of tresses. (via Wikihow)


17. Overnight Sunburn Remedy: Even the most avid sunblock lovers can forget to reapply or miss a crucial area and end up with a bright red spot of pain. DIY an all-natural sunburn remedy with apple cider vinegar and coconut oil to give your skin some much needed TLC. (via Living in Another Language)

What’s your favorite summer beauty hack? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below!