The Talk: Sam Saboura Surviving Summer Style
Style expert Sam Saboura knows how to survive the summer in style. He gave us tips on staying chic and keeping our clothes looking new all season long.
How To Take Care Of Your Swimsuit
The first tip is keeping your swimsuit looking fabulous. The chemicals in pools can ruin the suit over time. What you want to do is get your suit wet in the shower before jumping in. The swimsuit will absorb less chlorine and this reduces damage.
When you get out of the pool, strip the suit off and submerge it in cold water. Woolite sells travel-sized detergent packs that fit in your suitcase. Clean the suit and hang it to dry. Don’t wring them out because that damages the fabric.
Lemon Juice Cleans Sweat Stains
For sweat stains, lemon juice is your best friend. Fresh squeezed lemon juice in a spray bottle with water is going to get the stains out of clothing. The acid dissolves the sweat and then you wash the garment.
Ice cubes are also helpful if you get a blood stain on your clothes. When you are active in the summer this is a great trick. Let the ice cube melt through the stain and this will prevent the stain from locking into the fabric. Do this until the stain runs clean. The stain will be completely gone after a good wash.
Baby Powder Cleans Up Oil Stains
If your tanning oil or oily makeup explodes in your purse or on your clothing, fret not! Pile up baby powder on the stain and let it sit overnight. This will absorb the stain and look good as new in the morning.
If your face gets oily, just find a public restroom. The material that the toilet seat protectors are made of is the same material that your expensive oil blot sheets are made of.
DIY Duct Tape Beach Bag
What can’t duct tape do? Saboura took a panel of fabric and duct tape (which comes in tons of styles and colors) and made a durable, fun beach tote bag. Should it get a stain or a tear, no worries. The duct tape can be used for a big bag, little bag, flip flops, or whatever your want. You can’t mess this project up.
Conditioner On Dry Hair Protects from UV Rays
For dyed hair, the summer can be harsh. The easiest way to keep the UV rays, wind and sun from damaging your color treated hair is with conditioner. Just slick your dry hair back with your conditioner and you’re ready to go. It will even condition your hair throughout the day.
DIY Self Tanner & Lip Balm Stops Bleeding
As for quick beauty tricks, Saboura is a treasure trove. You can use clear lip balm to stop bleeding from a nick when you are shaving. Self tanner is expensive, so you can make your own with paraben lotion and a strong pot of coffee. Mixing this together gives you a more natural product, plus the caffeine is really good for your skin.