Feel the burn! In case you haven’t noticed it’s still pretty hot out there. Temperatures from coast to coast are rising and the heat is building up. With the heat intensifying from Los Angeles to New York it can be near impossible to keep your hair primped and ready to go or even to slab on a coat of makeup– foundation plus sweat makes for a frustrating mess! But not everyone can forgo makeup at any given time even if it’s 90 plus degrees. So what to do? Look for beauty products aimed at combating summer heat.
There are numerous beauty buys, some of which are affordable, that are created to help maximine your look while minimizing the side effects of too much humidity and heat.When it comes to summer beauty buys there are a few well known products that give us a sense of familiarity like SPF lotion and creams, and atomizers to name a few. In addition to the well known, there a few others that are just as useful and will help you look your best in spite of the heat. Speaking of looking your best, here are a few summer beauty tips and beauty buys for every budget…
Summer beauty tips
Utilize more colors. The summer is sunny and bright giving us good enough reason to use as many colorful options at our disposal. If you once feared wearing bright tangerine makeup, you can now take the plunge and add as many orange variations as you please. Start out slow with bright tangerine nail polish or move all the way up in courage and sport an orange lip. The summer’s color palette is an open lane.
Take care of your skin. Makeup is fine and dandy but what’s the use if the skin underneath it is suffering from visible damage? Make sure your skin is tended to by cleansing your pores as heat and sweat tends to build up and can easily clog the surface. It’s not unusual to wash your face at least two to three times a day during the summer. And even though there is a lot of moisture going around it’s still your best bet to moisturize your skin. Use a natural based moisturizer free of any harsh chemicals.
When in doubt tie it up. We know beach wavy hair is ideal for this time of year and everyone is dying to try out the ombre hairstyle if they haven’t already done so, but for the days were 90+ is the norm it’s best to keep hair away from the face tied up in a bun or knot. A lot of people also like to experiment with hairstyles during the summer with many seeking the convience of trendy braids. The summer is also a good time to make use of hair ornaments which aid in keeping hair away from the face and sweat off your tresses.
Here are a few summer beauty buys at every price…
Nassif MD Bio-Rythmic SkincareClock AM™ Serum $95 nassifmdskincare.com
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanilla Scrub $58 lordandtaylor.com
Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Color Control Bright Moisturizers SPF 35 $52 sephora.com
Korress Yohgurt Cooling Gel $26 sephora.com
Manna Kadar Lip Gloss in ‘Brilliant’ $24 mannakadarcosmetics.com
Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee in ‘Pink Escape’ $22 josiemarancosmetics.com
Sally Hershberger Hair Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray $11.50 amazon.com
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water $10 beautyencounter.com
Zoya Nail Polish in ‘Darcy’ $9 zoya.com
Say Yes to Cucumbers Towelettes $8.49 ulta.com