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I love summer, but I don’t love melty makeup, frizzy hair and shiny skin. Here are a few ways to look our best this summer.

If summer ever gets here, there are a number of things we need to switch up with our beauty routine.

Frizz

When the humidity climbs, our hair gets frizzy, we get flyaways and it’s just not a good hair day for anyone. There are a couple of ways to beat your hair into submission this summer. First, we can start in the shower. Try and shampoo less. I know it sounds counterproductive, but trust me on this one. Many shampoos strip out the natural oils that keep our hair in line. If you just bought a bottle of shampoo, don’t panic. Shampoo your hair just two or three times per week. The days you don’t shampoo, just use conditioner. The other way to do it if you have to shampoo daily, is to use a styling cream or serum to lock out humidity. Use it on the ponytail section of your hair to keep you from looking like Roseanne Roseanna Danna. My favorite is It’s a 10 Miracle Styling Serum.

Sweat Stains

They’re the worst, aren’t they? Nothing like pointing to something in your Power Point presentation and having a giant pit stain. Ugh. When you’re getting ready in the morning, check what you use for under arm protection. Is it deodorant alone or is it an antiperspirant too? Deodorant does just that – de-odorizes your underarms. Antiperspirant has salts that block your sweat glands from producing perspiration. If your regular stick isn’t cutting it, try a clinical strength version of what you already use. One thing that I was told to do and it actually works is to put on antiperspirant at night before you go to bed. When you’re at rest, the salts dissolve better to form a better layer of protection – even during your shower. My favorite? Secret Invisible Solid.

Sunburn

First of all, you should always wear sunscreen when you’re going to be outside for a prolonged period, especially if you haven’t had any sun exposure, but just in case you do get sunburned, there are a few ways to ease your pain. I laid out in the sun once on the first day of summer when the sun is the highest in the sky and the strongest it will get all year and I had the worst sunburn I have ever had in my whole life. Scared the buhjeezis out of me. Aloe vera straight out of the refrigerator always feels good. If you don’t have any aloe on hand, soak a wash cloth in ice cold milk and gently run it over your skin. It will ease the burning feeling. Skin that’s well moisturized is also less likely to peel, so make sure you apply lotion a couple times a day. My favorite is First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.

Melty Makeup

Is your makeup slip sliding away in warm temperatures? Before you apply your makeup, set it with a primer and then sweep a translucent powder over the top. Also look for waterproof or water resistant cosmetics for the summer. Shine can also be a problem when the temperature goes up. Try a mattifying bb cream and a mattifying foundation to combat shine and meltiness. Rice paper sheets can help mop up the mess, but so can ordinary tissue paper. My favorite? Bare Minerals.

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