Summer is the best time of year: it’s filled with sunny weather, tanned skin, beach days, and late summer nights. Really, what else could you want? Even though summer means all these amazing things, there’s no denying that the hot and humid weather can leave us with frizzy hair, oily skin, and a melted face of makeup. Not a good look. Thank goodness there are a few tips and tricks up our sleeves for thriving in this humidity. There’s no reason why the best time of the year should keep you from looking and feeling your best, so here are some beauty tips for surviving humid weather!
The best thing you can do for your body and your skin during the summer months is staying hydrated. This will help with hair frizz and over-oily skin.
Remember that Less Makeup is Always More, Especially in the Summer.
Thick makeup application during the summer is never a good idea – you leave the house feeling like a million dollars, and the second you step into the humidity…all your hard work becomes a greasy mess. Trade in the full coverage foundation for an oil-free tinted moisturizer, and enjoy giving your skin a summer vacation.
Primer is your New Beauty Best Friend.
Say hello to your new best friend – primer. Primer helps your makeup stay on longer (if you do choose to wear makeup), and is crucial if you want to keep your look locked in place this summer. Pro beauty tip – prime your face with Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (Click here). And follow up your makeup application with another spritz.
Apply Little to No Powder Makeup.
Sunkissed skin and face powder don’t mix. Sometimes even a small amount of face powder can leave you looking matted and caked up, and it tends to crease in the heat. If you want to highlight your summer glow, opt for a creamy bronzer! Remember to apply the bronzer to your forehead, cheeks, and nose to compliment a natural tan.
Swap Lipstick for a Lip Stain.
Heavy cream or matte lipsticks have no place in the summer sun. Summer is about keeping it light and that also goes for what you wear on your lips. Lip stain is an amazing summer alternative to lipstick. It gets the job done and lasts longer than lipstick. Try Clarins Water Lip Stain (Click here).
Apply Sunscreen Throughout the Day.
There is no question that skin is greatly affected by the sun. In the summer, when the UV index is at its highest, it’s important to make sure you are taking extra care to protect your skin. Find a good face sunscreen with high SPF—or better yet, trade your heavy face cream for a lightweight summer moisturizer with SPF—and remember to always bring a hat with you if you are going out into the sun for several hours!
Opt for Waterproof Makeup for the Summer.
Waterproof makeup is a good option when you’re facing a hot and humid summer. Waterproof also means sweat-proof, which is crucial for humid days spent in the summer sun. Try Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer (Click here).
Use Dry Shampoo to Avoid Over-Washing your Hair.
When you are sweating every single day, even the days where you are just walking to go get the mail, it can be tempting to wash your hair every day. In efforts to save your hair from drying out from too much shampooing, incorporate dry shampoo into your hair care routine to give you a couple of days between shampooing. Summer hair is just as important as summer skin!