The Sweaty Girl’s Guide to Summer Beauty
Look cool even when it’s hot
Ahh, summer. Half-day Fridays, trips to the beach…melting makeup? We’re all about having dewy skin, but for those of us who perspire on the reg, the look can go from fresh and youthful to gross and uncomfortable really quickly. This summer, stay cool and look cooler with these seven tips.
Forget about foundation
Use a BB or CC cream instead. It’s way lighter, sweats off less obviously and still provides a fair amount of coverage and tint. We like bareMinerals Complexion Rescue ($29).
Keep a fan and a hankie on you at all times
Why have you not bought a collapsible paper fan yet? And please stop dabbing your sweat with a Starbucks napkin.
Put away the powder
To combat shine, use oil blotting sheets instead. Your makeup will stay intact and the sheets won’t clog pores like a powder would.
Say no to sweat stains
Listen, pit stains happen to the best of us. To get rid of them, spray lemon juice on the affected areas right before washing your clothes.
To tame flyaways quickly and cost-effectively, brush 'em down with a dry toothbrush. (Then put your hair in one of these frizz-friendly styles.)
Remember: cool neck, cool body
This is not the time to think you’re above a ponytail. We swear by soft hair ties like Mane Message, which won’t leave a weird wave in your hair when you take it down.
Distract yourself from the heat
Make a killer playlist (or listen to one of these). Magically, you’re too entertained to think about that inner-elbow drip…sorta.