The sun is shining, the pools are open, the waves are crashing; it’s clear that summer is in the air. But with all that warm weather wonderfulness, comes a fresh, new crop of beauty blunders to deal with. Tackling frizzy hair or faux-glow fumbles? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. Here’s your get-gorgeous plan to keep your summer beauty routine problem-free.
Frizzy Hair: Frizzy hair and flyaways can be fixed with the help of a toothbrush and a little hairspray. Spritz some hairspray on a toothbrush and comb over unruly hairs. This will keep those annoying baby hairs in place without disrupting your ’do. If your hair needs a little more help to be completely frizz-free, try a light, smoothing oil and one of these humidity-friendly hairstyles.
Melting Makeup: The best defense against makeup meltdown is using light coverage products, as they are the least likely to travel. But when you need some extra protection, makeup artist Elle Leary recommends finishing your makeup routine with a setting spray. “Setting spray creates a mesh-like barrier that still let's your skin breathe, but also holds your makeup in place,” she says. Try Colorscience Clarifying Setting Mist, or pop a travel-sized Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray in your purse to keep the situation under control on the go.
Blemishes: If sunscreen, sweat, and sleeping in your makeup after late night summer soirées (not that we ever do that) have left you with an uninvited guest on your face, follow the advice of dermatologist Dr. Deirdre O’Boyle Hooper. To stop that unsightly spot in its tracks, “use ice and cool compresses to reduce redness. Then apply a few drops of Visine, and coat with 1% Hydrocortisone cream to minimize redness.”
Sunless Tanner Slipups: When a fake bake goes furiously wrong, your first stop should be the shower. Exfoliate with an oil-based scrub, like The Body Shop Olive Body Scrub, to help even out the color. Other color-removers include witch hazel (use a cotton ball to clean up minor mishaps) and lemons (rub a wedge on the area to lighten up dark spots).
What summer beauty pitfalls are you trying to avoid this season? Tell us in the comments!