It’s getting hot in here … but not in a good way! You’re blow-drying your hair, but as soon as it’s dry, your roots are soaked with sweat. You’re done applying your makeup, but before you can even reach for your setting powder, the dreaded drops of perspiration have sprouted up on your perfectly blended foundation. Sound familiar? Summer days present a variety of beauty challenges, but one of the most obnoxious of them all is when your sweat is pouring before you’re even out the door. It can be a real battle! Not ready to wave the white flag just yet and give up on looking decent on a hot day? With these tricks, not only will you be able to look great before you leave the house but you’ll also look great all day! Talk about winning the battle and the war!
Step 1: Hack Your Shower Routine
If you’re like most of us, you get out of the shower, and the whole room is hot and sticky. This is already a recipe for disaster if you don’t have another place to do your hair and makeup. (For those of you lucky enough to have a vanity outside the bathroom, you can skip this section!) Even if you have central A/C blasting throughout your home, the bathroom will still likely feel too hot to function on a really hot day.
So before you even get in the shower, make sure all the vents are on and, if possible, keep the bathroom door open. Then, keep your shower to a minimum so the rest of the bathroom doesn’t get too hot. Lastly, and probably most important, is to preemptively raise your body temperature by standing under icy cold water for as long as you can handle right before you get out of the shower. Rinsing your hair under cold water is something you should be doing for shiny hair anyway, so we consider the moments of relative discomfort worth it.
If you’re already sweating, sometimes using a setting powder can leave concentrated powder marks on your freshly made-up face. Not exactly ideal, right? In this instance, we recommend using a setting spray, specifically Urban Decay Cooling & Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray because, well, the words “cooling” probably never sounded so good.