When the weather is impossibly hot, it’s easier to jump into a pool than slather our face with our usual winter make-up palette and melt throughout the day. Many women will just give up on make-up completely, while others will force themselves through the heat with way too much on their face.
If you think you can’t wear make-up during summer, you’re wrong. Just don’t wear too much if you know you are going to sweat. We’ve picked our Top 10 Must Have Beauty Products To Help You Beat The Heat.
Realistically, these ten products are all you will really need all summer if you are make-up minimalists like us.
You are going to want to protect your pucker with something multi-purpose like Fresh’s Sugar Rose Lip Treatment. Not only does this lip treatment really “treat” your lips like a balm, it tastes great, as a natural rosy color, and SPF 15 so your lips protected and pretty.
Don’t ever be scared to wear mascara in summer again. Blinc Kiss Me mascara is smudge-proof, clump-proof, and sweat-proof. The mascara forms water-resistant tubes around the eyelashes.
And apparently when you want to remove it the tubes “slide” off your lashes so you don’t have to use make-up remover? That sounds creepy, but so cool.
Cream foundation will likely sweat off in the summer sun so a sheer, illuminating mineral powder and few dabs of concealer should do the trick. Bare Escentuals’ Bare Minerals is a perfect choice for a little bit of skin-nurturing coverage with a lot of mileage.
Powder blushers or lipstick might melt off or look a little intense during the hot summer months which is why a natural looking stain like Benefit’s Benetint is so perfect. Put some on your cheeks, a little on your lips, and you will look naturally flush, not insane.
Every good summer make-up routine needs a primer and the BECCA Mineral SPF Primer not only has skin-nourishing minerals and antioxidants, vitamins, green tea, and CoQ10, but it has SPF 30 and it keeps make-up on your face.
We weren’t going to suggest you go out feeling overexposed, especially at the work place. A little dab or two of concealer never hurt anyone and with Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer you can cover up blemishes and not have to worry that it will get gunky or melt off your face in the summer sun.
Sandal foot. We all get it in the summer, especially if we are walking around a lot down dusty sidewalks. Easy solution: Add a little foot scrub to your regular weekly pedicure routine. Not only is Avon’s Tropical Coconut Sea Salt Foot Scrub cheap at around three dollars, it also smells like a tropical beach.
It’s practically impossible not to spend sometime out in the sun by the pool or the beach when the weather is so hot. If you are swimming around in chlorine, salt water, and your head is exposed to the sun you are going to need a little hair therapy.
A Davines hair building pak will do just the trick with all-natural ingredients like almond butter and argan butter. Your head will never what hit it.
Spent the day at the pool or beach? Counteract the damage of the sun, chlorine, and seawater with a rich hair mask. Davines After Sun Moisturizing Pak contains all-natural ingredients like almond butter and argan oil and leaves locks soft and shiny.
Lotion sunblock can be greasy, not cover all the necessary spots, and hard to put on over make-up when you know you are going to need a spontaneous sunblock touch-up during your lunchtime jaunt. While this spray on sunblock is made for kids, it’s perfect for active adults.
Another perk for those with colored hair? You can spray it over your recently dyed tresses to protect it!
If you want to hydrate, smell amazing, and maybe release some positive energy (depending on whether you believe in that sort of stuff), rosewater is perfect for those hot summer days where your skin is feeling parched and you need a splash of scent without overwhelming around you.
Plus, it’s a great way to style your hair without sticky chemicals in hairspray or oil.