Summer beauty tips that tackle heat and humidity
Simple and effective beauty hacks to keeping you looking fresh and stress-free.
The sticky hot, end-of-summer weather can really put a damper on our beauty routine. The out-of-control humidity makes us look sweaty not dewy, frizzy not tamed and generally feeling like we’re a hot, not-pulled-together mess. We’re letting cooler heads prevail by offering up summer beauty tips every girl should know no matter how high the temperature gets.
Apply quality serums consistently
Leading aesthetician Yonat Zilberg (right), whose clients include celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs, rely on Israeli skincare line Future Cosmetics Boutique to build better skin. (Photo: Courtesy photo)
Yonat Zilberg, a leading aesthetician with more than 25 years of experience, owns the luxury Los Angeles Yonat Spa Boutique and suggests cleaning skin with toner twice a day and then applying a serum by Israeli skincare brand Future. “I always recommend Future Beauty Drops serum because the product moisturizes and nourishes the skin giving you a beautiful natural glow without leaving you feeling greasy,” says Zilberg. The aesthetician, who has a long roster of A-list celebrity clientele, says she's been working with Future products in her boutique spa for years and uses it on herself as well.
Use dry shampoo before bed
There are almost as many oil glands on your scalp as your forehead, which is why the roots of your hair get oily. It may seem counterintuitive, but during the summer, it’s best to apply dry shampoo at night, not in the morning. This allows your roots to let the product absorb oil and perspiration throughout the night, leaving you with fresh, reinvigorated locks when you wake up.
Keep nail polishes cool
Those of us who enjoy DIY manicures and nail art know that dealing with polish in the summer is a whole different beauty dilemma. The heat can react with ingredients in nail polish to make it thick, globby and impossible to apply. Before you toss out your favorite polishes, try storing your nail polish in the fridge. This will salvage your polish, save you money and keep it cool so you’ll enjoy a stress-free mani session. But hold up: You needn’t put all of your polishes in the fridge and take precious shelf space. Simply put the color you’d like to use in the fridge for about an hour before you’d like to paint your nails.
One of the more self-tortuous things we deal with is shooting hot air on our heads while we’re sweating and about to have a heat stroke. Before you pick up your trusty blow dryer, apply a swipe of deodorant to the back of your neck to prevent freshly styled locks from sticking to your neck.
Fight frizz with coconut oil
Sure, there are countless frizz-fighting products on the market, but why not get the same results by using products from your kitchen while saving money? Plus, you know you’ll be mixing up a completely natural, chemical-free concoction. Simply mix two tablespoons of coconut oil with two tablespoons of avocado oil into a spray bottle, and then mist those frizzy, dried out areas of your hair (just avoid your roots).
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the web’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site for women. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, and Cottages & Gardens. Lindsay has been featured as a fashion and beauty expert on the Veria Living Network. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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