As much as I love summer, with the beach trips and lack of homework, sometimes the hot, sticky weather can get to me. Sure, the warmth is great when I’m tanning in my backyard, but it becomes less appealing when I need to look cute, or even moderately presentable, during the day. If only I could get away with wearing shorts and a t-shirt all the time!
I’m sure you can all relate to this problem on some level. Not only can summer heat cause sweat stains, but it also leads to the inevitable shiny-forehead and makeup-crease issues. Unfortunately, these are only the beginning of the style complications that the heat can cause. To help you Lovelies (and myself) beat the heat, I’ve made a list of tip to keep you looking fresh, even when you feel like you’re melting.
What do you think, Lovelies? Do you have any easy tips for staying sweat-free in the summertime?
Problem: Your head won’t stop sweating, and it’s messing up your perfect ‘do!
Solution: This common issue can be fixed by using dry shampoo or paper towels. I love dry shampoo for decreasing hair oil, it works great! If you don’t want to spend the money or don’t have time to run to the store, keep a couple squares of super-absorbent paper towels in your purse to blot an oily hairline. If you find that your hair is greasy 24/7, you may want to switch to a formula specifically designed for oily hair.
Problem: No matter how much deodorant you apply in the morning, it doesn’t seem to work!
Solution: Try applying deodorant at night to increase its effectiveness. The extra time gives the ingredients time to start working before you wake up in the morning. You won’t have to worry about re-applying during the day either, especially if you use a 24-hour antiperspirant.
Problem: Your eyelids get greasy, and as a result your eye shadow creases
Solution: To give your eyeshadow extra lasting power, dip the brush in water before putting it in the eyeshadow. Not only does this give the shadow a nice finish, but it helps the color last longer.
Problem: Permanent facial shine
Solution: Gwyneth, in this photo, has a problem that many of us do in the summer – shiny skin (but she still looks beautiful, I have to admit). To decrease shine, I recommend investing in a translucent face powder, which can stop shine. My favorite is the “mineral veil” power from Bare Minerals. If you’re not wearing foundation, oil-blotting sheets are a great way to combat shine.
Problem: Your favorite shirt has fallen victim to the dreaded pit stains
Solution: This, unfortunately, is a problem that many of us have. If you know that you’re going to be in a professional situation, or any situation where you think you’ll sweat, stick to light colored tops. If you’re extra-nervous, try wearing a light t-shirt or undergarment underneath a long-sleeved blouse to prevent the sweat from showing. Desperate? Cut-up panty liners work great for preventing underarm stains. Sure, it feels uncomfortable (I would know, I’ve done it), but it works!
Problem: “Cakey” foundation
Solution: When the face gets too sweaty, foundation can have a chalky, “cakey” appearance. This is often caused by using a thick layer of foundation, which can start to run when the face starts to sweat. To combat this problem, try using a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation. It feels lighter, keeps the skin hydrated, and is less likely to gain the cake-like appearance that foundation does.