In case Hurricane Arthur hadn’t made it perfectly clear, summer is here and with it comes some of the most annoying beauty blunders. From bumpy bikini lines to melting make-up, there is no end to the number of frustrating things that need fixing throughout any given summer day.
Keep reading for the top ten tips & tricks for surviving the summer that I swear by with some (unofficial) P.S.A.’s from celebs!
Problem: Bumpy bikini line
Solution: Swipe on deodorant post-shave.
I read this tip in one of the many magazines I pour over on long trips and have sworn by it ever since. Use your favorite clear solid to avoid unsightly redness & bumps!
Problem: Frizzy hair
Solution: Anti-freeze serum
I shampoo my whole head, condition half my hair and evenly distribute a nickel-sized amount of serum on the lower half to one-third of my hair to make sure its clean and sleek.
Solution: Starbucks napkins
In case you thought you couldn’t love Starbucks anymore, their napkins are amazing at blotting an oily T-zone.
Problem: Bug bites
Solution: Cortisone cream
I recommend any kind that features moisturizing qualities to speed up the healing process.
Problem: Sweat stains
Solution: Lemon juice
Squeeze lemon juice into stains to remove stains from clothes completely.
Solution: Chill your facial and after sun creams.
To save skin that has suffered significant sun damage, one way to help it heal is by soothing the skin and moisturizing to help recover. Freezing aloe vera in an ice tray is also a similarly great trick.
Problem: Melting make-up
Solution: A solid base
What you do past the moisturizing, priming, covering and matte-fying, is totally up to you but your bronzer and blush are only as good as their base.
Problem: Oily hairline
Solution: Baby powder
For a quick fix, dust some translucent powder on your roots and tease your roots with your fingertips. I’m a big fan of Johnson’s baby powder in a travel size for easy fixes on-the-go.
Problem: Not a single day off to visit the beach
Solution: Make-your-own bronzer
Just mix together 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of cocoa, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Instant glow!
Problem: Crumbling make-up
Solution: Freeze your eyeliner
Letting your make-up chill about 15 minutes prior to use to keep it intact and ready to use.
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