We know you didn’t bust your butt in the gym all winter to have a great body and a face of melted makeup and limp curls come summer. But with scorching temperatures outside, it can be hard to put your best face forward with the sun beaming down on it and threatening your ‘do as well.
We all know the key to summer beauty is keeping it low-maintenance, but you also have to have the right low-maintenance products. That’s where we come in with these beauty buys that will not only keep you shining in the sun but protect your skin and hair as well.
It’s quite possible you’ve already put away your foundation for the next three months, and we get it. In this heat no one wants to wear anything that will make them even hotter. But say you still have a few things you want to cover up — like pores or fine lines for instance — then this Blur Stick should be your new best friend. Touted as “the universal face filter,” this silicone-free primer mattifies and minimizes the appearance of pores up to 68%. You can wear it alone for a fresh-faced look or under foundation to make it last longer.
Wheat Protein, pliable styling polymers, and Anti-Frizz Nano Technology are the secret to this gel which expands as heat and humidity rise to hold curls and prevent frizz. If washing and going is your summer hair care plan, you’re going to need this product to lock those curls in.
Skip the wet paper towel when you want to cool down after being out in the heat and treat your face to a refreshing mist with OLEHENRIKSEN’s Facial Water. This product soothes and hydrates skin with provitamin B5 and blend of cucumber and chamomile extract, plus it won’t ruin your makeup. Instead, it adds to your glow.
If saying no to foundation is a no for you, you’ll want to make the switch to MAC’s Pro Longwear waterproof foundation this season. The formula, which lasts 24 hours, can withstand sweating and can be used as a foundation or concealer.
Despite knowing sunscreen is a must, many of us don’t apply it unless we’re going to the beach. The truth is you should wear sunscreen anytime the sun is out — not just when you’re laying directly in it. But since we know you didn’t beat your face just to go and ruin it with a layer of sunscreen lotion or spray, let us introduce you to this invincible setting powder which works just like any other translucent powder on the market, except it’s formulated with SPF 45 to protect your skin from harmful rays.
There’s little that worse than being hot, sticky, and sweaty with somewhere important to be. Yuni gives new meaning to the phrase bird bath with this cleansing foam you simply apply to skin after towel drying perspiration and rub in until absorbed. No one will have a clue you didn’t really just hop out the shower.
If you know anything about sunburns, you know aloe is a summer essential. Step up your lip game this season by switching over to this easy-to-carry lip tin packed with aloe which is clinically proven to heal lips.
Everyone wants to glow in the summer, but you don’t have to bake in the sun — or products — to do it. This light-reflecting gold dust from Amika can be used for your skin or hair to add shine where it counts.
You’re going to need something to get the chlorine and salt water out of your hair after a dip in the pool or ocean, but it doesn’t have to be shampoo or even conditioner. Opt for a no-rinse cleanser like this one from SheaMoisture which was made specifically to remove scalp buildup and refresh protective styles like weaves, braids, and extensions without a full wash.
Chances are you’re inhaling a lot more fresh — or not so fresh — air this time of year and it may be a good idea to build up your defenses against pollutants and free radicals. That’s where Air Patrol comes in. Made with citrus bioflavonoids, a compound shown to reduce cholesterol levels and control inflammation and lung health, this supplement has your back against air pollutants and smoke.