Ways to Stay Beautiful in Hot WeatherMonday, April 16, 2012
Summer is almost upon us. While I personally love hot weather and all the outdoor adventures that come with it, there’s no doubt that it can be harder to keep your look tied together when the mercury keeps rising. Luckily, it doesn’t take much more effort to maintain your cool, as long as you can switch your habits from winter to summer. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
- Make Primer Your Friend: It’s only 11 in the morning, and your eyeshadow has melted off and your forehead is a serious oil slick. What to do? It’s time to get yourself some makeup primer. Whether you only toss on a little lipstick and go or if you like a full look, primer can help your makeup stay beautiful longer. Foundation primer keeps your makeup from settling into your fine lines, when temperatures are high. Eyeshadow primer prevents the seemingly inevitable melting of eye makeup, and lip primer can help keep your lipstick on your mouth, not on your cup or food. If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetology or earning a degree in beauty, check out the information at Guide to Career Education.
- Go Lighter: Consider swapping out your full foundation for a tinted moisturizer or beauty balm. What’s a beauty balm, you say? It’s a beauty product that has become all the rage in Asia. It’s basically a tinted moisturizer, plus vitamins and other substances that can improve your skin tone. It’s light but helps smooth out dark marks and lines.
- Pull that Hair Up: If your hair is longer than your shoulders, take some time to master a few up-dos. A Cup of Jo has amazing and simple up-dos to try. The standard top-of-the-head bun, pretzel braid, and Gibson bun are all beautiful. Most are incredibly easy, you just have to take a few minutes to learn the steps.
- Don’t be Afraid to Fake It: I’ll be the first to admit that I love tan skin. I’m from Florida, so maybe that has something to do with my bronze obsession. Now that I’m a bit older, I’m more appreciative of the terrible effects sun can have on the skin. I’ve made the full switch over to fake tanning in the summer—and you should too! Fake tanning products have come a long way in the last few years, and no longer have that telltale orange sheen. I like L’oreal’s Sublime Bronze spray in medium. I learned this trick from a distance learning esthetician course I took on my path to earning my cosmetology license.
- Flatter Yourself: Many ladies loathe summer, due to the fact that it generally requires baring some serious skin, at least at the beach. To this I would like to say: don’t be afraid to learn new tricks when it comes to beachwear. If you’ve worn the same style of bathing suit for years, try a new cut or print. Don’t head to the beach in something you don’t feel confident in—confidence is the most important beauty product there is.
Source: OSU (2012)