Summer is a time for reunions, long days and fun memories. Unfortunately, everyone can relate to the not-so-pleasant memories of frizzy hair, sweaty necks, peeling skin and rubbing thighs… just to name a few down-sides. This list of makeup hacks will transform your love-hate relationship with the hot temperatures into one that enhances your self-confidence! They’re all hacks that professional make-up artists would encourage, so you can trust they’re tried and tested.
1. Using a moisturizer with SPF
This is a brilliant way to maintain soft skin while protecting it from harmful sun rays. You’ll avoid sun burns and benefit from the anti-aging properties of SPF cream. Remember to also apply SPF to your neck, ears and lips. For best usage, reapply your SPF cream every two hours (with clean hands) and opt for an oil-free version.
2. Carry a cooling stick in your bag
This is a simple and effective method to stay cool in the hot weather. Cooling sticks, such as the one offered by Sephora, work to reduce puffiness and hydrate your skin. The solution they contain cools when it meets your skin; they’re also easy to carry around with you.
3. Invest in a good hydrating balm
When looking for a good balm, try to opt for oil-free alternatives, as these will reduce the typical greasy look that comes with warm weather. These are effective at keeping your skin hydrated and highlighted, so you can make the best use of the summer lighting!