When the temps soar, sometimes a girl feels like she’s just gonna melt. But the summer heat doesn’t have to mean ya look like a hot mess. Here’s how to beat some of the season’s biggest beauty busters.
You shaved your bikini line and now—eeek!—you’ve gota ton of red bumps.
The Fix: When you’re shaving sensitive areas, make sure to use a super-sharp razor and shaving cream. If you’ve already got bumps, try Tend Skin. It’ll minimize any spots ya got. Don’t want to shell out? Dip a cotton ball in some milk and apply to the affected area. Weirdly, moo juice has properties that’ll squash irritation.
You start sweating as soon as ya step outta the house.
Try a clinical-strength deodorant or Certain Dri. The key to getting the most outta these products? Following the directions on the package. Ya can’t always pop these on the a.m., like a normal antiperspirant.
A day in flip-flops means you’ve got filthy feet and—uh-oh—dinner is in seconds.
The Fix: On-the-go wipes! We love that you can pop these puppies in your bag to freshen up tired dogs. Perf for getting rid of grub in an instant.
Your mascara, liner and shadow look icky by the end of the day.
The Fix: Lighten up, girl. Lotsa makeup in the summer heat spells disaster. Opt for a bold shadow (like aqua or violet) and waterproof mascara—and that’s it. SPF lip balm can finish it off. Keep blotting papers handy for sopping up excess oil when you’re out and about.
By: Katie Abbondanza
POSTED ON 6/4/2010 11:15:00 AM