By Michele Bender for Completely You
Summer beauty problem: Melted makeup
Beautiful solution: “Don't apply a full face of foundation,” cautions celebrity makeup artist and Maestro Market expert Troy Edwards. “Long-wear foundation can prevent your skin from sweating (which is necessary for cooling your face).” It can also look heavy and unnatural. “Just use a ‘touch-up’ stick to cover areas -- like around the nose -- that may be discolored,” he suggests. Also, opt for powder foundation, which gives a more sheer application than some liquids and helps reduce shine. Lastly, use blotting papers. They are amazing at sopping up oil, but leave the rest of your makeup intact. Another option? “Self tanner,” says Edwards. “It’s a great way to even your skin tone, give you color, and feel like you have nothing on!”
Summer beauty problem: Frizzy hair
Beautiful solution: Condition often. “Frizz happens when your hair isn’t hydrated enough and reaches out to the humid air for moisture,” explains Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl: The Handbook. To prevent this halo of frizz from forming, you need to keep hair from getting dehydrated. Start by avoiding sulfate-containing shampoos. “Sulfates are detergents that strip your hair (and scalp) of its natural oils,” says Massey. Also, condition your locks regularly, and leave some of the conditioner in your hair rather than rinsing it all out. Then, gently apply a gel that is alcohol- and silicone-free to wet hair. Don’t touch your strands while they dry (this just creates more frizz) and deep condition at least once or twice a week.