It’s hot out there. With record temps in the triple-digits, it’s hard to look pulled together.
As your body uses natural cooling mechanisms, like sweating, you start melting. Eyeliner begins to drip, lipstick tends to smear, foundation begins to gradually slide down your cheeks and before you know it, you look a little like Alice Cooper.
Well, no need to worry — you can prevent looking like a hot mess with a few simple steps. Read on to learn easy tricks to avoid a summer makeup meltdown.
Less is More
Summer is a great time to let your skin breathe. Light pink and bronze colors work perfectly during the summer months because your skin naturally takes on a little darker hue. Try wearing less foundation on hot days.
Pair up a dime-sized amount of your favorite full-coverage foundation with a dollop of Daytime Protective Emulsion and blend for perfectly even skin tone. Mixing your foundation into your moisturizer will give you color and protection without looking heavy or cakey.
Try LORAC Natural Performance Foundation available at Sephora.
Blot to Trot
Stop shine in its tracks with blotting papers. These simple-to-use papers absorb excess oil and reduce shine without ruining your makeup. Sephora has a great collection infused with soothing ingredients like Tea Tree, Lavender, and Vitamin E.
Weather-Proof Your Mascara
Finding a mascara that can stand sweat and tears without wrecking your lashes can prove a daunting task. Take no chances with Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara. It lengthens, volumizes, curls, and conditions your lashes, all while staying put.
Whether you’re headed to the pool, boating, tennis, or anywhere, this little all-in-one does the trick!
Light on the Lotion
During the summer, your skin produces more moisture naturally. Heavy creams and thick lotions can make you feel like your skin is suffocating.
Try a lighter approach with Firming Body Nourisher. This multi-functional body lotion moisturizes without leaving a greasy film and contains a unique hydroxyl complex that helps skin look younger and firmer. Don’t leave home without it!
Well there’s the scoop!
Wishing you all beauty and health.
Jessica Reimer is a Senior Marketing Manager at USANA Health Sciences. If you have any stories, comments, or questions that you would like to see addressed in this feature, please send them to [email protected].
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