Humidity is the beauty-battle we fight during the summer. And after having moved to the South, which is a whole new territory for me, I’ve really had to step up my beauty game to handle the weather woes thrown my way. I’ve had my share of days when I thought I was ready to go, only to step outdoors and seconds later, appear as though I never got ready in the first place! So long perfectly curled hair….or so I thought. Luckily, I found some amazing secret weapons for keeping my hair and skin happy both indoors and out, no matter the weather!
This finishing hairspray is the last step to your hairstyling routine during the summer. After spending time straightening or curling your hair, you don’t want to lose your look to frizz. Quickly spray this over your hair, and the formula will block humidity, reduce frizz, and smooth your hair. The reason I love this hairspray is because it works time after time and does not leave my hair feeling greasy or sticky, as other products have in the past.
For years I have turned to R+Co to treat my hair (after being introduced to the line by my hairstylist back in SF). This spray is great for eliminating fly-away and controlling those annoying “baby” hairs. It is also a heat-protectant when you use various irons to style your hair. I use this + the Living Proof Humidity Shield when the humidity and weather is not in my favor.
I love the way my skin feels after I use this product. I apply Ole Henriksen after I cleanse my face, and prior to applying moisturizer. It preps the skin for long hours of wearing makeup and gives my face a natural glow. I’ve also used this facial waters at different times of the day when I am in need of a little revival. Keeping my dry skin hydrated, especially in hot weather temps, is key to keeping it happy.
While blotting linens are a must-have all year long, they are especially useful in the summer. Long summer days spent outside in humid weather often result in sweat and excess oil on your skin, which leaves a not-so-charming shine. To get rid of unwanted shine, just pull a blotting linen out of your bag and dab your face once or twice. This is such a quick fix. The blotting linens take the excess oil right off your skin. I’ve found these useful for touch-ups, especially when traveling in hot climates and not having time to head back to our room to freshen up. What’s great about these blotting wipes is that they reduce unnecessary shine without altering your makeup and they’re compact enough to carry around with you everywhere.
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