Summer can’t come soon enough, but in addition to the warmer weather, chances are you’ll be subject to some unwelcome summer beauty woes (shiny T-zone, anyone?) as well. Here are some of my favorite solutions to help beat those inevitable summer beauty bummers.
Summer Bummer: Stretch Marks
Summer Fix: Mustela Stretch Marks Prevention Cream
Stretch marks plague most women (sigh) and they’re particularly visible in the summer. While anyone who wants to prevent stretch marks can use this prevention cream, the formula is also excellent for new and expecting mothers. Ingredients such as avocado and shea butter provide moisture and promote smooth skin. The cream itself is non-greasy, hydrates skin, and promotes skin elasticity. You rub it on your abdomen, hips, thighs, and breasts twice a day.
Summer Bummer: Sweaty pits
Summer Fix: Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant in Clear Finish
The only thing worse than having stinky pits is getting deodorant on your new summer top! This new Dove Invisible Dry Spray goes on invisible and leaves no white marks on your clothes. In fact, it’s been shown to not leave marks on 100 colors. The spray provides 48 hours of odor and wetness protection to keep you smelling fresh during sweaty summer months. It’s made with Dove moisturizers and contains no alcohol so it won’t irritate the delicate armpit area.
Summer Bummer: Blemishes and Acne
Summer Fix: Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser and Bioré Charcoal Acne Scrub
$6.49 each; Drugstores
Excessive heat, sweating, and your favorite summertime foods (sorry, ice cream!) can leave your skin more prone to acne in the summer. Charcoal is a powerhouse when it comes to fighting and preventing pimples and this duo can keep blemishes at bay. The daily cleanser contains salicylic acid to deep clean skin and stop breakouts in just 2 days. The scrub (which has exfoliating beads) should be used 2-3 times a week to get rid of dead skin cells without irritating your skin.
Summer Bummer: Sunburn
Summer Fix: Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream
This healing face cream is a multi-tasker. It addresses dehydration, redness, irritation, and sunburn. In fact, it’s 5 times more effective at healing and helping skin than typical moisturizers. The luxurious cream features medical grade active ingredients and a centuries old proprietary healing compound. When you apply it to sunburned or irritated skin, it helps skin look soft, smooth, supple, plump, and radiant.
Summer Bummer: Melting makeup
Summer Fix: Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist
There’s nothing more annoying than doing your makeup for work or a party and having it melt off of your face because of the heat. The solution? A setting spray. This is 24-hour makeup setting mist that leaves skin refreshed and flawless all day long. The fine, micro-mist delivers a glow to the complexion while locking in makeup so that it stays put even on the hottest summer day. It contains five forms of coconut to deliver maximum hydration and radiance.
Summer Bummer: Shiny, greasy skin
Summer Fix: Kat Von D Lock-It Blotting Powder
The sun and heat can cause even the driest of skin types to look oily or greasy in pictures and in real life. This lightweight pressed powder helps blot excess oil without making skin look and feel dry. What’s really unique is that it’s available in four shades: Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. You just blot it on and reapply as needed. The powder itself is ultra fine and will leave you skin looking matte all day long.
Summer Bummer: Dry, damaged hair
Summer Fix: Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock
Summer elements like chlorine and sun can take a toll on your tresses. This at-home treatment addresses dry, damaged hair. It provides instant shine and deep repair for color-treated and damaged hair and works on all colors–whether you’re blonde or brunette. Just apply it to damp hair and leave on for 1 to 5 minutes. It leaves hair 9x stronger in just one use thanks to Argan and Manketti oils.