Let’s face it its smoldering-hot outside in Dallas and the last thing you want to do is layer lotions and makeup in the heat. Today I got to visit my friends at Good Day KDFW FOX Dallas to share some expert tips on staying refreshed.
Beauty melt-downs come in all shapes and sizes in the summertime. Although, we weren’t able to cover all, we did partner with some cool brands to help you keep up your gorgeous in the Texas heat.
Hair is always top of the list when it comes to humidity and heat. Flat, sweaty hair, and the frizziness…oh the swell of every strand… Find a product/styler that is weightless but still coats the strands to combat humidity and sweat. This little jewel from Alterna has a huge red carpet following for keeping hair smooth and looking glam. Alterna Haircare Caviar Omega+ Anti-Frizz Dry Oil Mist ($34 at Sephora and Sephora.com) was unveiled at the 2017 Met Gala – Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls, Gwyneth Paltrow + Laura Dern all used this product for their red carpet looks. Not only does it smooth fly-aways and control frizz for up to 8 hours (without adding any weight), but it also provides heat protection up to 450 degrees. So you can use it before you use hot tools or after your done styling for a boost of shine and anti-frizz benefits.
“Stop layering products and find all-in-one or multitasking products to eliminate buildup and stickiness on skin in the summertime.”
Caress Pure Embrace Body Wash ($3.99 @ Target Stores and on Target.com). Eliminate the layering of lotion and even fragrance after the shower with this body wash infused with almond oil and white flower extracts. Oil works deep into skin while showering for lasting hydration while a soft, clean, fragrance is designed to work overtime on skin.
Combine your skincare, sunscreen and foundation into one step with ISDINCEUTICS Skin Drops ($52.00 @ ISDIN.com). Why don’t we have more options to mix our own foundation? Thanks to the Barcelona brand ISDIN, we now have these highly pigmented drops to add to our favorite sunscreens and beauty fluids. They basically melt into skin and give as little or as much coverage as needed. Skin drops are weightless but heavily pigmented so only two to three drops are needed. We recommend mixing on the back of hand then applying to face with a synthetic foundation brush. The brand sadly only has two shades, but I am told they are coming out with one more soon and it will be set to a deeper tone.
Oily skin? Adult breakouts? Massive pores? Scared to wear sunscreen or lotions under makeup in the summer? NeoStrata (one of my all-time favorite brands) has your concerns and your pores covered with NeoStrata Refine Oil Control Gel ($42.00 Neostrata.com). The gel conceals, absorbs and creates the most perfect matte base or primer to skin imaginable. Under makeup or alone, you will see smooth, shine-free skin for hours. Perfect for men and women, the gel is also great pre-workout to battle bacteria as well as oil.
“When you just need to wipe it all away.”
Whether its just a quick refresh or a complete clean wipe off POND’s Original Fresh Moisture Clean Towelettes work to freshen and even wipe away waterproof makeup. The Towelettes were designed to remove oils, and rebalance skin. Since summertime can get a bit slimy, we chose the best oil battling cloth out there.