Find out what Fashion Style Magazine has to say about some of the most common summer beauty questions — from sun protection to makeup secrets to hair care, these tips will have you feeling beautiful in no time!
Q: Is wearing makeup at the beach wrong?
A: Not necessarily. Just beware of anything too obvious, says Smashbox makeup artist Lori Taylor. Swipe on a tinted moisturizer with SPF to cover up any redness, and go for natural colors on your eyes and lips — pink, peach, gold, and bronze offset a summery skin tone, explains Taylor. Avoid anything too sticky or creamy, as it will attract sand and break down faster in the sun.
Q: Sunscreen makes me break out. What should I do?
A: It’s simple, says David Leffell, MD, professor of dermatology and surgery at Yale University. Just use an oil-free, fragrance-free potion. We like Good Skin All Right Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30, $12.
Q: How can I stop sweating so much? I’ve tried every antiperspirant on the market, and I still perspire nonstop!
A: Put it on at night, too. That way, it will have plenty of time to absorb into your skin and start working, says Atlanta dermatologist Darren Casey. In the morning, shower and swipe on another coat as you normally would. Your pits should be good to go.
Q: My hair is fried from the sun. Any tips?
A: If summer fun has wreaked havoc on the health of your hair, pamper your tresses back to their prime with this daily at-home conditioning routine suggested by Gil Ferrer, owner of Gil Ferrer salon in New York City: Mix equal parts of a scalp-soothing mint-oil conditioner and a shampoo made for your hair type. Try Gil Ferrer CoolScalp Conditioner, $28, or Graham Webb Ice Cap Revitalizing Conditioner, $12. Suds up with this mane-moisturizing concoction, and rinse thoroughly. Follow with a deep conditioner, rubbing the ends of your hair as you let it soak in for a few minutes. Rinse, and apply a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen to shield your strands from do-damaging UV rays.