We’re halfway through vacation season but it feels like the scorching summer fever is not backing down anytime soon. Too bad I can’t just #ijustwanttobeonthebeach myself to cool waters since I have other things to do at the moment. What’s a girl to do?
If I had it my way and I had an AC then I would definitely lock myself up and get the room as cold as I can then doze off to dreamland. Obviously I have to be a bit more creative on how to beat the heat this summer. Here are my tips and tricks when you have no other choice but to brave through hellish temperatures.
Stay hydrated. I know that you already know this. But admit it or not you may not really be drinking enough H2O to keep you cool. I for one would have to force myself to down 3 liters of water a day. Try flavored water if you can’t stand the blandness of it. Sometimes I’d simply eat fruits like watermelon since it adds up to your daily intake. Aside from counting calories try to count how many liters of water you’re drinking daily.
Keep it simple… With your makeup I mean. There’s no need for you to put much on your face since there’s a high chance you’d just be wiping it off due to sweating. I’m happy that my makeup routine is perfect for this. Skip the foundation then just put some blush and your favorite lipstick and you’re good to go. Personally I add definition to my brows since it makes a huge difference on my face. A good trick as well is to use a primer like Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser. I noticed that it makes my skin look smoother and fresh-faced.
Trying to look fresh
Breezy clothing. This is pretty obvious. Prioritize comfort and opt for summer-perfect pieces. ‘Nuff said. I love wearing shorts and loose tops made of light fabrics when I’m going out.
Ice. Aside from keeping our drinks cool I personally use it as part of my beauty arsenal. Ice cubes come in handy when I want to freshen up by simply rubbing it all over my face. After wiping it off what I end up with is a poreless looking skin with reduced redness. It even helps de-puff eyebags. The effects are temporary but if you’ll do this before your makeup routine you’ll notice that it’s a little easier to apply.
Use products that have cooling ingredients. The effects wear off but it does help when I can’t stand the heat. My favorites are Head and Shoulders Cool Menthol Shampoo and Johnson’s Baby Cooling Powder. The latter gives me immediate relief at home where I don’t care if I look like an espasol.
When all else fails, go ahead and take a dip. If you have a pool in the luxury of your own home then good for you. I don’t. Good thing we have portable pools. As a last resort you can bathe as much as you want. I can bathe three to four times a day if I’m desperate. This really dries up the skin so to somehow minimize this I only have one full bath. Others I skip the hair and use a moisturizing soap. You’re skin may not thank you for it but you’re body will agree to this. I’d rather have dry skin than have a heatstroke. Hehe.
There you have it. These are the things I personally do to beat the heat this summer. I hope you find some of them useful if you don’t already know them. Let me know what are your own tips and tricks in the comment section.
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