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Best products for summer

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KATE Bosworth

I’ve been trying to fight the summer heat by staying in-doors. Then it occurred to me that instead of fighting it, I should just embrace it. After all, every weather type requires its own beauty routine.

I think this change of attitude was the start of summer for me. So I embraced the heat and started using products that are made for humidity. Here are some of them:

Hair care

Since I have natural curls, my hair goes crazy when it’s summer. I know when it’s humid outside just by the look of my hair. I try hard to keep it straight and styled by visiting the salon, where gobs of mousse are dumped on it before a blow-dry, but most of the time this is really just a big hassle.

Humidity will affect any hair type, and the best product to have is an anti-fizz serum that coats the hair shaft with very thin layers of silicone to protect it from moisture and prevent frizz.

Try Kérastase Serum Oleo Relax or Dove’s Nutri-oil Serum.

Moisturizer

CHANEL Le Vernis

Set aside your foundation for now and opt for tinted moisturizers with SPF. Lighter than foundations, tinted moisturizers will hide your flaws and protect skin from the harsh rays of the sun while not making you feel sticky.

Try Clinique Moisture Surge tinted moisturizer SPF 15.

Mani-pedi

A mani-pedi is an inexpensive way to feel good while looking stylish this summer. I get mine at home for P250 and am very happy when I see my nails colored. Go for fluorescent colors or cute pastels, depending on your style. Remember to remove polish after five days and let nails rest. Also keep your own polish so you can fix little chips yourself.

Check out OPI, Essie or Chanel for amazing colors.

SPF body lotion

BENEFIT Benetint

There are a lot more people using SPF on their face and not their body. Studies show women usually skip their chest, hands and neck—to their regret after. You don’t want 90-year-old-looking hands when you’re only 50, do you?

Surge tinted moisturizer

The best way to fix this problem is to switch to a lotion with SPF so you are moisturizing your skin while protecting it, too. I feel when there is SPF in a lotion, you forget the SPF part and just lather it all over, which is good. Remember, it is important to apply sunscreen a couple of times a day, so fill up a small bottle that you can then dump in your bag. Try Belo’s SPF 60 body lotion.

Makeup

Keep your makeup simple and you will look fresh though the heat. Stick to a tinted lip-and-cheek stain and mascara. Heavy makeup can weigh your look down, and sweat is just not a good thing to have when you have heavy makeup on. Try Benefit  Benetint and Maybelline Waterproof Mascara.


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