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7 Beauty Tools That Will Help You Survive the Summer


Summer is the time we dream of all year - full of beach days, iced coffees and deep tans. But when summer finally arrives, we can often find ourselves sweltering in the 98 degree sun and daydreaming of cooler weather (the grass is always greener, right?).

When we’re shivering during snowstorms we forget that summer isn’t all sunflowers and rainbows - summer is really just us melting the second we step outside and swimming in our sweat – sorry, but it’s true. Yes the endless sun is amazing, and beach weekends and barbeques are much better than shoveling snow, but summer isn’t all fun and games. The weather can be a real killer to your beauty routine.

From mascara running and hair frizzing to shiny t-zones and sunburns, the summer weather is not kind to our appearance. But for those longs days in the sun, those sweaty summer concerts, and long beach days, there are some really awesome products out there than can help you survive the summer weather. Trust us, you’ll want to buy all of them.

1. Trestique Magic Mattifying Balm and and Blotting Sheet Duo (Sephora, $28)

Say goodbye to face shine for good. This two-in-one has a balm to prime your skin before putting on your makeup so your face stays matte all day (even when you’re sweating from head to toe). The other end has blotting sheets that you can use throughout the day (in the unlikely event that you get some mid-day shine).

2. Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer (Ulta Beauty, $29)

Summer humidity never comes without frizzy hair, and Living Proof’s de-frizzer is perfect for stopping your hair from getting too wild. It’s a dry conditioning spray that you can use anytime when your hair needs to some love, and turns your frizzy curls into silky smooth strands.

3. Schmidt's Charcoal + Magnesium Deodorant (Amazon, $12.49)

From face masks to drinks, charcoal is trending big time, and now it’s even in deodorant. This one comes in travel size so you can reapply throughout every hot summer day, and the charcoal does a really great job absorbing moisture.

4. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen (Supergoop, $32)

On a hot summer day you want to be protected from the sun, but now with a layer of sunscreen so thick it feels like a mask. Although it’s on the pricier side, this sunscreen feels like there’s actually nothing on your face. It’s invisible with a velvety smooth texture, and perfect for priming your face before makeup.

5. Pacifica After Sun Spray (Target, $10.99)

After a long day at the beach, even if you didn’t get sunburnt, you skin is in need of some love. After being scorched by the sun all day, this aloe-infused all over body mist will help you and your skin cool down. Plus, it smells amazing.

6.  Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Blotting Sheets (Target, $4.49)

Tried and true, blotting sheets don’t come any better than these. They’re super affordable and works so well for cleaning up any shine you may have acquiring during the day. (The sheets also change color once they pick up the oil - it’s kind of gross but also really cool).

7. Trader Joe’s Spray SPF 50+ (Trader Joe’s Stores, $6)

It may sound weird since Trader Joe’s is primarily a food store, but their sunscreen is just as amazing as their produce section. It comes in a convenient spray bottle, smells like beachy citrus, and protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Nothing sounds more perfect.

With these tools in your beauty bag, you’ll make it through the summer heat without a problem. Your hair and skin can thank you later.

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