By Cate Walker
Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner, but there is still much left to do! Spring-cleaning isn’t only for your closet; it’s time to revamp your makeup bag and routine as well. One of the biggest concerns is how to handle upcoming heat waves that not only bring warmth, but also humidity and sun. Dewy looks are pretty, but sweaty makeup is not. Not to worry, some of our favorite brands are bringing protection in the form of “sweat-proof” products.
Here are a few of the best of the best:
RMS Raw Coconut Cream ($15, rmsbeauty.com)
RMS uses pure organic oils in their beauty products, which are similar to the natural oils that your skin produces, which means they work with your skin to make sure the products stay in place and don’t drip away in the summer heat. This coconut cream is famed for its versatility as a make-up remover, facial cleanser, and our favorite—deodorant! If that’s not enough, it is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial (for those underarm odors), and best of all 100% non-toxic. We love the coconut smell—beachy even when you are far from the ocean’s waves.
Samy Deep Conditioning Treatment ($4.99, walgreens.com)
The heat can take a toll on your hair, leaving it dry and frizzy. Used twice a week, this deep conditioning treatment will put the life back into your hair and keep the frizz away. The blended of shea butter, macadamia oil and melon extract nourishes and reverses damage caused by styling and the summer sun.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Spray ($4.29, drugstore.com)
This hairspray keeps your locks in place while also smoothing down those unruly frizzies. It’s made with bamboo extract, which helps coat your hair giving it strength and flexibility against the summer heat.
Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer ($28, sephora.com)
One of the finest balances to strike in the summer is getting that glow without either the harmful side effects of tanning or the embarrassing side effects of liquid bronzer dripping down your face. Cargo’s Water Resistant Bronzer contains a silicone-coated talc that adheres to your skin so well, that no amount of sweat will wash it away.
Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Daily Mattifying Lotion ($24.95, paulaschoice.com)
This ultra-light moisturizer is perfect for summer. It moisturizes and protects your skin with antioxidants and SPF without the greasy feeling of most sunscreens. Tip: Paula’s Choice offers sample sizes for only $1, so you can try before you buy and never go wrong.
3LAB Shine Stop Moisturizer ($65, Nordstrom.com)
When your skin isn’t moisturized properly it will actually produce more oil than usual to keep it from drying. This moisturizer is great for people with naturally oily skin and for those who are looking for a moisturizer that works without residue. You will instantly see a difference after putting it on!
Earth Therapeutics Shine-Free Spot Blots ($6, drugstore.com)
In a pinch, these papers will soak up any oil on your face without removing your makeup. They come in a sleek pouch that fits perfectly in any wallet or clutch, perfect for freshening up throughout the day.
Foot Petals Sweaty Pedi ($18.95, beauty.com)
Cooling, refreshing, and wonderful smelling! This spray is a great for tired, stinky feet. With a hint of menthol, one spray on your tired toes will make your feet feel renewed. This spray is also a wonderful refresher throughout the day if you struggle with sweaty or stinky feet; the lavender vanilla scent will and hide any unforeseen odor.
Shu Uemura Frame Wax ($33, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com)
This is an amazing product for those with short hair. Most hair products can make hair look greasy, but this non-greasy formula has a mattifying effect once applied to hair.
Simple Kind To Skin Facial Cleansing Wipes ($6.99, DuaneReade.com)
At the end of the day it can be hard to muster up the strength to wash away all of the dirt and grime that’s accumulated. These wipes make it easy. Keep them by your bed so after a night out you have no excuses not to clean your slate. The formula was made specifically for sensitive skin, making them a gentle, yet effective way to remove all your makeup. They are 100% oil and alcohol free, so they won’t dry out your skin and they wont leave you with a layer of oil to worry over when you wake up.