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Kristin Booker • September 4, 2012

Dedicated Beauty Post: 5 Tips On How to Look Great In Pre-Fall Humidity and Heat

Even though summer is coming to an end, the melty-hot temperatures will continue well into the month along with – hello! – humidity. Nothing makes a gal wish for the summer to end than its last blast of steamy-hot temperatures at the very end. Lovely, right?

Ok, so let’s chat about how to look unmelted as you make your way into fall. Because since it’s weather by Ouija board outside, who knows when the consistently cooler temperatures will actually arrive? It’s best to come prepared.

Carry facial wipes – If you run into me on the street, I am consistently carrying these on my person. Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes are super gentle and the next best thing to a cool shower when everything seems to be sticking to – or sliding off – your face. Makeup melted? Wipe it off and start again when your skin is cool. Also, stick to tinted moisturizer when the humidity kicks up with a touch of concealer. Your skin can breathe more easily and it won’t look as molten when you perspire.

Keep toner in the fridge – One of my favorite tricks EVER, I swipe on toner from the fridge. Not only is it an instant cooling sensation, but it can help lower the temperature of your face.  Just throw Simple Skincare Soothing Facial Toner on the door of your refrigerator and apply in the morning after you’ve splashed your face with water, which is what I do instead of washing my face in the morning. No, seriously, I only “wash” my face once a day. It’s not like I went jogging in my sleep or anything.

Stick to waterproof makeup formulas – This should go without saying when it’s hot outside, but please follow this rule when it’s sweaty and humid out there. Waterproof formulas will resist the urge to make a break for your neckline once the humidity hits, particularly in the eye makeup category.

Use nudes and flesh tones with an impactful lip – Go with nudes and flesh tones makeup so when you perspire, you look “dewy” rather than “Barbie left out in the rain.” If you want a dramatic makeup statement, go for a bold lip. You can’t sweat your lipstick off.

Be sure to remove all your makeup – This is my most important tip: it’s always important to remove your makeup and wash your face at night, but ESPECIALLY when you’ve been sweating or the weather is gross. Dirt, grime and the remains of the day can get trapped in sweat and create a breeding ground for bacteria and wrinkle-producing, skin-clogging grossness. Cleanse with a great gentle cleanser with great hydration like Simple Skincare Vital Vitamin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel , then follow up with a fantastic night cream like Simple Skincare Vital Vitamin Night Cream. Lower the temperature in your bedroom and give your skin and body time to take a break.

Follow these tips and we can make it through the melty pre-season into the aaaaaahhhhh-inducing cool temperatures of fall. But no matter what the temperatures, take care of your skin and it will take care of you: it’s just that simple.

This dedicated post has been produced as part of my partnership with Simple Skincare. The opinions within, however, are strictly my own.




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