By Jamie Wheeler, Intent.com
Ahhhh… summer! We all like to get out to the pool or to the beach, spend time in the garden or hang out on restaurant patios with friends. But all that sun can hard on your skin and heat can melt your make-up and kill your hair. Combat the less desirable elements of summer stressors with these helpful hints!Chill Your Foundation Keep your liquid foundation in the refrigerator. When you apply it, the heat from your face will make it apply evenly and smoothly for a perfect, even appearance.
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Go Bright and Bold On Toes Make your pedicure color last longer by selecting bright shades such as red or pink. Paler colors fade quickly when exposed to sun and sand, even with a protective top coat. Lemon Juice for Natural Highlights Get great highlights without the expense or harshness of chemicals by applying lemon juice to your hair. Squeeze some lemon juice into a glass and comb through or rub a halved lemon into your hair and go outdoors! The sun will create streaks for a beautiful look without much fuss at all.
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Sunscreen Everyone knows to use sunscreen, but here are some choices you may wish to consider. · Use a product that is sweat proof. · Choose a product that has both an insect repellant and a sunscreen · If you don't like spray-on protectant, consider these sunscreen towelettes. A single one will cover your whole body.
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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Water is the best way to stay hydrated. Sugary drinks, drinks with caffeine, and alcohol are not only not as effective at hydration, but they also add excess calories. Remember, in hot weather you can become dehydrated in one to two hours. Keep a portable water bottle handy so you can fill up whenever you need to.
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Lips Need Sunscreen Too! Don't forget your lips. Of course, lips don't tan like your skin and are always vulnerable to the sun. Make sure you choose a non-petroleum based lip balm with SPF. Oil-based lip products actually attract the sun! Go Floppy! Maybe you think it might make you look silly to walk around in a floppy hat, but your skin will thank you and so will your eyes. And guess what? Floppy hats are the new fashion trend among college students, according to many articles like this one. Win-win-win!
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