Soaking Up The Sun Without The Sweat
Don’t look now but summer is almost over. No seriously, Christmas is in a little less than four months! What is time, right? Thankfully, there is still summer fun to be had and, as all SoCal dwellers know, the date on the calendar doesn’t necessarily mark the end of hot weather. So maybe you’re planning a final beach hoorah or a Labor Day shindig (the answer is yes—-we’ll be there!) but you still haven’t quite figured out how to take down summer’s arch nemesis: sweat! We get it. Nothing ruins a perfect summer look like pit stains or face shine that not even a filter can fix. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few quick tips to make beating summer sweat a breeze.
Wear a lighter moisturizer. Heavy moisturizers with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, Vitamin E and cocoa butters are magnets for the sun’s rays. Lathering yourself in these oils can be great for cooler weather but in the summer? You’re setting yourself up to bake, darling. Switch to lighter cream-based moisturizers with SPF to keep sweat at bay and avoid discoloration from sun damage.
Switch to a chemical-free deodorant. Now we know this may seem like a recipe for body odor disaster but trust us on this one. Replacing your pore-clogging antiperspirant with a natural deo is a great way to train your body to sweat less in the hotter months. Ingredients like baking soda, lavender and aloe vera are great for creating a non-toxic, soothing way to eliminate odor and, over time, cut back on underarm wetness.
Wear less makeup. Listen, unless you’ve got a camera crew following you around 24/7 (your boyfriend and his iPhone don’t count…), heavy makeup just isn’t necessary in the hot summer months. Ditch your foundation for a tinted moisturizer with SPF, use a light cream concealer on blemishes and opt for a bold lipstick to complete your look. A setting spray will keep your makeup in place and provide a refreshing spritz your face will thank you for.
Find (or bring) the shade. Though the sun in all its glory is a great source of Vitamin D (thanks, Universe), it’s also a giant ball of fire (ummm, Universe, really?). Make it a point to find shaded areas in parks and at outdoor gatherings. Or opt for a fabulous sun hat to create a fashionable shield.
Don’t let fear of a little sweat keep you from enjoying the last sweet moments of summer. Try these tips, stay properly hydrated and get yourself some sunlight. You know, before Christmas gets here.
– The REME Team