With summer just a few weeks away, it is only normal that you are interested in how to deal with tropical heat and still look amazing. When you live in a tropical area, you know that excess sweating is one of the biggest challenges to overcome. At the same time, you have to figure out how to keep your makeup from running, how to keep your nails strong and how to prepare your feet for flip flops and sandals. All of these challenges are going to be addressed in the following paragraphs, as I share with you 11 genius summer beauty hacks to deal with tropical heat.
#1 Hair care & workouts
If you are going to work out this summer, you need to learn how to take care of your hair. First of all, you need to avoid using too many styling products, as these will only cause buildup, weighing your hair down. The best thing that you can do is get your hair up in a bun, using one of those invisible bobbles. Wearing a cotton headband might also be a good idea, as it will absorb the excess sweat and protect your hair at the same time.
#2 Eye care after swimming
In the situation that you like to go swimming, without wearing goggles, it is only normal you should be concerned about your eyes. The substances used to disinfect pools can lead to a condition known as swimmer’s eye, characterized by intense redness and excess tear production. In order to solve such problems, clean your eyes with sterile saline solution and use artificial tears.
#3 Waterproof mascara
There is nothing worse than mascara that begins to run, when the temperature outside reaches absurd levels. If you want to look good, you need to select and use waterproof mascara. Choose one that has nourishing vitamins, in order to enjoy long and luscious eyelashes all summer long.
#4 Nail gel instead of polish
If you are worried that your manicure is not going to last, you need to consider using nail gel instead of polish. It is recommended to apply two coats of the desired color, finishing with a topcoat for a great look. This topcoat will prevent any chips, allowing your nails to look amazing, all day long.
#5 No-budge, waterproof concealer
When it is hot outside, the last thing you would want to apply on your face is concealer. However, this product can help you get rid of bags under eyes or, at least, make them less obvious. In order for the concealer to withstand the tropical heat, choose a product that is waterproof and does not smudge. You do not want your concealer creasing in your lines, causing you to look older than you really are.
#6 Pore minimizing lotions
During the hot days of summer, many people who live in tropical areas experience dilated pores. This can lead to an unaesthetic appearance, especially when sweat begins to accumulate (such as is the case with physical training). Pore minimizing lotions can represent the solution to this problem, helping you improve the aspect of the skin. Go for the ones that contain lactic acid, as these are able to absorb the excess sebum as well. They can act as a natural acne treatment, reducing the risk of breakouts and blemishes.
#7 Healthy feet for summer
Rough heels are a common consequence of winter and spring when our feet are constantly covered. If you want to prepare your feet for flip flops and sandals, you need to purchase a foot file and clean those heels. In general, it is recommended to file down your heels after you have taken a shower (the skin is soft and easy to remove).
#8 Lip balm with SPF
The more time you will spend in the open outdoors, the more exposed you are going to be to the harmful action of UV rays. Your lips are quite vulnerable, and you need to use the right products, to protect them. A lip balm with SPF is one of the must-products to add to your shopping list.
#9 Body wash against acne
During the hot season, not only your face presents an increased risk of acne but also the rest of the body. This is particularly valid for those who work out, as the excess sweat can favor acne breakouts. Using a body wash with antibacterial properties can prevent such problems easily.
#10 Dry shampoo for beautiful hair
If you do not have sufficient time to wash your hair, you can revive it with the help of dry shampoo. This product will ensure that your hair stays dry, no matter the humidity, and can be used on weave and extensions. And, yes, it does have a lovely smell, one that everyone will adore.
#11 Cooling skin lotion
It’s not called tropical heat for nothing. With temperatures rising during the middle of summer, you might want to consider using a cooling skin lotion. These often contain menthol,and are refreshing and invigorating to the skin.
I hope these few beauty hacks help you in dealing with tropical heat. Also remember to avoid going out during the middle of the day and to drink plenty of water, in order to stay hydrated.