Don’t get us wrong: we love the summertime. But between the summer sun and beachy breezes, all that heat and humidity tends to wreak havoc on our skin. Breaking a sweat is actually not such a bad thing for our skin: it cleanses your pores of dirt, dead skin, and excess oil. But leaving those toxins on your face can cause massive breakouts. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best in beauty products to keep you sweat-free this summer (and keep that shine in check)!
Picking the right foundation can be the difference between having that sun-kissed glow and just looking like a hot, sweaty mess. To keep your skin smooth and shine-free longer, opt for oil-free yet non-drying primer and foundation like Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Foundation Primer ($30) or Clinique’s Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup ($23).
When you’re trying to beat the heat, all you want to do is splash your face with cool water, right? Wrong. Ironically, too much H20 can strip your skin of moisture and cause a rebound effect (say hello to breakouts). To avoid nasty breakouts, spritz Murad Hydrating Toner ($24). The infusions of lecithin, chamomile, and cucumber will leave your complexion feeling soft and supple, but most of all – fresh!
If you tend to have greasy skin, these are a girl’s best friend – especially in the summertime! It never hurts to carry a pack of blotting papers handy in your handbag and Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers ($18) are perfect for those midday touch-ups.
Sunburns are a fast way to getting fine lines and wrinkles, so there’s no skimping on sun lotion here! Jergen’s Natural Glow Self-Tanner ($9) is a much safer alternative to getting that sexy, sun-kissed glow. In addition to being lightweight, it protects your skin in a range of SPF.
When you’re flirting with that cute lifeguard, the last thing you want is runny makeup (read raccoon eyes). So this summer, it’s important to invest in a few key beauty items that will keep you sweat-free, namely: long-wearing eyeliner Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner by Stila Cosmetics ($20) and water-resistant mascara like Maybelline’s Great Lash ($7). Lastly, pucker up in Josie Maran Lip and Cheek Stain ($19); the moisturizing formula will keep lips kissable.