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Tips for flawless and healthy summer hair, skin & makeup

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Beat the sizzling summer heat

With humidity and heat to battle, summer can turn your hair frizzy, skin sweaty and makeup runny. Fortunately, we have some tips to keep you looking hot and healthy as the temperature starts to sizzle.

Beat the sizzling summer heat


Don't sweat it

Sweat beads and underarm stains don't have to be a part of your summer vacation. When the mercury soars, keep your body temperature down and sweat at bay without irriating skin with with a long-lasting deodorant.

Try this: Clean Deodorant ($18), an aluminum-free product made without parabens, sulphates and other ingrediants that can irritate skin. Plus the time-release formula will keep you fresher, longer.

Squeaky clean

Clean, soft skin is sexy summer skin. Leave yours feeling beach-ready and baby smooth with a moisturizing body wash. Look for a clean-rinse formula to ensure that it will be light on your skin with no heavy residue.

Try this: Philosophy Bath, Shampoo & Shower Gel in Papaya Passion Punch ($16), a fun and fruity scent perfect for summer.

Slough away dead skin

You still need to exfoliate skin in the summer months, especially your face. After a long day at the beach and a night strolling the boardwalk, you'll need something that can remove all the dirt, oil and make-up that's collected on your skin. Exfoliation also ensures skin is even-textured and smooth.

Try this:  Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($50), a gentle but effective way to give skin a brightening boost while sweeping away pore-clogging debris.


Keep it light

A great face of makeup that stays put in the midday sun starts with the right base that will also leave skin feeling light. Instead of heavy foundation, opt for a tinted moisturizer, which will even out skin tone and give skin a healthy glow without feeling like a mask.

Try this: Becca Luminous Skin Colour ($42), a combination tinted moisturizer and sheer foundation packed with antioxidants and other good-for-skin ingredients.

Stay dry

You want makeup that will stay on through sweat and wetness. When it comes to mascara, you need something smudge and smear-resistant for long-wearing summer beauty.

Try this: Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara ($5), a reliable choice that stays put.

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