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9 Solutions to summer skin dilemmas

Nina Sutton is a beauty and style expert and on-camera host. She is also the author of the The Chic Moms Guide to Feeling Fabulous. Nina has appeared on shows such as The Doctors, E! Fashion Police, Oprah Winfrey Network, The Ricki Lake ...

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With the hot weather upon us, skin issues seem to creep up as well. The good news is we're all in it together. The even better news is there are easy beauty solutions to these tough summer skin dilemmas. From tan lines to back acne, here are some simple fixes for summer's beauty busters.

Woman applying lip balmProblem #5: Dry, flaky lips

Solution: Dry lips are a common problem in winter and summer. The extreme weather can make them flake and, in turn, lipstick can be difficult to apply. On a daily basis, exfoliate your lips with a mix of sugar and almond or olive oil. Follow with a lip balm containing SPF during the day (and without SPF during the night). Keep a hydrating lip balm on hand at all times or even consider switching to a tinted lip balm with SPF for the warmer months.

Problem #6: Melting makeup

Solution: If you find your makeup sweating off in the heat, try switching to a tinted moisturizer or tinted face primer -- placing it in the fridge first makes it refreshing. Follow with a gel based blush or bronzer and cream based eye shadow. Try a waterproof mascara on your lashes and a color stain on your lips. Since lip stains are drying, remember to exfoliate lips with sugar and olive oil or the stain will look uneven. Another great option for daytime is to fill in your lips with a nude lip pencil and top them off with clear gloss. To save your eyeliner, line only your top lid in order to avoid smudging and sweating makeup on the bottom. For days and nights that you need your makeup to stay put for hours, try spraying your face with a makeup sealer such as Model in a Bottle.

Problem #7: Frequent shaving or self-tanning

Solution: During the summer months, keeping your legs smooth and tan is a priority, but you may not always have the time. To keep your legs in sexy, summer condition, try using a fast-acting, moisturizing depilatory such as Nair Shower Power Moisturizing. If you self-tan, maintain your glow with a daily moisturizer that contains self-tanner for a daily boost. To give your legs a perfect tan at night, try a spray on bronzer such as Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs or Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle Bronzing Mist. These products spray on and dry fast for perfectly bronzed legs.

Problem #8: Unprepared for the heat

Solution: If the heat has snuck up on you, your face is flushed and you find yourself sweating often, keep a warm weather beauty-aid kit with you at all times. Include a mineral water mist spray such as Evian Vaporizer, baby wipes or shower wipes, deodorant, dry shampoo or baby powder, cotton swabs, oil blotting sheets, a moisturizing lip balm with SPF and hair bands in a handy pouch and you will always be prepared for the summer beauty problems brought on by high heat.

Problem #9: Over-exfoliating

Solution: Exfoliating is an important step to skincare. However, in the summer you can over strip your skin and make it more susceptible to sun damage. Limit in-office peels to once per month and scale back on using skin care products with glycolic acids or retinols to every other night. Finally, it is imperative that you use sunscreen if you use any type of exfoliation product.

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