We’ve all been there: It feels like 100 degrees outside, and you’re in your bathroom trying to get ready. The more you fuss with your hair, the more you sweat off your makeup, and the longer you take on your face, the frizzier your ‘do gets. Sound familiar? Okay, so we can’t control the weather, but we do have six genius tricks to help you prep your beauty look when blasting the air conditioner doesn’t cut it.
Look Hot No Matter How Warm It Is Outside
Take A Cold Shower
Sounds obvious right? A cold blast does more than just lower your body temperature—it also keeps your bathroom from getting hot and steamy. If you must use warm water, leave your window and door open and turn on a fan to allow the heat to escape. Or if you have a second bathroom, use one for showering and the other for getting ready.
Skip Heat Styling
The last thing you want on a sweltering day is more heat. We understand that some beauty junkies just won't ditch the hot tools, but if you can, heatless hairstyles are the way to go. Try a sleek ponytail, a fun braid, beach waves, a cute topknot or embellish with a printed scarf.
Blow-Dry In The Living Room
If you absolutely must do it, remember that small spaces heat up fast. The next time you bust out the dryer, head for the largest room in the house. If you don't have a mirror there, focus on getting your hair dry before migrating to another room for finishing touches. And cut drying time in half by using a super absorbent towel to get the majority of the moisture out before you even apply heat.
Do Your Hair Before Your Makeup
The last thing you want is to get your makeup just right then sweat off all your hard work. Always start with your hair, then take a minute to cool down before tackling the rest.
Use Cooling Products
It's important to reset your skin before doing your makeup. Cooling products can eliminate redness and help keep your makeup intact. If you've thought ahead, pop on a refrigerated paper mask. For a quicker fix, apply a cooling balm to your temples and the back of your neck, or spritz your face with a mist.
Get Dressed Last
Swap the heavy terry-cloth robe for summer in favor of breathable cotton or lightweight silk. The last thing you want is to sweat all over your new dress.