Sweltering city temperatures are not an excuse to decompose into a sweaty, frizzy mess. If you can’t escape the heat in a haute Hamptons bungalow, then check out these style savers to help you transform into that perfectly polished girl who is immune to the heat. You know her, that girl in your office who ALWAYS looks effortlessly chic and ethereal, and NEVER misses the M57 bus and has to walk 6 avenues in the oppressively hot weather…
SKIP THE MASCARA
When you’re hot and sweaty, your mascara has a tendency to melt and smudge. Ditch the drama by bolstering the appearance of your natural lashes with RapidLash ($50 at Rapidlash.com). We’ve tried it and after only a few weeks we saw dramatic results. The nutrient rich formula delivers essential proteins and vitamins into the lash line for thicker, fuller lashes. No need for eyeliner or mascara, simply swipe on the lid for lush lashes.
There’s nothing glamorous about ruining your Diane Von Furstenberg Komotini bead-embellished silk-crepe dress with filthy sweat stains. So when the temperature rises, keep your cool with DERMAdoctor’s MEDeTATE ($48 at Dermadoctor.com). These sweat stopping miracle pads are the topical treatment alternative to Botox injections for hyperhidrosis (aka excessive sweating). Better than deodorant, these individual packets keep you dry, fresh and ready for a swanky summer soiree... now, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is your heels sinking into the grass.
IN THE BAG
To achieve 24-hour shine-free, fresh, moisturized skin look no further than your cosmetics case. We suggest stocking up with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Collection to replenish moisture while balancing your tone for a luminous complexion without the shine. The daily regimen features a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and gel cream ($16 and up at Kiehls.com) to visibly reduce oil on skin, without stripping skin of essential moisture. The summer sun can cause serious breakouts, so keep it light with an oil-free, paraben-free, dye-free and fragrance-free line of skin savers from Kiehl’s.
LAID BACK LOCKS
Forget that familiar feeling of frustration after you spend hours calming your coif, only to have it spring back to life as soon as it hits the humidity. We’ve scoured the shelves and our solution is BAMBOO Smooth Frizz-Correcting Styling Lotion ($22 at Beauty.com). This miracle elixir eradicates split-ends and fly-aways for a smooth, shiny, manageable mane. Formulated with technology that boasts strengthening and resilience enhancing properties for intense hydration that reveals a sleek shine. Now that you no longer risk looking like Chutney Windham from Legally Blond (you know who I’m talking about…) your silky, sex-pot style will stay sumptuous as it blows in a gentle summer breeze, or a filthy exhaust of a passing subway - whichever.