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What are the Top-Secret Weapons to Fight Summertime Skincare Woes?

With hot weather around the corner, we are ready to spill our top-secret tricks to look flawless during the sweltering months ahead.


1. If you are sweating through your shirt, you may need a new deodorant.
After years of being a Mitchum Girl, this masculine strength product can no longer get it up for me each morning.  Everyone who knows me, knows that I’m paranoid about B.O. I’ve mastered techniques to reach upward just to avoid exposing my underarms for fear of smelling.  Well now I have a new favorite find to combat serious sweat and smell - Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant ($8).  This is my best defense against offensive odor and even boasts regenerative, reparative and replenishment benefits. 
Beauty Bonus: Since I’m sweating less, I’ve cut my dry cleaning bill in half.

2. The secret to appearing bright-eyed and alert is waterproof concealer.
Summer schvitzing can surprise you at any time – when you are sprinting from the office into a cab, three minutes in this sweltering humidity can spoil your entire style.  I am ready to say bye bye to this beauty blunder thanks to a breakthrough concealer from It Cosmetics.  It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye ($24) is an instant under eye fixer made from a waterproof formula.  It is fortified with high concentrations of Vitamins K, A, C, E and Collagen, which means reduced under eye puffiness and discoloration on the spot.
Beauty Bonus: Apply in a circular motion with the tip of your ring finger to stimulate the under eye circulation.

3. Stop raised, red scratch marks by stopping the itch.
Allergy season is still in full swing, but in addition to traditional sneezing and coughing, your skin may also be extra sensitive, itchy and inflamed.  To stop the scratch, I love Avon Anti-Itch Spray* ($10) because it instantly provides soothing itch relief.  I’ve found that it works on any tingle including histamines, bug bites and sunburns.  Toss a tube in your purse to keep comfortable all summer, no matter when the irritate hits.
Beauty Bonus: It’s a topical alternative for seasonal itchiness and won’t leave you feeling drowsy.
*A sample was provided by AVON for a complete review

4. Send raccoon eyes go back into hibernation.
Winter hibernation is over, but that is no excuse for messy raccoon circles around your eyes.  If you are shunning lash-enhancing prescriptions, then you’ll love new fortified mascaras that thicken lashes.  Our new top pick is Rimmel Max Volume Flash Waterproof Mascara ($7) because it’s a smudge-proof product that is enriched with collagen and Keratin to magnify lashes for 14x the volume.
Beauty Bonus: This mascara has a super-sized brush for a more efficient application meaning it will last longer in the tube.

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