Holy hell it’s humid out. I can deal with the heat, it’s not like I’m usually standing outside mid-summer. But the humidity is downright disgusting. It makes for oily skin and unruly, frizzy hair that us gals who actually enjoy the desert’s dry heat just can’t handle. Is it even possible to survive monsoon season and still look good? Of course! Just get these tools.
Don’t let a case of the swoobs get you down. Yes, I’m talking about boob sweat. More so, how to prevent boob sweat. Instead of stuffing toilet paper into your bra like a teenager wanting a bigger bust, try Fresh Breasts , a beauty product which (just like the silly name suggests) is all about keeping your girls dry. It’s a lotion that dries a bit white but otherwise, pretty great at preventing unwanted wetness. Plus, it’s free of all those wanted chems like parabens, aluminum and talc.
Greasy skin is so not sexy and an unfortunate side effect from hot and humid hair. I combat oil by using a great primer like Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator. I also switch up my daily moisturizer to something oil-free and much less greasy like Garnier Moisture Rescue Refresh Gel Cream. I also always, always carry oil-blotting papers to use as needed; Sephora has a collection of blotting papers infused with special ingredients like tea tree (for tired skin), lavender (for soothing) and mattifying for, well, mattifying oily skin.
Humidy=frizz and curl and that’s so not fun. Start in the shower and skip conditioning your roots and focus on just the ends instead. Be sure to blow dry your hair immediately (no air drying!) to help prevent any frizzing. (More tips on how to get the perfect blowout here.) For frizz control, I like to use something like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solutions Control on damp hair before drying. Make sure your hair is 100% dry, not 80%, before leaving the house or your damp hair will soak that humidity right up!
What are some of your ways to monsoon-proof your look?