Baby It's Hot Outside! July 28 2015, 0 Comments

High humidity. Temperatures in the 90s. Endless days without rain. We are definitely in the dog days of summer. And while I love the opportunity summer brings to enjoy grilling out, eating on the patio, sitting by the pool with friends and even enjoying great outdoor activities like boating and hiking, I have to admit that I don’t love the frizzy hair and droopy makeup that comes along with summer weather.

Here are a few tips I’ve found that help me keep looking fresh and cool, no matter how hot the day gets!

  • Control the Frizz. Whether you have straight hair or curly, the humidity can quickly wreak havoc on your hairstyle. Stop that from happening with a good frizz control product. I like Rusk Sheer Brilliance. Also check out Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum. They keep hair under control without weighing it down. When on the go, check out the frizz control sheets from Redken
  • Switch to a Summer Make-up Routine. Even with religious use of sunscreen, we all seem to have a little extra glow from the sun’s rays in the summer. Take advantage of that and ditch that cream foundation you use in the winter. Instead, go for something light like a powder foundation or just a quick brush of face powder. I personally love Bare Minerals Mineral Veil and use it year round.
  • Wear Cotton. The natural fibers are more breathable than man-made and help keep you cooler.  Our Go Free Elizabeth Capri is made of cotton twill that will keep you looking sexy and cool all summer long.  
  • Wear Light Colors. They reflect the light rather than absorb it, helping you stay cool.

And please be sure to wear sunscreen! Whether you’re headed to the office or out for a day at the pool, sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from wrinkles and sun damage.

As always, enjoy the freedom to Go Free during these dog days of summer!