5 No Sweat Beauty Solutions for Summer

You switch out your wardrobe when the weather heats up, why not your beauty routine?

Here are 5 tips for preventing makeup melt and keeping your skin and hair healthy this summer.

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Foundation primers work well, and even if you skip the foundation, they still help minimize pores and create a smooth surface. For summer, look for oil-free liquid primers with natural minerals, SPF coverage and some tint to help create a natural glow.
Before you apply makeup, prep your face with a skin-friendly toner spritz. This will help moisturize and create an antibacterial surface. Spray toners are especially helpful to help keep blemishes at bay during sweaty summer workouts.

We like: Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer $35 and Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist toner $36.


Eye shadow that last 12 hours, even in the heat? It does exist, it’s affordable and it’s all the rage right now. Whether you opt for trendy shades or more mature neutrals, high-pigment, budge-proof eye shadow is great in the summer. Just dip your pinkie and swipe the color across your eyelid. Blend slightly, but not too much, and you’re set for the day.

You can also beef up your blush or bronzer. Look for products that are labeled “water resistant,” “splash-proof,” or “long wear.”

We like: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo $7 and Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer $28


It’s hard to maintain a matte complexion when the temperature soars. Instead, go for a natural look with minimal effort. Cream blushers and bronzers are perfect for sweeping across cheeks and even double as eye shadow in a pinch to help create a sun-kissed glow. Add a tinted lip balm and you’re done.

Still want to minimize the shine? In hot weather, powders get messy. Opt instead for blotting paper to help control shine without smudging your makeup.

We like: Jose Maran Argan Mini Color Stick $14 Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm $16. For shine control: Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets $5.


Heavier skin creams are great in winter, but to keep your skin clear, opt for a lighter version for summer. Oil-free moisturizers with anti-bacterial properties feel light on your skin and won’t clog pores. Look for ingredients such as tea tree oil (a natural blemish-fighting ingredient), rose water, white tea, salicylic acid or zinc.  And, be sure to pick a day cream with added SPF.

We like: For blemish and oil control try Derma-E Very Clear Problem Skin Moisturizer $20.  Our SPF pick Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunblock SPF 55 $10.


Sweat, sun and swim dry out your hair, and also affect your scalp. To keep your hair (and head) healthy, invest in a scalp-friendly hair care line, and use a few times a week all summer long. Look for ingredients such as mint, rosemary and wintergreen. Aveda’s new Invati hair care line uses wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to help remove oily buildup that can clog pores and works to stimulate your scalp.

We like: Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo $24 and John Frieda Root Awakening Purify + Nourish Shampoo $5.