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Tricks to survive summer

Beauty Addict’s Advice: Tips and tricks for beauty

Kylie Hendrickson, Reporter

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With summer fast approaching, it gets harder to make your makeup, hairstyle, or almost any beauty product last on your body.

While the temperatures rise, makeup slides off and hair tends to fall flat. It may still technically be spring, but we all know that living in Bakersfield, it can skyrocket to 100-plus degrees at any given time. I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years to help make everything last, despite the temperatures. For makeup, it’s best to not wear a heavy full coverage foundation. Doing so in high temperatures causes the foundation to seep into pores, because sweat opens them more and that’s what creates breakouts. The best thing to use instead is a Beauty Balm (BB) cream.

For those who aren’t familiar, a BB cream is essentially a tinted moisturizer with extra benefits. It still gives coverage and has the perfection power of a foundation, but it also has the moisturizing power of a skincare product. Keeping your skin hydrated in our dry heat is crucial, so having a makeup product that contains added hydration helps immensely. Some also contain sunblock, which is essential with how much sun we get here.

I’ve found the best bang for your buck is Dr Jart’s, the original BB set. It contains four tubes of BB cream for different needs/types of skin and is only $34 from Sephora.

These specific BB creams protect the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and also prime the skin for a flawless look. When setting makeup, I also never use a heavy powder during the summer because it can look cakey. I prefer using a translucent powder that will set my makeup and not give me any added color to my face. Laura Mercier’s translucent powder is my go-to and a staple that needs to be added to everyone’s makeup collection. Another staple is my personal favorite makeup setting spray by Mario Badescu.

Their facial spray with aloe, herb and rosewater is heaven sent. It keeps my makeup lasting all day while adding a quick pick-me-up of hydration. It can also be used to spray in dry hair.

Recently, Mario Badescu came out with a new facial spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea. It’s become another favorite and the cucumber helps revive dull or red skin. Both deliver a cooling boost of hydration and their $7 price tag for four ounces is exceptional.

For hair, whether you prefer wearing it up or down during the summer or warmer months, the best hairspray to keep those strands in lock is from Sebastian.

Sebastian’s shaper plus extra hold hairspray has been my secret weapon for years. It’s designed to hold up in high humidity while still giving a touchable feel that’s not stiff or sticky.

No matter the hairstyle, this hairspray holds up to its designated promise. For any additional dry areas, I use the multifunctional Josie Maran 100-percent pure argan oil. This oil can be used absolutely anywhere. I use it on dry cuticles, hair, or on my face. Summer heat may not be friendly, but there are plenty of options to make sure your skin is well taken care of during Bakersfield’s long summer months.

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