AT THIS POINT IN MID-JUNE, AFTER ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF "WOOHOO YAAAS IT'S SUMMER" WEARS OFF, YOU'VE REALIZED: OH, SH*T, IT'S REALLY SUMMER. THAT MEANS IT'S RELENTLESSLY HUMID, STICKY, AND JUST PLAIN GROSS OUT. IF YOU'RE LIKE THE REST OF US, YOUR SKIN'S PROBABLY RESPONDING TO IT. BUT THERE'S NO NEED TO FREAK OUT, BECAUSE WE FOUND THESE MIRACLE PRODUCTS TO RESCUE YOU FROM ALL YOUR SUMMER BEAUTY MELTDOWNS.
Problem: Your scalp's kind of...um, how do we say this? Dirty.
Solution: Restorsea Revitalizing Scalp Treatment
Does summer's humidity have your hair looking and feeling dull, dry, and dirty? Chances are you need to get to the roots of your hair to solve this problem. Restorsea's treatment breaks down the dead skin that's cluttering your follicles. This exfoliating process enables your hair to grow back thicker, fuller, and shinier. After using this product, you'll start seeing less stray hairs falling into your sink after you blow dry--because it's all staying on your (healthier) scalp!
Problem: Ugh! Of course you didn't have the patience to wait until your nails dried, and...
Solution: Londontown's Kur Instant Smudge Fix
$14, AVAILABLE THIS FALL
Okay, so this doesn't exactly qualify as a summer product, but it's definitely something you're going to want to keep on your radar as we head into fall. Has your lack of patience ruined many-a new manicure? You're so not alone. This new, secret formula promises to be a game changer: after smudging a nail, re-apply your polish, wait half a minute, apply Kur, and then finish up with a topcoat. And that's it! Your manicure is instantly saved. Who else suddenly can't wait for fall now? Summer fix: Tap a bit of nail polish remover on the smudge with your index finger and lightly blend the polish back into place.
Problem: Your face looks just as greasy as that slice of pizza you ate at 2AM
Solution: First Aid Skin Rescue Mattifying Gel
For those of us with oily skin, summer's humidity does us no favors, especially when it comes to how it wreaks our t-zones. Luckily, the folks at First Aid are here to help. This hydrating gel works twofold. First, it instantly mattifies your face, making it look less oily. Second, it goes deeper to work on reducing the appearance of pores. As an added plus, it also just plain feels amazing to apply this gel. You can use this daily on all types of skin, even if you're acne-prone (it'll help with that too), for a shine-free fresh face.
Problem: You've fallen out of love with your brows
Solution: Talika Eyebrow Lipocils Conditioning Gel
Cara Delevingne's full, plump brows are trending right now. Do yours seem wimpy in comparison? Enter Talika's conditioning gel, made with just your eyebrows in mind. This gel is proven to help promote growth, nourish, thicken, and and strengthen brows, due to its plant-based formula. Use it morning and night two to three times a week, and you'll see results in 28 days.
Problem: You love your new, strappy sandals. But the cracked feet and blisters they're giving you? Not so much.
Solution: Curél Foot Therapy Cream
By day, you're slaying the streets, looking on-point in your favorite new strappy wedges. But by night, you're tending to some pretty serious blisters. No one's got time for that! Breaking in shoes can be brutal. Let this product help you. It's packed with comforting ingredients like shea butter, coconut milk, and Vitamin E. In just two nights, you'll notice a serious difference. Now that's a time frame we can get behind.
Problem: You had too much fun at that rooftop party last night...and your eyes are showing it the next morning.
Solution: Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum
Got a summer of late nights ahead of you, but no time to waste having dark circles under your eyes the next morning? Nothing can bring even the freshest face down like those annoying bags. Thankfully, now you don't have to spend another morning cursing them. Instead, just apply Naturopathica's Eye Serum. It's "Hero Ingredient" Vitamin K instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles, plus it's made with Cape Chamomile Oil, found naturally in the mountains of South Africa and electrically blue in color. And good news for those with eczema: Cape Chamomile Oil has soothing properties to help with that condition, and just general skin inflammation in general. Party on!
Problem: Two words: Sweaty. Thighs.
Solution: Dove Advanced Care Nourished Beauty Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Ah, sweaty thighs. Sometimes known as "chub rub," chafing is summer's elephant in the room. No one wants to talk about it, and even fewer want to admit it, but we all suffer from it in one way or another at some point in the summer. One simple and genius life hack is to buy 2 deodorants: one for your underarms, and the other for your thighs. Rub the deodorant on your thighs just as you would your armpits. Your thighs' skin is very similar to underarm skin: it's sensitive and routinely exposed to the trauma of shaving. Dove's gentle and nourishing deodorant makes it the perfect product to use under your arm and in between your thighs.