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  • Schwaller: Beat the heat with cool summer beauty tricks

  • The weather in the Midwest never ceases to amaze me. Monday alone it was hot, cold, rainy and sunny. This type of weather can be bothersome. A very brief list of helpful beauty tricks can help you look good even if you can’t stay cool.

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  • The weather in the Midwest never ceases to amaze me. Monday alone it was hot, cold, rainy and sunny. This type of weather can be bothersome. A very brief list of helpful beauty tricks can help you look good even if you can’t stay cool.
    Of course, some of us who have hit a certain time in our lives when we are Hot Mommas even in the wintertime. You know who you are.
    Still, even our younger cohorts can utilize these tricks during a typical Midwest summer.
    Keep your crop cut so it works with the natural wave or texture of your hair. If you are going to be outdoors where it is hot and humid, or you are a lady who has hot flashes and you have wavy or curly hair, forget the flat iron. It might just be waste of time. Choose a cute cut that will flatter what you already have. You can rely less on the blow dryer as well, which makes me hot from the get-go.
    There are new dry shampoos and powder styling products on the market now that will help absorb moisture should you find yourself damp at the roots. These products should not replace your shampoo but be used in between shampoos. Just use a little dab. It will also help to add volume, so I lump this product into my arsenal of volumizers.
    Stick with a tinted moisturizer or a shear liquid foundation. All the mineral foundations are excellent as well. These will not tend to close your pores down too much and make you even warmer. They also can be reapplied with ease.
    Use an eye shadow primer under your shadow to keep it on without creasing. Try to stay away from an oil-based foundation and definitely don’t add loose powder if you are sweaty. This combined will make your makeup crease and look caked.
    If you know you are going to be out in a hot, humid situation like a sporting event, try to keep your body cool with a cool towel or cold, damp scarf around your neck. They make some that you can wet freeze and then take with you. Ice water and a brimmed hat or umbrella can go a long way to keeping you safer from the sun’s UV rays. Don’t forget to layer your clothes. I am super glad that all the summer clothes are light and flowing! Works for me.
    I hope you all have a fun, cool summer planned. Have a beautiful day.  
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