Wow, all of a sudden it’s hot in our town! So much for spring. I guess we will never be bored with out weather around here, hey?

Wow, all of a sudden it’s hot in our town! So much for spring. I guess we will never be bored with out weather around here, hey?

Today I will give you the “List.” It is a very brief list of helpful beauty tips for those looking good, even if you can’t stay cool.

Now then, there are some of us (that have hit a certain time in our life) when we are Hot Mommas even in the winter time. You know who you are and why you are. None the less, even our younger cohorts can utilize these tricks during a typical Midwest summer.



For your hair

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 will 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 on the market now that will help absorb moisture should you find yourself damp at the roots. A little dab will do ‘ya.

It will also help to add volume, so I lump this product into my arsenal of volumizers.



For your face

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.



For your body

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 and keep you safer from the sun’s UV rays. But that is another column altogether. Don’t forget to layer your clothes, so you can take off what you need when you feel the need. 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.