The perfect flower arrangements, the romantic music, the organized guest list…. And the blaring heat. Yes, that’s right, summer weddings are coming and so are the scorching temperatures.
Living in the South, we’ve come to accept humidity as a part of everyday life. While it would be ideal to know our blowouts will last for days or that our makeup won’t start melting the second we walk outside, the heat combined with humidity can really take a toll on our beauty routines during the summer months.
Though an outdoor wedding can be completely charming in theory, occasionally the heat can really be a beat down – and before you know it, you’re sweating in your cocktail dress, your hair has frizzed to bits, and your makeup starts dripping down your face. It’s not the prettiest sight, especially after taking the time to doll yourself up for a formal wedding. Add an evening of dancing and the nerves of walking down the aisle, there’s no doubt you’re going to wish for an emergency makeover kit.
What is it about “sweat” that makes everyone so uncomfortable? It’s a part of life, everyone sweats, so it’s time to talk to about it. While it’s nothing to be ashamed of, there are numerous ways to make these sizzling days a bit more graceful. You can’t always escape the heat during summer weddings, but there are a number of ways to prep for an evening outdoors. Say goodbye to dripping makeup or unanticipated sweat marks by switching up a few steps in your beauty routine to take on the night with confidence!
Go Light On The Makeup
Trade the heavy contour for an airbrush foundation or powder – better yet, a tinted SPF. There’s nothing worse than caked-on makeup dripping down your face when you start to sweat. Switch up the routine for a lighter base that will let your skin breathe and sweat less.
Protect Yourself From Sweat Breakthroughs With Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant
When dressing for a wedding, I’ve always factored in a potential sweat breakthrough in my outfit choice: silks and solids can be the worst, while florals are always a safe choice to hide sweat. Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant offers 2x the sweat protection vs an ordinary antiperspirant, allowing you to wear whatever fabric, color, or style you want! Whether you choose the Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel and Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid, you can confidentaly rock any outfit knowing sweat won’t get in the way.
Pack Blotting Papers To Remove Shine On Your Face
While powder is generally a great method of removing shine, adding layers to your skin can make your face look cakey when the heat kicks in. Keep a pack of blotting papers in your clutch to combat shine without adding more makeup. They work wonders!
If you haven’t implemented a daily SPF into your makeup regimen, start today. Besides preventing an unexpected sunburn during an afternoon outside, SPF helps protect your face and keep your skin looking healthy.
Choose Waterproof Eyeliner And Mascara
As a happy-cryer myself, I always apply waterproof eyeliner and mascara before heading to weddings. Even if you aren’t prone to tears, sweat can cause your eye makeup to run – and before you know it, you’re rocking racoon eyes with your cocktail dress. To play it safe and keep your makeup in place, be sure to apply waterproof eyeliner and mascara.
Use A Hydrating Facial Mist
A hydrating facial mist can be a life-saver during the summer heat. A quick spritz refreshes and hydrates your skin, while cooling down an overheated face. It also helps set your makeup to keep your skin glowing all night!
Bring A Ponytail Holder Or Go With An Up-Do
Any girl with long hair will understand how HOT and heavy your hair can feel on sizzling summer days. If up-dos aren’t your style, keep a ponytail holder on hand to toss your curls into a messy bun for a quick cool-down.
Whether you’re walking down the aisle or simply a guest ready to celebrate, these simple tips will help you stay refreshed and protected!
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