Regardless of where you live, summer humidity is a serious beauty killer. Once the hot summer months roll around, it always feels like we have to say goodbye to perfectly curled hair and photo-op-ready skin. But summer should really be all about embracing the warm weather, rocking flawless beach waves and pretty makeup, not hiding indoors away from the inevitable humidity. Make sure the hot weather doesn’t mess with your beauty routine with these humidity-fighting secret weapons that will keep your hair and skin happy all summer long, no matter what the weather brings.
Even on summer’s most humid days, a quick spray of Living Proof Humidity Shield ($29) will keep your hairstyle looking fabulous all day long. Thanks to the scientists at Living Proof, this lightweight spray has a frizz-fighting molecule that blocks 100% humidity and actually corrects the first signs of frizz.
For curly-haired beauties, Bumble and Bumble has an Anti-Humidity Gel Oil ($39) that helps elongate shrunken curls, protects against humidity, and provides nourishment and shine. Made with an exotic blend of Brazilian oils, this gel-oil gives curl control without any crunchiness.
This hydrating, antioxidant face mist from Ole Henriksen ($28) will help refresh and revive skin for a healthier-looking complexion and natural glow. It also helps to prep the skin for those long summer days, when you want your makeup to stay in place and not melt off.
If you’re looking to eliminate flyaways, control unruly hair, and protect hair against heat, we recommend trying R+Co’s Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray ($36.73). By getting rid of static and eliminating frizz, you can confidently rock your favourite hairstyles all summer long.
Blotting papers are great year-round, but they’re even more important during the summer, when your skin produces more oil. Boscia’s Green Tea Blotting Linens ($10) help to reduce unnecessary shine without removing your makeup, and are small enough to be carried in your purse, clutch, or beach bag.
This waterproof under-eye concealer from Lancôme ($36) colour-corrects to cover dark circles and even out skin tone. The crease-proof formula wears for hours and outlasts even the hottest and most humid weather.
If you’re looking for a humidex-proof foundation, we recommend Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation ($48). This oil-free base makeup gives flawless coverage that looks fresh and natural for up to 24 hours.
This summer weather-approved mascara ($19) has all the benefits of the BADgal formula, but with the added bonus of being waterproof. Benefit’s Badgal Waterproof formula is long-lasting and won’t smudge, even through high humidity or rain showers.
Once you’ve applied your makeup, spritz on Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Spray ($39) to keep it in place all day (and night) long. The formula contains “temperature control technology,” which lowers the temperature of your makeup so it looks fresh for up to 16 hours.