YOU CAN LOOK CUTE EVEN WHEN YOU’RE HOT, LITERALLY.
To be honest, one of my biggest issues is that I tend to sweat a lot… I like to believe that’s because I drink a lot of water and it’s a reason why my skin “glows” but I really no have idea. Over the weekend I went to a music festival called Mad Decent Block Party and I could NOT STOP SWEATING. My friend and I went with a few mutual friends that were very nice but who I didn’t know all that well. Needless to say I was super self-conscious about looking like Ms. Piggy all day.
SO this blog post is about a few products that I wish I had at the festival and normally use to hide my sweat!
REDKEN CLEANSING CREAM
This my go-to hair product! Redken’s Cleansing Cream removes any and all buildup you may have from sweat, product, etc. in the roots of your hair. Substitute this for your daily shampoo about 1x a week and you only need a dime sized amount. Unless you are drenched in sweat like I was over the weekend, then use a quarter sized amount!
MAKEUP FOREVER HD MICROFINISH POWDER
Ta-da! You are sweat-free in literally seconds. I used to make a very similar product out of silica microspheres until I could just buy this (even though it was WAY cheaper to make). Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder is a translucent and talc-free powder that you dust on your face once you have finished your makeup. Take a brush with a big, fluffy head and dab it into the powder. A little bit goes a long way so be careful this doesn’t get everywhere! I’m not the biggest fan of the packaging because the top tends to not screw on tight so I usually keep this in a little plastic bag. Not only dust this product absorb your sweat and shine but it leaves your skin silky smooth and can work for any skin color!
RIGHT GAURD MEN’S DEODORANT
Another fun fact about me is I wear men’s deodorant. Growing up my mom would say how Secret and all the pretty brands weren’t strong enough for me so she’d make me use this stuff. I have to admit that I haven’t switched back ever since. I’ve tried the prescription brands but I have sensitive skin so I got too irritated. Try this in either the stick or spray form and you won’t regret it next time you’re out!
TIP: WASH IT OFF
I have had a few a of you ask me how I keep my skin so clear so this is a tip that relates to sweating. Every time you work out or sweat a lot, shower and use soap as soon as you can. I’m a member at Equinox so I usually use Kiehl’s Bath and Shower Cleanser that they provide but this is really about the routine of washing off the stank. Whenever I work out I try to religiously plan out some time to jump in the shower afterwards. The reasoning is that the longer sweat stays on your skin, the more time it has to interact with bacteria on you and can create pimples and all that fun stuff. Pretty common sense but I swear abiding by this will lead to clearer skin!
Seriously don’t sweat it, after I use these products I certainly don’t!