Ask Belle: Beating the Heat
May 27, 2014
Any suggestions for hot humid weather and how not to look and feel sweaty? I live in the south and would like to look professional in the heat, or at least try not have my clothes stick to me.
Keeping your looks together in the summer heat and humidity is not an easy task. But there are a few products that can help.
For the Body. The mistake many women make is just applying anti-persperant/deodorant to their underarms. Do not underestimate the power of spray deodorant for covering the chest, inner thighs, back and behind the knees. Nivea Calm & Care is a good brand for light perspiration, but I like Nivea’s Black and White spray for all-day protection.
For the Hair. You need to layer on your coverage. First, you need a strong hold mousse like Tigi Catwalk or Pantene Stylers Mousse. Then, you need to add a good hairspray. My favorite is Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Spray. If you struggle with an oily scalp, I also recommend dry shampoo for late in the day touch ups.
If all else fails on the hair front, try a quick updo. I live in them when the weather gets hot.
For Your Makeup. To keep your makeup in place, you need primer. I like NARS Pro-Prime, but you can also give Monistat Anti-Chafe Gel a try. You’ll also need some blotting papers to touch up during the day.