When we announced that we were moving to Florida, it seemed like everyone and their brother wanted to warn us about the perilous heat and humidity. Unfortunately, all of the warnings in the world couldn’t prepare me for our first summer. Some days I walked outside and thought my skin was going to melt off. MELT OFF! But bless my heart, I survived well enough to tell the tale and to warn others.
A Northerner’s Beauty Tips to Beat the Florida Heat
Carry a paper fan
Words can not express how much I love paper fans. A bride passed them out at her wedding once and I’ve been hoarding them ever since. They’re inexpensive, they’re incredibly portable and they’re super effective at making even the hottest weather a bit more bearable.
Chilled wipes are your best friend
Baby wipes are also one of my favorite products for the same reason as paper fans. They’re inexpensive, versatile and they don’t take up much space. On really hot days put a package of in the fridge and toss them in your cooler or purse. They’re a great way to give yourself a refresh and a quick cleanse.
Choose a reliable deodorant
In the midst of a Florida summer, no ordinary deodorant will do. Not only do you need good protection, you need a deodorant with that little extra something. When I lived in Michigan I always used Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with Shea Butter because I loved the NutriumMoisture technology for its post shave underarm care. But it turns out, thanks to its 48-hour odor and wetness protection it can totally take on that notorious Florida humidity. You can see why Dove Advanced Care Deodorant is this summer’s essential beauty upgrade here.
Mist to stay fresh
Worried about wipes mussing your makeup? Use a mister! But don’t just go spray crazy. There is actually a method to achieving a good mist. Hold the mister about five or six inches away from your face and spritz.
Let it sit for about a minute or so, and then gently blot off the excess with a tissue.
Splurge on waterproof products
So maybe sweat isn’t exactly what beauty companies had in mind when they created waterproof products but it certainly doesn’t hurt matters. Plus, its great for one of the best ways to cool off during the summer – time spent at the beach or the pool.
Opt for Updos
Curly hair problem #56. No matter how hot it is outside, it’s at least 10 degrees hotter when you wear your hair down. And if your hair is like mine, it also grows 90% larger when it encounters humidity. To save myself some heartache and if I’m being honest, tears, I opt for updos. French breads are my best friend because day 1 is a cute braid. Day 2 is adorable beachy waves.
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