The hot summer weather brings us so many awesome perks: spending time with your friends on the beach, hot summery nights and fun, adorable sundresses. However, sometimes we aren’t prepared for those heat-wave beauty blunders that put a damper on our summer fun. Below are some great ways to save yourself from six pesky little nuances this lovely season has to offer.

Melting Face: Step away from the pressed powder! Adding more makeup only sets you up for disaster. Instead of caking on more makeup, use an oil-blotting sheet, which will absorb excess oil from your face without removing any makeup you may have applied beforehand. Out of sheets and desperate for help? Run to the nearest restroom and tear off a piece of a toilet sheet cover. This essentially does the same thing as an oil-blotting sheet and you, my friend, have just bailed yourself out of a greasy situation.

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions
 

Raccoon Eyes: Before you even think about putting on the same old eyeliner that’s been in your purse all winter long, run out to your local makeup counter and invest in a Clinique Water-Resistant Eyeliner. Not only will your eyes stay super sexy, but also you’ll be going from day to night without having to constantly reapply because of melting makeup. Did you put on too much eyeliner? Take a Q-tip and dip it into makeup remover, then glide it along any problem areas to erase excess liner.

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions

Oil Spill Hair: One of the things I hate most during the summer is washing my hair in the morning and having it weighed down by the natural oils in my hair that seem to be going into overdrive by day’s end. Washing your hair daily signals your scalp to produce more oil, so washing it every day actually does a disservice to your mane. Want to fix your crowning glory in a snap? Try Got2Be Texturizing Back 2 Bed Powder; not only will it absorb the oil from your locks, it will also add much-needed volume.

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions

Red Lobster: First thing’s first: Pop two ibuprofen to ease the pain of your sunburn. And, as always, apply aloe to areas you’ve burned on your body. As weird as it sounds, use organic apple vinegar as a cold compress – it feels amazing on a burn and helps decrease the redness, too. I keep a bottle in the fridge for when I over-sun. Both of these will provide temporary relief to your scorched skin. But wait, you’ve got a party tonight and need to look somewhat normal? A loose yellow powder, like Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder, will reduce redness on your face instantly by neutralizing the color.
Oompa-Loompa Self-Tan: Grab a loofah, stat! Buffing off streaks is a surefire way to correct a self-tanning dilemma and gives you a new lease on your skin to apply it in better conditions. But what if you don’t have a loofah on hand and need help in an instant? Use lemon juice to correct the streaks of self-tanner. If all else fails, grab your bronzer and blend into the area where there’s discoloration. This will even out the tone of your skin and provide a fast fix to self-tanning gone wrong.

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions

Oompa-Loompa Self-Tan: Grab a loofah, stat! Buffing off streaks is a surefire way to correct a self-tanning dilemma and gives you a new lease on your skin to apply it in better conditions. But what if you don’t have a loofah on hand and need help in an instant? Use lemon juice to correct the streaks of self-tanner. If all else fails, grab your bronzer and blend into the area where there’s discoloration. This will even out the tone of your skin and provide a fast fix to self-tanning gone wrong.

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions

Temperature Control: Everyone sweats in the summertime as our bodies turn our natural cooling systems on for relief from the heat. Although there are some, ahem, expensive alternatives (think Botox for your underarms), some of us aren’t willing to go to the extreme. Out on the town and your deodorant failed you? Make a bathroom pit stop and grab some paper towels to dry any excess perspiration. Hold your shirt under a hand blower for a few minutes to quickly dry any embarrassing sweat marks you may have. Hey, it might not be the most glamorous thing you do all night, but it will prevent your date asking you if the waiter dropped water on your top. If your deodorant has a habit of turning off when you most need it, try caring a travel-sized version with you. F

Skin Deep: Six Summer Solutions