Summer Beauty Bummers — Solved

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Summer Beauty BummersQuick fixes for some of the season’s biggest beauty woes.

PUFFY EYES
Heat, humidity and seasonal allergies can cause your lids to swell up in the summer. Soothe the delicate skin around you eyes with cucumber slices or chilled, steeped tea bags. Lay back, close your eyes and let them sit for 5-10 minutes. Also, keep your eye cream in the fridge for a de-puffing pick-me-up that will leave eyes feeling fresh and looking bright on sweltering summer days. Try: Wrinkle Revenge rescue & protect eye balm

BREAKOUTS
It’s a given that we sweat more in the summer. Unfortunately that causes your glands to produce more oil than usual. This leads to clogged pores (which are a breeding ground for bacteria) and you guessed it, summer acne. To treat current breakouts and prevent new ones from starting, wash your face twice daily (more often if you play sports or partake in other sweat-inducing activities) with a cleanser containing salicylic acid, an antiseptic and exfoliant that will slow down oil production and reduce inflammation. Try: Ain't Misbehavin' medicated aha/bha acne cleanser

SHINY SKIN
Summer heat and humidity can make you shine—and not in a good way. To keep sebum production at bay, use a mattifying gel (like Tease Zone oil control gel) that will soak up surface oils on the spot. Plus, keep a pack of blotting papers handy for quick touch-ups on-the-go. For extra help in your battle against shine, enlist the help of a clay mask, a good preventative measure in the war against grease. Try: Ain't Misbehavin' intensive skin-correcting sulfur acne mask

DRY LIPS
My favorite trick for smooth, soft lips: Mix 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of coarse sugar (like Sugar in the Raw). Slather on lips and using a towel, gently rub your lips in little circles. In seconds, dry, flaky skin is sloughed away and your lips feel baby soft (and taste super sweet). Finish with an ultra-hydrating lip balm that contains SPF.

By Cindy Elahou
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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