Thursday, June 7, 2012

Keep Cool in the Heat

Since I've been in Shanghai, the weather seems to be getting warmer and more humid everyday. So, I've decided to make a post about little things I'll do to keep cool in the next couple months.

1.) Uniqlo AIRism Camis
I bought this white cami a couple weeks ago and I really love it so far. Unlike cotton camis, this one doesn't stick to your body and it feels cool against the skin.

2.) Oil Absorbing Sheets

Clean & Clear makes these sheets that help to blot out oil and sweat. In Asia, you can find these sheets in pretty much every convenience store and pharmacy for about $1. (I bought some adorable Hello Kitty ones in Japan.) I highly recommend these if you are going to be somewhere super humid.

3.) Makeup Setting Spray

Summer is the best time to go out at late at night, but makeup can quickly run or smudge in the heat. I recently bought this makeup setting spray from urban decay at Sephora. I haven't gone out in serious humidity yet, but I will definitely be wearing this when I have to work from day until late at night.

4.) Pore Cleansing Pad

I bought the cutest pink pore cleansing pad in Tokyo that is similar to this one from Sephora. I'm not sure if it is making a difference, but I am going to use it regularly in order to avoid clogged pores. Black heads are one of the most annoying things in the summer.

5.) Klorane Dry Shampoo

Everyone knows it isn't great to wash your hair everyday. So what do you do in the middle of sweltering heat? Use a dry shampoo on your roots to reduce oil. I've read reviews for numerous products and Klorane always seems to be the highest rated. I ordered this one from Amazon.

6.) Sandals

Ballerina flats can feel too stuffy in the summer, so I opt for sandals instead. I recently bought this pair of Sam Edelman sandals that I am in love with. Piperlime has a fantastic sandal selection.

7.) Maxi Skirts and Dresses

Short,tight skirts can feel too clingy and uncomfortable when it's hot. Instead, maxi skirts and dresses offer a breezier alternative. You can find them everywhere now, but I like some of the styles from Piperlime and the dress pictured above from Zara.

8.) Wash your Face with Green Tea
I read about a famous Korean actress who washes her face with green tea everyday to exfoliate pores. Recently I've been boiling a cup of green tea and then putting it in the fridge to cool. Once it has chilled, I quickly wash my first with hot water and then splash the cold green tea on my face. This is a cheap way to wash your face that feels awesome.

I also started to skip moisturizing my whole face at night and just use  eye cream instead. I use dual SPF and moisturizer during the day.

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