Stuck on you: When bangs get matted down on your forehead
You were totally rocking that Zooey Deschanel look until the degrees went triple digits. Now the bangs that were girlishly cute are now matted onto your forehead with sweat. Gross. You don’t have to resort to keeping them in bobby pins all summer long. Owner of The Alma Salon NYC, Alma G., suggests carrying around a travel-sized bottle of dry shampoo like Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo or baby powder. A dry shampoo is a quick fix to soak up all of that extra moisture. If you tend to have oily skin, that can only make it worse. “I suggest using Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, and you will be good to go!” Alma says. Just a few dabs on the forehead, you’ll be chic again in no time.
Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo ($24) at Beauty.com
Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5.79) at Walgreens
Get that Glow Minus the Snooki
Self- tanning can be scary. What is perfect shade? Will I look like a tiger? Here are a few tips to getting it right.
- Prep skin by shaving, waxing and exfoliating. Celebrity and International Spray Tanner Kelly Richardson says this step is an absolute must: “Exfoliate! Using a water-based scrub before applying a faux tan is the difference between a bad tan and a great one,” she says. “Avoid scrubs that have oils, as the ingredients in sunless tanning products cannot penetrate through the oil.” Kelly recommends the water based B.Bronz Body Scrub for pre-tanning exfoliation.
- Next, start at your feet and slowly move up your body when you apply. Keep your fingers together when you apply so as not to cause streaks. Wash hands to prevent Cheeto fingers. Let the lotion or spay set in for about five hours to get the full effect before taking a dip or going for a run.
- L’Oreal Sublime Bronze and Jergens Natural Glow are perfect for a gradual effect and especially for fair skin. Richardson suggests mixing the tanner with a little bit of moisturizer applying to the hands, face and feet for a more natural effect. She also advises applying aerosol tanners in a circular pattern. “Aerosols have a circular pattern to begin with and look unnatural when sprayed in a vertical or horizontal formation,” Richardson says.
- Another cool product is Model Co. Self Tanning Glove. You just slip on this one-time use glove already infused with self-tanner and swipe it over your legs at night so when you wake up in the morning, you’ll have a sexy glow.
B.Bronz Body Scrub ($18) at Shopbebronze.com
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze ($10.99) at CVS
Jergens Natural Glow ($7.99) at Walgreens
Model Co. Self Tanning Glove ($36) at CVS