This primer not only makes our makeup look flawless, it makes our skin look flawless, too. This light, creamy gel acts as an invisible barrier between skin and makeup and is perfect to apply before moisturizer or foundation. The moisture-rich vitamin formula is created specifically for dehydrated skin, which—with the crazy-hot temperatures outside and the crazy-cool air conditioned temperatures inside—is happening to more and more of us this summer!
And we have a bit of a confession to make. Sometimes, we actually skip moisturizer when we use this primer! It’s THAT hydrating!
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Hydrating retails for $30 at spacenk.com.
Use a deep conditioning mask.
Treat dry, stressed-out, unmanageable strands with a deep conditioner. Use it once a week—left on for anywhere from 5-15 minutes, depending on the mask and its instructions, it will seriously make hair shine. Try Kerastase Masquintense For Thick Hair ($60 at kerastase-usa.com), which drenches your hair in softness and shine.
Let hair air dry before blowdrying.
Want to cut down on your drying time and actually make hair look better at the same time? Let it air dry first! Give it anywhere from 20-40 minutes after showering so you’re not drying super-soaked strands—and it will actually make your tresses look so shiny you’ll be amazed.
Use a dry shampoo in between washes.
First of all, stop washing your hair every day! Some of the natural oils in your hair actually make it look prettier and shinier! But on those days when you feel like you should wash but just can’t make yourself do it, try a dry shampoo. A little shaken onto the roots and combed through your strands will let you prolong your next washing by at least a day or two.
Seriously, these cleansing cloths make cleansing your skin not only the easiest thing in the world, but the most enjoyable part of the day. They have a bit of a medicinal smell, but at the same time it’s incredibly aesthetically pleasing.
Each cloth is formulated with Vitamin E to truly moisturize and condition the skin with every sweep and swipe. They even remove mascara, no matter how many coats you’ve brushed on throughout the day!
Noxzema Clean Moisture Makeup Removal Cloths retail for $4.49 at ulta.com.