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O Magazine: Summer Beauty Survival Handbook‏


The August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine on newsstands now reveals the Summer Beauty Survival Handbook.

August is the peak of the summer season, and it’s also the height of summer’s beauty dilemmas – bug bites, TOO much sun, and frizzy hair! For every beauty problem – including the worst-case scenarios – O Magazine has the solution.

 

Minimize the Aftermath of Sunburns
Pop two aspirin, which inhibits the prostaglandin release that can increase redness.
Take a cool bath or shower. A sunburn increases blood flow to your skin; cold water reduces it.
Slather the affected areas with an aloe gel, but be careful to avoid products that contain alcohol, which can dry skin and increase peeling.
Solemnly swear to always apply sunscreen (and reapply every two hours!) when you’re in the sun.

Hide Front-and-Center Mosquito Bites
Dab a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment on the bite as soon as you notice it to bring down the inflammation and redness. (An antihistamine, like Zyrtec, will also help reduce swelling.)
Once you’ve treated the bite, cover it as you would a pimple, using concealer and a translucent powder.

Sweat Less…Or Create that Allusion
Take a cold shower. The cool water will lower your skin temperature, actually impacting how much you sweat.
After showering, towel off and sprinkle powder over areas that tend to be particularly sweaty.
To cure slippery feet, blow dry your feet using your hair dryer’s cool setting, and then pat powder on them.
Consider using a deodorant with a higher antiperspirant power, like Secret Clinical Strength or Degree Clinical Protection. For best results, apply your antiperspirant to totally dry skin right before bed. If you need even-more-potent sweat prevention, ask you dermatologist for a prescription, like Xerac Ac or Drysol.

Conceal a Broken Out Chest
To hide any individual pimples, dab on a concentrated concealer using a fine-pointed makeup brush. Because body makeup often looks thick on the chest and back, use a face formula instead, like Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. Use a translucent powder to set the concealer. For more diffuse breakouts, apply a powder foundation (like Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation or Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup) all over the offending area with a large fluffy brush.

Prevent Hair from Wilting
Get to get rid of the grease that can weigh down hair at the roots. Shampoo daily, using products like Neutrogena T/Sal shampoo for oil control. Go easy on your conditioner usage, and try a product that has a gel consistency (like KMS California Add Volume Gel Conditioner) in order to keep hair smooth without flattening it.
To defy gravity all day, look for products billed as “root lifters” (like L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Pumping Volume Spritz). Spray at the roots when hair is still damp, or try flipping your head upside down while blow-drying for extra volume.

Cure a self-tanner hangover: streaky ankles, stained palms
In the shower, squeeze an exfoliating scrub (preferably one containing glycolic acid, like Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Body) onto a loofah and rub it in circles over the darkest areas. This will buff away that surface skin, and will soften the color.
If you don’t have an exfoliator handy, the citric acid in fresh lemon juice can help slough away excess color (cutting a lemon in half and rubbing it directly on the splotchy areas will do the trick!).
Once your skin is dry, a tinted bronzer will help even things out; you can also minimize remaining streaks by applying a subtle gradual tanner (like Lorac SelfTantalizer body Bronzing Gradual Self-Tanner) all over.
Next time, exfoliate thoroughly before applying self-tanner; when you’re done applying, gently rub a damp washcloth over your elbows, knees, ankles, and feet (the areas most likely to streak).

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Top Seven Common Beauty Mistakes to Avoid this Summer

Makeup Artist Provides Top Seven Common Beauty Mistakes to Avoid this Summer

June is finally here, and that means the first day of summer is right around the corner. Whether you plan to spend the hot summer months at work or at the beach, there are essential beauty tips every woman should keep in mind to achieve the perfect look this summer.

Blend, Blend and Blend
Whether your applying concealer, lip liner or blush, be sure to blend colors and makeup to create a natural summer look. Defined lines and mismatched colors can lead to a disastrous look for the summer. When applying concealer around your eyes, be sure to blend. Also, remember to switch to a darker shade if you have been out in the sun.

Stay in Line
When applying lip liner or eyeliner, stay in line. Cat eyes are great, but tone down the look for the summer. When applying lipstick, trace your lip line and avoid an unnatural look. Same goes for your eyes. If you plan to extend your line beyond your eyes, keep it natural.

Mind Your Neck
Check your neck. This is a common mistake year-round, but needs particular attention during the summertime. Since you are out in the sun, your neck may not match that fabulous natural tan. Dab some bronze powder on your neck, making sure you match!

Out with the Old, In with the New
As you update your wardrobe with the hottest summer gear, the same should go for your makeup. Make sure to rid your makeup bag of any old makeup. Toss any products that have changed color, consistency or have a bad odor—since makeup is always in contact with germ-prone areas like your eyes, mouth and fingers.

Avoid Dark Lips
Dark lip shades can look aging. To keep in line with this summer’s makeup trend—go natural. Grab your favorite gloss to go and apply throughout the day, brightening your face and complimenting your natural summer glow.

Go Waterproof!
The hot summer weather doesn’t necessarily have to affect your summer makeup application. Switch to waterproof makeup for the summertime. Whether off to the beach or a day at the office, avoid smudged black makeup under your eyes.

How Tan is Too Tan?
A little summer glow can really brighten your face, but don’t overdo it. Go natural this summer. When stepping out into the sun, be sure to protect your skin. Opt for a lotion that contains SPF 15 and higher to avoid burning your face, which may lead to peeling. Don’t forget to switch your concealer to match your new darker shade. And, be sure to steer clear of products that give you an orange tone.


ABOUT SUSMTA PATEL
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Susmta Patel is a multiple threat in the beauty industry as a licensed makeup artist, aesthetician, nail technician, hairstylist and waxing expert. Susmta was born in India and came to the US at the age of 20. This single mother wasted no time in diving head first into her passion for personal aesthetic services. As she says, “nothing makes me happier than the priceless smile of approval. This recognition motivates me to continue my pursuit of excellence.”


Emma Stone ditches the blonde!

Emma Stone is one of my favorite actresses right now intelligent, funny and beautiful. Proof  girls you can be famous without acting like a twit and making a sex tape!

I love Emma either way but as cute as she is as a blonde I think she is gorgeous as a redhead. Can’t wait to see her in The Help!