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Beat the Heat Summer Beauty Products

We recently hit our first triple digit days of heat here in Austin and boy does it feel hot! There is certainly nothing glamorous about sweating your foundation off before a night on the town, but if you are a girly girl like me then you have no intentions of going a la naturale. Instead of completely ditching your favorite products think substitutions. Here are a few of my favorite heat proof summer products that keep me feeling great - even through the Texas summer scorchers.

  • Elta MD sunscreen - If you have sensitive skin like me then this anti-sting SPF is a must have. It is water resistant with SPF 41 and goes on creamy matte to help reduce an oily shine. It also has a slight tint so you can use alone or under a light foundation.

  • Rae Cosmetics Powder - This local brand is made for sweat performance so it doesn’t clog pores. I like to dust it on with a powder brush to help keep any excess oil at bay during hot summer days.

  • Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base - This Chanel product is one of my favorites and I use it year round - especially during summer months. Cream bronzers and blushes feel light on the skin and not cakey and give you a sun kissed glow without heavy powders. Many times I just wear this alone over my Ulta MD tinted sunscreen.
  • Baby Powder - Have you ever had big plans on a hot summer night and you get out of the shower and can’t stop sweating - gross right? Since it is hot and humid here in Austin, try substituting baby powder instead of body lotion. I like to take an oversized powder brush or puff and dust over my body - especially those areas that melt quickly in heat like armpits, back of knees, cheeks, and under the breasts.
  • Coconut Oil or Leave-In Conditioner - With this hot weather you are surely diving into a pool or local swimming hole. All that in and out of water can wreak havoc on your hair. Try spraying a leave in conditioner or slathering coconut oil through the ends to hydrate the hair follicles before and after you swim to help minimize split ends.
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Jennifer McCamish is the owner of Dancers Shape, a Pilates and barre fitness studio in Austin, Texas. A former NYC Radio City Rockette with over 30 years of dance experience and training from legendary institutes around the country, McCamish has worked or performed with many well-known celebrities, television shows and publications. Utilizing her professional knowledge and education, she created Dancers Shape, a unique approach to fitness, incorporating elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates and circuit training to efficiently build strength and muscle tone while maintaining a lean and nimble body. McCamish holds a BA in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin, Athletic Training in Injury Prevention for Dancers from Radio City Entertainment, is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor including Injuries and Special Populations, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, IDEA Fitness and Wellness member, and is certified in CPR-First Aid. She is a certified instructor including injuries, special populations and golf conditioning. Read more about Jennifer.