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Six Steps to Clear Skin this Summer

Sticky summers mean tricky skin and Lucky Magazine has brought you six fool-proof steps to achieving the silkiest, smoothest skin—no matter how high the humidity level. This short and sweet guide gives you the warm weather basics to gaining clear skin in the hottest months as well as some of the best products on the market for each step of the way. Begin with a good cleanser followed by a sonic-frequency powered clarisonic, a gentle exfoliator and hydrating mask are next and finish your regimen with a revitalizing toner and smoothing serum. And the whole scheme is deceptively easy, low-maintenance girls. Make a point to devote 20 minutes to yourself and your skincare regimen and you’ll be blemish-free this sweaty summer. And it doesn’t end there!—Lucky‘s beauty section is overloaded with skincare tips and wellness guides to help you stay looking and feeling your best right now. Indulge, dahhhling.

Homemade Beauty Recipes

With all the great beauty products out there, sometimes we forget that all the necessary ingredients for a mask, exfoliator, moisturizer and more are patiently waiting in our refrigerators! With just a little help from everyday fruits, veggies, and oils, you can have clear, glowing skin at a fraction of the spa cost. And thanks to the internet and our reliable pals at GoodHousekeeping.com and their article on homemade beauty recipes, you can have an at-home treatment for face, body, and hair. Drugstore remedies can be a nice quick fix but with all natural ingredients you’re guaranteed to be doing good by your skin.

Caring for Your Hair in the Sun and Summer

Maybe we’re a little early in gearing up for summer but with this NYC winter still dragging on, we need something to look forward to—long weekends at the beach, sneaking out from work for lunch at a sidewalk cafe, and catching some rays while shopping (look at us multitaskers go!)  But if there is a second precaution us summer girls must take (the first being sunscreen) it is protecting our tresses from the damages of heat and sun.  So what can you do to keep your locks in their finest form?

1.  Go au naturale and give your hair a day off.  If you color or bleach your hair try laying off for a couple months to let the good oils and moisture build up again (you’ll also achieve the ombre hair look-of-the-moment once your roots grow in a little).  If stopping your color sessions is not an option, try putting down those products and tools instead.  Blowdryers, flat irons, and heavy treatments can damage your hair and weigh it down.  Let loose and fly, girlfriend!

2.  Condition, condition, condition.  The summer sun and humidity strip our hair of all the good juices it needs to stay lustrous and smooth.  So how do you replenish what has been depleted?  With at home conditioning treatments.  Once a week, bring a little life back to your locks with a deep conditioning treatment.  In between these treatments use a leave-in conditioner to maintain moisture and keep your strands protected from all the icky pollution out there.

3.  When in doubt, cover up.  You wouldn’t put your bare skin out in the burning sun without sunscreen now would you?  And would you put your unprotected hair under those same painful rays?  Of course not!  Next time you’re without protection from the sun, throw on a big straw hat and lay back.  Not only will this hat serve double duty in protecting your skin, but it will also keep your hair color intact and your tresses from dehydrating.  Now that’s something to toast a cocktail to!

A duo of apropos makeup tips from the master, Trish McEvoy

These 2 are applicable immediately with the exception of carrying eye base and a brow kit with you. Shouldn’t these things remain on throughout the day?? Come on, eye shadow base and brow makeup should be formulated to adhere to your skin all day.

What are your most important makeup tips and tricks?
Trish McEvoy: Always brighten your eyes by applying a highlighter on your upper lids. Don’t apply concealer under your eyes, apply it in shadows of the eye, spots that are darker. Always curl your lashes. Blend liner into your lipstick so it’s more natural looking, and always wear a little coverage on your skin.

What should every woman have in her makeup bag?
Trish McEvoy: [My] Eye Base Essential, eyeliner, crease shadow, brow kit, concealer, bronzer, blush, lip liner, lip color, and mascara.

For more of the interview with her, go to PageDaily.com.