How to Beat the Humidity This Summer

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Folks, we’ve made it. It’s our first week of consistently sticky, humid, downright gross weather in D.C. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely love warmer weather. However, the East Coast humidity that comes along with the higher temps? Unsubscribe.

In response to the gross weather, I’ve created my “Humidity Survival Kit” that I pull out every summer. Here’s what’s in my kit this year!

  1. Matte Primer

    I have an oily t-zone, and in the summer I have a tendency to look like a shiny mess! Before I put on a drop of makeup, I make sure to put on a matte base. I personally like this primer from Make Up For Ever; it does a pretty good job at lasting all day and reducing all of the shine on my forehead/nose!

  2. Powders vs. Foundation

    I typically have to skip the heavy foundations in the summer and rely on powders only since my skin produces so much excess oil when it’s super humid outside! Laura Mercier just introduced their medium/dark powder which is a blessing, and I’ve been using it on the reg. I will say the downside to this is that when I get super “tan”/dark in the summer, it does end up becoming too light for me. I’m going to need to find a powder that’s great for my darkest days of summer!

  3. A Solid Deodorant

    More humidity = way more sweat for me! This summer, I’m swearing by Secret’s Clinical Strength Deodorant. It has two times the sweat protection than a regular antiperspirant, so it will work wonders on even the stickiest of summer days! It’s stress tested specifically for women, so no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be covered. I also love that it goes on clear, so there won’t be any awkward white deodorant marks ruining your cute summer OOTD.

  4. Light Sunscreen

    You’re going to hate me when I say this, but I’ve never had a sunburn in my life. Even though my skin is super resilient to the sun, I still put sunscreen on every day, especially in the summer. If I don’t put on sunscreen, I tend to get dark spots and scars on my skin. I try to use a sunscreen thats as lightweight as possible so that I don’t feel weighed down in product on a super humid day, and Caudalie’s VinoPerfect Radiance Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 does the trick for me! 

  5. Blotting Pads

    Blotting pads are absolutely 100% necessary for me, and I always have a set in my purse during the summer! I personally love the Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit; it’s a combo of translucent powder and blotting papers that really provides that perfect finishing 1-2 punch to eliminate shine during the day!

How do you combat the humidity?

Thank you to Secret for partnering with me for today’s post!

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  1. All of these products look great for beating that summer humidity! I will totally be trying some of these!

    Posted 5.16.17 Reply
  2. Candy Kage wrote:

    Great round up of products to beat the humidity. Bring on the air conditioner.

    Posted 5.16.17 Reply
  3. Great tips! Blotting pads are a must! Beautiful look too, amazing sandals!

    xx, Elise

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  4. Such great ways to fight the humidity — the blotting pads, for sure. I used to live in Florida so I know all about it. Loving your top and block heels by the way.

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  5. Girl I feel that!! This VA humidity is no joke!

    x Rebecca //

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  6. Jenny wrote:

    I love that deoderant! It works like a charm.

    Posted 5.16.17 Reply
  7. ARob79 wrote:

    I love this tips! Perfect for the heat in Memphis! I love mint soap showers when it’s humid. Really cools you off! Tfs!

    Posted 5.17.17 Reply
  8. Great Tips, Some products are really very essential to fight against humid weather.


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  9. Ashley Stephenson wrote:

    These are awesome tips! It has been super hot this week and I am not looking forward to sitting outside and sweating my make up off – but I use the setting spray from Urban Decay and that helps!

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  10. Meghan wrote:

    This is such great tips. Luckily for me it doesn’t get too humid in California but there are a few days of the year it does happen!

    Meghan |

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