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Say goodbye to your summer skin woes

Summer is here and for many ladies it's the perfect time to get tan, wear bright cosmetics and have fun with their friends. However, when issues with your face arise, it can be a real summer bummer. Seventeen Magazine recently broke down how to avoid or fix the most common summer beauty issues.


Most people have had at least one sunburn in their lives and not only are they painful, but they're ugly as well. From the red, puffiness to the itching and peeling, sunburns can surely put a damper on your plans with friends or your boyfriend. Although wearing sunscreen when you're out in the sun is the best option for warding off a burn, there are ways to soothe and heal it faster if you get one.

Dermatologist Marina Peredo told the news outlet applying cold milk to a burn is great way to help the skin heal.

"Cool or cold milk compresses are recommended for sunburned skin, allergic reactions, dryness, and eczema," Peredo told the publication. "Milk contains lactic acids that help in aiding face redness, since they act as an exfoliant when applied to the skin. Protein, also found in milk, helps soothe the skin by acting as a hydrator, relieving redness, rashes, and irritation. All you have to do is soak a cotton ball in milk and apply to the skin!"

Melting mascara

Mascara is one of the best beauty products invented and also one of the worst - especially during the warm, humid months. The best way to prevent a meltdown when you're out at a new club or at the beach with friends, is to find waterproof varieties. This will help keep the product in place even in the worst conditions. Applying an eyelash primer first can also better keep your mascara in its rightful spot.

Glamour Magazine adds how you apply can vary how well the product stays on. Many people prefer to simply swipe on the product from root to tips, but holding the brush vertically and painting each lash separately may add a better coating all around.

Oil slicks

There is perhaps nothing worse than being able to feel your oily skin when you run your hands across your face. This OMG moment can be even more horrifying if you're talking to your crush or clients at work.  No matter what you use in the morning - face wash, scrubs or more - oil slicks can appear out of thin air later on in the day.

Dermatologist Debra Jaliman, author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From A Top New York Dermatologist, spoke with Seventeen Magazine about real ways to keep oil away. Her number one rule - avoid moisturizing troubled areas.

"First make sure that you are not using moisturizer on your t-zone (it will just make you look more shiny)," Jaliman told the news outlet. "Also, be sure to use an exfoliating cleanser daily."

InStyle Magazine reports using a face brush to exfoliate in the morning can also prevent oil build ups on your skin.

Jaliman told Seventeen for a midday fix, carry blotting papers in your purse to dab away any oil that developed over the course of the day. If you're too frugal to buy blotting papers, use tissues instead. Grab a two-ply tissue and separate it, then use the thin one-ply paper to dab the oil off of your face. Using a powder concealer or face primer can also help hide oil - be sure to bring the compact with you to use while you're out of the house.  

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