Beauty Tips Part 2 – Sweet Sweat Proof Products
PLUS – Check out how the comments on this post led to a way to use panty liners to prevent foot sweat.)
As a Zumba Fitness instructor, I spend most of my days sweaty and parading around town in stinky workout clothes and tennis shoes. I’ve discovered a few products that help take the edge off all that yuck. Even if you are not into fitness, these products will help you get through the sticky summer months.
I have tried every brand of mascara under the sun and found that the less expensive over-the-counter mascaras work best on my lashes. My favorite is Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara. //
It can be found at any drugstore. I love the applicator because it’s perfect for my less-than-substantial lashes. It doesn’t clump, it doesn’t run and if I apply after using a lash curler, it keeps the curl all day.
I also like Maybelline Lasting Drama by Eyestudio Eyeliner.
It comes in a little tub and includes an applicator brush. The brush works great and it’s easy to create a subtle thin line or a more dramatic cat eye for evening. This eyeliner also passes the sweat test and I think that little tub will probably last 25 years!
Joy to the world (and especially to those who linger around to talk to me after a Zumba class) that prescription strength deodorants are now available over the counter at any drugstore! They cost more but they are definitely worth the extra money. It takes a little getting used to because you apply at night before you go to bed. Dove Clinical Protection Deodorant in Cool Essentials is my favorite and I’ve tried them all.
One of the downsides of being a workout junkie is the breakouts on the face and body. Rx Skin Therapy is a prescription strength product line that can be purchased over the counter at U-Save Pharmacy in Kearney. The Clarifying Cream and Clarifying Facial Masque are great stand alone products. The Clarifying Cream comes in a generous sized jar and a little goes a long way making it great for back acne.
The Clarifying Facial Masque is a great way to help fight breakouts before or after they become a problem. It contains benzoyl peroxide which kills bacteria and reduces inflammation.
“Benzoyl peroxide is the only ingredient that has ever been shown to make a pimple go away faster after it’s applied”, according to Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, Self Magazine May 2012.
You can use the masque as directed prior to PMS to ward off monthly hormonal breakouts or use as an over-night spot treatment. I often send my 14 and 12 year old sons to bed with their faces dotted in facial masque. They just love that.
If you are interested in the Rx Skin Therapy products, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have discount cards available.
My youngest son who is only 8 years old has the smelliest feet in the world. We constantly have to buy new tennis shoes and socks not because he has worn them out or outgrown them but because they smell so bad. I know it’s time for a new pair when I can smell his feet all the way from the front seat of my car.
Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to poll my Facebook friends for some tips. I was rewarded with several wonderful ideas. One was a tea bath foot soak. Fill the tub with a few inches of hot water, add tea bags, soak and relax.
Now most women would pay to spend 15 minutes soaking their feet but not an 8 year old boy. You would have thought I was torturing him. He said it “smelled bad.” Seriously? But it worked! It kept his dogs smelling better for at least week. But I can’t get him to do that again.
This next tip has been adopted by my whole family which is to place dryer sheets in your shoes after you take them off at the end of the day. Works like a charm not only for my son but for my workout shoes, hockey bags, gym bags and even in the bottom of the laundry basket. Now if I can only figure out how to keep the puppy from swiping and shredding the dryer sheets, it might be the perfect solution.
What are some of your favorite products that pass the sweat test and do you have any tips for Charlie’s smelly feet?