PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A carefree summery style may appear effortless, but creating a look that stands up to a busy, fun-filled day still requires some simple work.
Keep your skin in top condition and your hair and makeup on point with these tips from the beauty experts at Macy's to help you look and feel your best.
Protect your skin. If there's only one skin care product you use, it has to be sunscreen. Not only is daily SPF important for avoiding sunburns, it also helps prevent wrinkles and spots caused by sun damage. Apply early and often, and don't be fooled by a cloudy day. Even when skies are overcast, those UV rays can inflict plenty of harm. If you'll be out for an extended period, consider a stylish hat to lend extra protection to your scalp, ears and face. Also remember to cover or apply sunscreen to often-overlooked places, such as the tops of your feet.
Get that glow. While you're using sunscreen to prevent damage, adding a bronzer to your daily routine can help give you that sun-kissed glow. Preventing sun damage doesn't have to mean looking less than golden. Create the look of healthy radiance with Clarins Sunkissed Summer Bronzer Compact. This trio of tropical leaf-embossed powders warms the complexion while an iridescent pop of coral brings a beachy glow to cheeks.
Go for all-day eyes. When you're embracing a laid-back look, a fully done eye can be overkill. A basic tint and some mascara is a simple way to achieve a put-together but fuss-free style. Using a waterproof formula can give you the confidence that your lashes are in perfect condition and ready for whatever the day may bring. If you have a favorite formula, check to see whether a waterproof version is available.
Make it matte. For lip color that lasts from sunrise to moonlight, matte lipstick is the real deal. In addition to being long-lasting, matte lipsticks pack an intense punch of color perfect for a bright and cheerful lip. If a little sparkle or shine is more your thing, go ahead and add a light layer of clear gloss and give yourself bonus points if one layer or both include SPF.
Explore new ideas. Switch up your look and unlock new favorites with Macy's Beauty Box, a $15 monthly subscription to beauty's most wow-worthy products specially chosen by beauty experts. With a variety of products from the best brands ranging from eye shadows to mascaras to lipsticks, each month you'll receive five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 beauty coupon available for use in-store and on macys.com.
Hair Talk with JoJo the Hair Care Expert
Beauty and Barber
Q: JoJo, my hair is in bad shape. I had a relaxer with permanent color added on top of it. Then, my hair started breaking, so I decided to grow out of my relaxer. Now, I have ½ head of new hair and some relaxed hair remains too. I’ve got a lot going on with my hair, and I need to know what I should do next?
A: Keep going. You can go to a stylist and have them cut the remaining relaxed hair off. Then, the choice is yours. You can find a natural hair style that you like or you can press and curl it. We are approaching the fall season, so pressed styles work well this time of year.
Q: JoJo my hair gets oily only in the second week. Can I shampoo it every week?
A: Yes you can. Because our DNA is combined with so many cultures, there’s no one solution for all of our hair needs. Different seasons can also mean trying different techniques. That’s why having a regular stylist who knows your hair and hair needs is really helpful. Moisturizing shampoos might not remove the oil, while deep cleansers might dry it out and your scalp too much. Your stylist will be able to determine which products will work best.
Q: JoJo I noticed that you still use relaxers and you press and curl. Why don’t you do any natural styles?
A: Wow…that’s like asking your dentist can he check your eyes too. Everybody has a different gift. I know how to straighten your hair and keep it on your head. That’s my gift. I don’t have a problem with natural hairstyles. I like a lot of the styles. I just can’t do them – it’s not my gift. I don’t do weaves either. In the sixties, the natural made a political statement, “black power”. In 2017, the style trends come more from entertainers than from political leaders. We have more hair freedom than any time in our history. We have the skills and resources to do whatever we want with our exceptionally versatile hair. I don’t feel that one hair style makes you blacker than another.
When hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line . Terry’s Place has been Detroit’s eyebrow capitol for over 50 years. Your beauty is our beauty. If hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line. Visit Terry’s Place online at www.terryswigsandlashes.com or on Facebook. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Terry’s Place at 19139 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48221. We’re open six days a week, for your convenience. To schedule an appointment, please call (313)863-4014.