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Beauty Tips to Beat the Heat

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Even if you enjoy the summer months, your skin and hair don't always like the heat and humidity that accompany the season.
Air Date: 8/6/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Justine Santaniello
Justine Santaniello is the creator of Just Haves, a website containing anything and everything from style and beauty to the latest trends in gifting and entertaining. She is a multimedia contributor as seen on Wendy Williams, Good Day New York, CBS's The Couch, Yahoo!, New York Live, FOX Business, PIX Morning News, BetterTV, and more, sharing her tips and top product suggestions.

Justine began her career in the broadcast world as a senior segment producer working not only with some of the biggest public relations firms in the world, but also directly with some of the most popular brands, and top morning news show producers, allowing her to gain expertise in the field from a different perspective. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Known for her conversational, engaging commentary, Justine has made over 500 TV appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CW, WE, The Hallmark Channel, and The Veria Living Network. Her on-air experience, behind-the-scenes knowledge, and expertise have resulted in spokesperson and brand consultant roles with countless high-profile brands.

Currently Justine writes for Celebrations.com and is a sought after voice for many popular online sites and publications. She resides in New York City and various airports across the country. She loves to spend time with friends and family traveling, relaxing, and of course enjoying the local fare!
  • Guest Twitter Account: @JNSantaniello
Beauty Tips to Beat the Heat
Even if you enjoy the summer months, your skin and hair don't always like the heat and humidity that accompany the season.

Your skin tends to break out more in the summer, because it's dealing with so many elements... ranging from the harsh rays of the sun and high humidity to sweat, oils, chlorine and salt water. 

So, what can you do to combat these elements?

First, it's important to recognize that your face deserves its own routine; you can't lump it in to general skin care.

Second, washing your face is so essential, as is taking your make-up off before you go to bed. Skipping these steps can be the biggest mistake you can make.

Adding a toner can also be helpful. Just make sure to choose one without alcohol or harsh chemicals.

Not only does this help keep your skin free of blemishes, but a deep clean also allows your moisturizer to be more effective.

There are some differences in expert opinion on whether you should you wash morning and night, or if you should you leave your skin "as is" in the morning to take advantage of the natural oils produced overnight.

There is no real definitive answer. It really depends on your particular skin type. If you have especially oily skin, you may want to perform a light wash and apply a toner in the morning. If you have normal skin, you may be able to get away without washing your face in the morning.

What about your hair? Do you suffer from frizz or wilting?

It's difficult to combat these problems completely; but if you can get away with a bit more "natural" look, summer is a great time to take advantage of that. It's not a bad idea to give your hair a rest from all the styling products you use on a daily basis.

Beauty expert, Justine Santaniello, joins Lisa to share some helpful tips for keeping your skin and hair healthy and vibrant, despite the summer heat.