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6 quick fixes for every woman's summer beauty nightmares

SUMMER IS A tough time for us girls, with hairy legs, fake tan, shorts, and humidity hair all out to get us – and that’s not even half of it.

But in heat like this, we all need a bit of extra help. Here are six products that will save your face (literally) in sunny weather.

1. Lush dusting powder

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You can use it all over the body, but writer Bim Adewunmi recommends dusting some on your thighs to combat the dreaded chub rub. No more chafing! Praise the lord! (But ignore the creepy name.)

2. Setting spray

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This gets rid of that awful “MY FACE IS MELTING!” feeling. Urban Decay do the best ones - this travel-size bottle is €12. Put it in your bag, and be glad.

3. Essence blotting papers

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Just €2.49 in Penneys. Get ‘em, stick them to your face, and be revolted by the amount of oil that comes off you.

4. Neutrogena Foot Cream


You want to wear flip-flops, but your feet look like something out of a horror film. We know, ours do too.

This softening foot cream costs €7.99 (and is half price in Boots right now) and makes your toes look less frightening.

5. Frizz Ease

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If you’ve been caught on the hop with humidity hair, do not fret. Run this €8.59 serum through your hair and breathe. Breathe.

6. Compeed Anti-Blister Stick


So you’ve finally got the feet out – but your new sandals are giving you hell for it. Swipe this (€6.69) on the problem area and tell that friction to p*ss off.

Now go off, have fun, and leave your chafing, oily worries behind.

Previously: 9 struggles all Irish girls face in summer>