Q&A Monday

For all your beauty advice…

Good morning, and Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend, and a place to cool off in this heat! As always thanks for the great questions this week. Read on about sunburn on the scalp, using dry shampoo properly, and avoiding makeup meltdown!

Dear Brooke, What do I do about getting sunburned on my scalp – right where my hair parts?  Do I put sunscreen there??? Kristine K.

Dear Kristine, You can put sunscreen on your scalp, but if you feel you need to do it on a daily basis, I would recommend a mineral SPF, as opposed to your everyday SPF in lotion form. A mineral SPF is in powder form and won’t leave your scalp feeling greasy. If it’s just one day you’ll be in the sun for a lengthy time, you can use your regular SPF on your part. Also, remember the tops of your ears, and the back of your neck if you’re wearing a pony tail. Bring a hat as well, for extra protection!

Dear Brooke, I have been trying dry shampoo, but I just can’t seem to make it work for me. Maybe I’m not using it properly, but it’s just not amazing me the way it seems to amaze everyone else. It feels like it leaves a gritty feeling on my hair, and the white powder it leaves behind makes me look old. What am I doing wrong? Jill B.

Dear Jill, Welcome to the dry shampoo generation! Every line seems to have one now, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. When I first started using dry shampoo, I was very skeptical, and I didn’t want to embrace the trend at all. Some are better than others, but once you find the one that works for you, I think you’ll hop on the bandwagon! Here are a few tips to using dry shampoo properly. Spray the product on the roots of your hair, not the hair shaft. Dry shampoo absorbs oil, so focus on the areas you want to “clean”. Let the product sit for a few minutes, and then rub it out with your fingers, or brush with a natural bristle brush to get any residue off. Brushing with a natural bristle brush seems to be the best way to get the white cast to go away. Good luck, and if it still isn’t making you happy, you don’t have to use it, but at least you can say you tried it!

Dear Brooke, Help! My makeup is absolutely melting off in this summer heat! Someone just told me to start using makeup primers. I’m not really looking to add more stuff to my routine, but could be talked into it, if it actually works. Will a makeup primer stop my makeup from melting? Madison H.

Dear Madison, To answer your question in one word: Yes. But I’ll elaborate…If you’ve never used a primer before, now is a great time to start. A primer creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup, so your makeup has something to adhere to, instead of soaking into your skin. I swear by eyeshadow primer, and won’t go a day without using it! There are tons of primers out there to choose from. I would suggest going to a Sephora near you, and getting some samples to see which one works best for you. You will notice a big difference in how long your makeup lasts, and you will wonder how you ever got by without it!

Thanks again for the great questions this week, keep them coming! Email me your questions for Q&A Monday to brookeknowsbeauty@hotmail.com

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