When most individuals I've encountered in my life consider Minnesota (the place I used to be born and grew up), they usually convey up a minimum of one of many following nearly instantly: the Mall of America, the numerous, many lakes, the accent (if somebody asks me to say "bag" yet one more time, I swear to God), the Vikings and the way fantastically constant they're at dropping, or the subzero winter temperatures that may fairly actually freeze your eyelashes do you have to select to go exterior (simply do not). In fact, the latter is sort of true and I by no means advocate somebody go to my residence state within the wintertime in the event that they're squeamish in regards to the chilly or snow, however what most individuals do not realize is how totally pretty, albeit humid, the state is as soon as summer time rolls round.
Rising up, I by no means actually thought twice in regards to the humidity (which sits at a median of 70.4% and ranks 25th highest in the nation), however it's one thing I've grow to be keenly conscious of after transferring to the stunning land of Los Angeles (a state that ranks 43rd in humidity, with a considerably decrease common at 61%).
In fact, you are most likely questioning what the heck all of this has to do with actually something, however don't be concerned, hold tight. After turning into tremendous cozy with my new comparably non-humid setting, you may think about how surprising my latest July 4th-timed journey to Austin, Texas was. Not solely had been the temperatures within the mid-90s the temperatures additionally had the humidity ranges to match. For those who've by no means been or want a comparability, you mainly really feel such as you're being slapped by a steam-enhanced sauna anytime you step exterior.
As one may think, the stash of beauty products I packed—all of that are way more accustomed to the drier warmth of California and Arizona (the place my mother and father dwell a lot of the yr)—fell fairly darn flat, each actually and figuratively. Which acquired me considering, what merchandise would have the gusto to face as much as the most popular and most humid climates without immediately inducing fuzzy hair, Slip 'N Slide shine, and different telltale seen indicators of a muggy local weather? To get some expert-vetted recs, I reached out to a number of the finest hairstylists and make-up artists within the enterprise who recurrently prep themselves and/or their shoppers in any and each sort of locale and climate forecast. Curious to see their arsenal of humidity-proof standbys? Hold scrolling!