Simple solutions for summer snafus

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Bug bites, razor burn, sangria stains, oh my. From miracle products to clever DIY recipes, beauty expert Melanie Rud Chadwick has a hack to MacGyver your way out of any summer snafu.


FACE: CosMedix Rescue+, $59 at Noy Spa (315 Madison Ave NY, NY)

BODY: Vaseline Intensive Care Spray in Aloe, $6.49 at drugstores

DIY: Make Aloe Vera ice cubes to soothe and heal burned skin

Bug Bites

Dickinson's Daily Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths, $6.99 at Walgreens

DIY: Basil leaf not only has anti-inflammatory properties to help minimize redness and itching, but it's also a known mosquito deterrent

Razor Burn

Sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion, $19.95at

DIY: Mix equal parts oatmeal and plain, full-fat yogurt to create a soothing mask. (The oats are anti-inflammatory to help with redness, while the fat in the yogurt is hydrating and nourishing to the skin and the lactic acid gently exfoliates.) Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse

Sangria Stain

Tide to go Instant Stain Remover, $3 at drugstores

DIY: Shaving Cream helps absorb and remove the stain

Streaky Self-Tanner

BECCA Luminous Body Perfecting Mousse, $34 at Sephora

DIY: Lemon juice & baking soda scrub (Lemon juice lightens unwanted color while baking soda exfoliates)

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