OK, we’ll admit it. After a glorious (and longer than usual) winter, we were reluctant to accept the truth. However, we’re ready to admit defeat: summer is here, and it’s a HOT one. As always, extremely high temperatures, high humidity, and a high UV index have all accompanied summer, waging a battle with our skin and hair. But don’t panic, we’ve got a few secret weapons in our arsenal. Here are some of our favorite summer beauty essentials to help you beat the heat and look gorgeous doing it.
Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra Pure Smart Spray – A cooling, refreshing spray can provide a lot of relief on a hot summer’s day. This one works on all skin types and hydrates the skin while providing anti-aging benefits. It also contains a slew of antioxidants and Tea Tree Oil for natural antibacterial protection.
Eucerin Sun Gel-Crème Oil Control Dry Touch 50+ – You have heard it all before; excess sun exposure leads to premature aging. Avoid wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin by applying a high protection sunscreen every single day. During the summer, the last thing you want to do is add a thick, heavy layer to your face. This lightweight formula provides high protection against UVA and UVB rays and leaves the skin with a matte, oil-free finish.
Dr. Organic Tea Tree Wet Wipes 20’s – These wet wipes can be used on the face or body, and will leave you feeling cool, clean, and refreshed. They are conveniently packed for travel, so you can throw them in your bag or keep them at your desk. Tea Tree Oil has natural antibacterial properties, making these perfect for use after a ride on the metro or a day of running around town.
Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel – Many people find that they get a little bit of swelling during the warmer months, especially in their legs and feet. Treat tired, swollen legs and feet to this instantly soothing and revitalizing gel. Arnica, Birch, and Witch Hazel extract provide soothing relief, while camphor and menthol instantly cool and refresh.
SACHAJUAN Hair in the Sun – The summer can wreak havoc on your hair. The bright sun can strip moisture from your strands, fade your hair color, and weaken your hair. All of this, plus high humidity, leads to frizz. Protect your strands with this hair treatment containing a UV filter that stays in the hair even after you wash it. It also provides a light styling effect for gorgeous strands.