Keeping cool and fresh in the scorching summer heat isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but it can be done. Whether you’re commuting to work or relaxing in some faraway resort, here’s how to look chill even as temperatures continue to climb:
1. Use moisturizer and sunscreen in a lightweight consistency.
Now’s not the time for heavy creams. Constant sweating, excessive oil production (inevitable in the summer), plus heavy formulations spell disaster: You’ll just be clogging your pores and triggering breakouts.
Instead, go for water-based or gel products that your skin can quickly absorb; they’re marked with “oil-free” or “no sebum” on the packaging. Refreshing ingredients like aloe vera help, too. When it comes to sunscreen, reapplication is your biggest hurdle when you’re busy or lazy. Your best bet? A sunscreen spray that dispenses a fine mist to easily keep your skin protected all day long.
2. Take a face mist with you wherever you go.
From making your skin matte, setting your makeup, to brightening your features, face mists pack a mean punch in one small bottle. You can even make your own in a snap by transferring some hydrating toner into a spray bottle. In the summer, face mists are great for their invigorating and calming capabilities. Try popping yours in the fridge; your skin will thank you for that extra cooling boost.
3. Swap thick body butters for non-greasy lotions.
As with your face moisturizer, your body lotion should also be suitable for the sweltering summer heat. Forego heavy consistencies that will just stick to your clothes and make you feel stifled. Instead, reach for products with light, quick-absorbing formulas. Pro tip: Choose a body lotion labeled “body milk,” “non-greasy,” or “fresh”; don’t bother with those with butter or cream on the ingredients list.
4. Choose clothes in summer-appropriate fabrics.
It’s not just your beauty routine that needs a do-over; you need to rethink your wardrobe, too. Avoid wearing pieces in velvet, leather, suede, and ones with heavy embellishments—they’ll be a burden when it’s over 30 degrees Celsius outside.
Constricting silhouettes that draw fabrics close to your body are also a no-no; you’ll just feel suffocated with them on. Our suggestions? Clothes in breathable fabrics like linen, cotton, and lace; styles that fall away from your frame (think culottes and swing dresses); and eyelet and cutout details to let extra air in.
5. For healthy summer hair, make sure to keep it fresh and hydrated.
Our scalps and tresses get the full brunt of the sun’s harsh rays in the summer, yet we still forget that they need as much care and attention as our bodies do. The radiation from the sun isn’t just damaging and aging our skin—it’s causing adverse changes in our hair as well.
These harmful rays suck out moisture from within the strands, resulting in dehydrated and weak tresses. Hair that lacks moisture doesn’t just appear dry and brittle—it’s also more prone to breakage, greasiness, and dandruff.
Our hair hero this summer: the limited edition Cream Silk Fresh Hydration Conditioner. It’s formulated with Hydra-Collagen Complex to ensure your locks stay in tip-top shape. Collagen isn’t just great for the skin—it also does wonders for the hair, because it binds water to the strands and seals in moisture to nourish hair from within.
The Cream Silk Fresh Hydration Conditioner is also non-greasy, so it leaves the hair feeling fresh all day. Needless to say, this is one hair product you just can’t be without this summer.
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