We are in the dog days of summer, and it is HOT! Sky-rocketing temperatures, high humidity, and UV intensity can all lead to symptoms of discomfort, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even sunstroke. Incorporating these beauty cool down products and tips into your daily routine will keep you healthy and happy through the heat.
Reprinted from Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes
By: Rona Berg (Workman Publishing Company)
1. Keep your face cream chilled in the fridge in the hot summer months. It will help it stay fresh longer in the heat, and feels really cooling when you put it on!
2. Spray your face with rosewater throughout the day to keep your skin moisturized and give it a dewy look. (Also keep the rosewater chilled, if you can, it is really refreshing)
3. To keep your fragrance from evaporating quickly, squirt a dab of un-fragranced moisturizer in your palm, mix in a few drops of your fragrance, and massage into skin.
4. Wet a washcloth, put it in the freezer and rest on the back of your neck when you come in from outdoors.
We love to keep these handy around the office and take them along when we head outdoors this summer.
Perfect for travel and home, these compostable wipes are made from sustainable, biodegradable non-woven wood fiber. Organic aloe vera, a fruit extract blend, witch hazel extract, lacto-fermented radish root and honeysuckle work together to cleanse away makeup, dirt, oil, and debris from skin. emerginc.com
Cool down on-the-go with vegan, cruelty-free wipes, that are also bio-degradable. The fragrance-free formula is great for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Olive, argan, grape seed and sesame seed oils nourish and cleanse skin anytime, anywhere. acureorganics.com
These not only banish excess oil, they rid the skin of dirt and bacteria.
Mist your face with soothing neroli, immortelle, rock rose, thyme, green tea, aloe, vitamin C, and vitamin B3. Perfect for oily or acne prone skin, this toner reduces blemishes, minimizes clogged pores, and enhances skin elasticity for a healthy summer complexion.
Spritz directly onto skin after cleansing or as a refreshing mist throughout the day. Rose geranium draws moisture to the skin, evens out the complexion and heals broken capillaries. Astragalus and helichrysum, with anti-inflammatory properties, cleanse and mend damaged skin.
This powerful anti-aging elixir is packed with antioxidants and therapeutic-grade essential oils including bergamot, rose, sandalwood, palmarosa and carrot seed. laurelskin.com
Wash away the summer heat with sugar cane and basil, organic cumber extract, and lime essential oil. Cucumber extract moisturizes and firms. Lime essential oil refreshes stimulates your skin, your body’s natural defenses and your mood!