Summer has officially arrived and with it, we’ll (hopefully) be getting that heatwave weather. As much as we love the warmer temperatures and wall-to-wall sunshine, the heat does bring some downsides with it. To keep yourself cool, calm, and protected (SPF is a non-negotiable), we’ve grouped together all the essential beauty products you need for heatwave survival.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s summer or winter, sunny or raining, SPF should always be at the top of your list. Not only does SPF keep you protected from sunburn (ouch), but it also helps protect your skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays, which can lead to premature aging, discolouration, and even skin cancer. Our fave is a newbie on the block – Hello Sunday’s The Everyday One Face Moisturiser SPF 30. Designed to work with all skin types, this lightweight formula gives you broad spectrum protection against those rays, as well as shielding against blue light and pollution.
Heat and deodorant go hand in hand, which is why we want to introduce you to the Mario Badescu Deodorant. This roll-on option is free from aluminum and parabens, making it kinder to your skin. The lightweight, fresh scent keeps you smelling your best all day, no matter the temperature. The glide-on, quick-drying formula contaisn vitamin E, cucumber seed oil, and ginger root to cleanse, as well as aloe vera and shea butter to soothe and hydrate. The result? Fresh, clean, soft underarms that look, feel, and smell their best.
Whether you’re in the office, at home, or out and about, there’s nothing more satisfying than a quick hit of face mist to cool you down. Our go-to is the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Make It Rain Face Mist. Packed full of minerals and a super berry blend, this refreshing and hydrating face mist is an instant reset for your skin. Simply spritz, mist, and you’ll feel as good as new.
If you suffer with chafing, then you’ll know that it’s not the most welcome visitor when the weather heats up. Luckily for us, BeYou have come to the rescue with their Anti-Chafing Cream. Specifically designed to reduce friction, this all-natural formula allows your skin to breathe whilst also providing long-lasting protection against chafing. The water-resistant formula has been enriched with lavender and coconut oils, meaning that it’ll soften and soothe the skin, whilst still being antibacterial and non-greasy. Sign us up.
Caught out in the sun and got a little burnt? We’ve all been there. Sun Bum’s After Sun Cool Down Spray is the answer when you’re stuck in a sunburn situation. Packed full of cooling aloe, this refreshing spray helps to calm, soothe, and repair the skin after a day in the sun. Free from any nasties, the spray formula gives your skin a cold boost of hydration, leaving your skin feeling calm and comfortable.
Is there any better feeling than a cooling sheet mask at the end of a long day? Our go-to is the Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Cucumber. The ultra-cooling gel mask instantly softens, soothes, and calms the skin, reducing puffiness and increasing hydration. Top tip: store in the fridge for an extra cooling hit.
Continuing with the cool skincare, we’ll be reaching for the By BEAUTY BAY Ice Roller multiple times this summer (and beyond). Designed to be stored in the fridge or freezer, this stainless steel roller smooths over the skin to reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as massaging away any facial tension and helping lymphatic drainage.