We’ve all been there: We step outside to, only to be slapped in the face with the inevitable heat and humidity that comes with our beloved rosé season. Is excess sweat, oil production, and smelling not so great natural? Maybe. Does it have to be that way? Absolutely not — at least not if we’ve got a say in it.
So for the sake of not letting a little 40-degrees weather stop us from said summer activity we are sharing good to go-to tricks compiled from the internet on how to stay cool and feeling fresh. Think: stocking your vanity with fruit-infused sunscreen that won’t feel greasy the moment you get to the cabana or filling your fridge with ooh, ahh-inducing face masks. Take note, ladies. You and your sweaty glowy selves deserve it
Nothing’s better than washing your face with cold water after a day in the sun. Except following up with a refrigerated sheet mask. As you might imagine, the chilled swater is super refreshing — but also it helps hydrate parched skin and soothe any irritation from saltwater, chlorine, or the sun.
A spritz of a summery floral fragrance in the morning won’t do much when it’s being overpowered by a super-strong-smelling sunscreen. Instead of fighting it, always opt for an SPF that actually smells good — like fruit-infused sunscreens in scents of grapefruit, pineapple, and pear. They seriously smell delicious (is that weird to say?). A little goes a long way, and it will keep you feeling fresh all season long — even on the hottest of days.
Always try and avoid synthetic clothing and wear cottons and linens all the way — preferably in the form of flowy caftans, wide-legged jumpsuits, or A-line dresses.
Blotting papers in the summer is a must carry. It’s inevitable that we do sweat a lot especially in the unforgiving months of June and July, and while the sweat is super annoying, the oil left on the skin is much, much worse. We recommend keeping a pack of blotting papers in your bag, so you can easily press away the excess shine throughout the day.
Always brush a non-talc, corn-starch-based powder into the soles of your shoes on those extra-humid days when you don’t want to give up your super cute (but slightly constricting) kicks. The powder helps absorb sweat and humidity, which is kind of game changing because — let’s be real — no one wants sweaty feet.