As the BBQs are lit and the mercury rises, your beauty regime needs some serious cooling down so you can stay as fresh as the mint in your iced Mojito.
Spritz Yourself Cool
Facial mists make the perfect handbag essential when the weather is on the warmer side, perfect for those who are travelling to work in a hot car, or journeying in a busy train. These handy essentials mean you can instantly cool down. Try the Korres Natural Wild Rose Vitamin C Hydrating Mist (£26, Feelunique). This hydrating facial mist is made with Rosa Damascena water and Hyaluronic Acid to set make up and refresh and moisturise skin throughout the day. Spritz onto the skin for instant relief on thirsty skin. For the smell of summer, pop Too Cool For School Coconut Milky Mist (£18.50, Boots) into your handbag before you leave the house. Formulated with 87% pure Brazilian coconut water, essential minerals and vitamins this quickly replenishes skin hydration anytime, anywhere. The fatty acids found in the coconut water form an invisible, lightweight layer to prevent moisture loss and keep the skin hydrated all day – perfect for those long hot days in the summer.
Rid Yourself of The Shine
It doesn’t matter how hard we try, the dreaded shine happens to most of us when the temperature rises but there is one magical product that helps to reduce this shine and keep your skin matte for longer. Embryolisse Hydra-Mat Emulsion (£25.49, Feelunique) is created with a unique formula, this refreshing treatment nourishes the skin for optimum moisture (a sugar derivative acts like a micro sponge for long-lasting moisturisation) with a long-lasting matt HD effect for a flawless look. Enriched with a corn starch derivative it will absorb excess sebum and reduce shininess and its cooling gel texture will penetrate the skin leaving it soft, smooth and matte all day. Skin will be left hydrated, soft, radiant and flawless.
Protect Yourself From UV Rays
There is nothing worse than being burnt on your first day out in the sun, it ruins the rest of your time, causes pain and can have exceptionally damaging long term effects. Make sure you SPF-up during the heatwave with Sesderma Repaskin Dry Touch SPF 30 & 50 (£22.40, £23.30, Sesderma.co.uk). Providing protection from both UVA and UVB rays, this protects the skin on a cellular level as they penetrate to deeper levels, ensuring maximum protection so you can enjoy yourself in the sun safely.
Frizz Free Hair
We all know that with the scorching heat comes the problematic frizz. The static look, that looks like we’ve forgotten how to use a hairbrush but fear no more, frizz is a thing of the past with Design.ME Hair Fab.ME (£14.95, Sallybeauty.co.uk) There are 18 amazing reasons why you need this amazing multi-benefit spritz for your hair, including colour fade protection, breakage prevention, heat damage protection, detangled, frizz control, hydration and light conditioning – make it the perfect spray to take care of your hair during the heatwave.
Want the answer to frizz-free hair in heatwave? Do not go for the poker-straight look. No matter how much hairspray you use, once you step out into the humidity it’s going to do its own thing. Forget the straighteners, save yourself time and stress with the SheaMoisture Weightless Texture Spray (£10.99, Boots). Simply scrunch some of this weightless styling spray into wet or dry hair to give definition and body for a lasting, effortless tousled look. The unique formulation contains vitamin rich Imbe Oil which blocks humidity to help control frizz.
Do you struggle to sleep in the heat? Do you long locks mean you get a sticky neck in bed but popping your hair up means you can’t be comfy? Only Curls Satin Hair Turban (£15, Onlycurls.co.uk) is the solution you never knew you needed. This ingenious essential keeps the hair from being static and frizzy over the hot nights as well as work to prevent breakages in the hair – PLUS this keeps your hair off your neck, so you can keep yourself cool.