The heat is no friend to beauty. Makeup meltdown, flat and/or frizzy hair, and parched or oil slick skin are just a few of the not-fun, no good things we get to deal with in the summer. You, on the other hand, have been the middleman, trying to figure out how to solve all those issues. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the hot weather beauty essentials you’ll need to put an end to the summer beauty battle.
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($38)
This lightweight, UV-defense spray provides protection from sun exposure for up to 16 hours. The unique blend of green tea extract, organic sunflower oil and UVA/UVB filters derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils help protect and defend against sun damage and free radicals. It’s great for those days spent lounging at the pool.
VICHY Idéal Soleil Sport ($30)
Sweat and water are sunscreen enemies as they encourage rub-off and reduce its protective effects. Enter Vichy’s Idéal Soleil Sport, which is sweat and water-resistant, has an SPF of 60 and can be used on the face and body (even on sensitive skin). This ultra-light lotion quickly absorbs without leaving white streaks and can be reapplied onto wet and sweaty skin, offering protection for up to 80 minutes.
When you’re pressed for time (and who isn’t?) but still want to hydrate your skin post-shower, this moisturizer is a game-changer. Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin is meant to applied to skin when it’s wet (when its most receptive to moisture) so it locks in hydration. Just apply after showering and then towel-pat dry. Skin feels fresh and hydrated, which is great for sticky summer days when you don’t want to feel coated in heavy creams.
Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist ($35)
For a quick pick-me-up on a super-hot day, spritz on this face mist to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated. Infused with the minerals magnesium, zinc, silver and copper, this unscented mist instantly hydrates, helps soothe skin and reduces inflammation. It can also be used before applying makeup, as the moisture helps with the absorption of moisturizers and serums. Keep it chilled in the fridge for an extra boost of freshness.
Sun Bum Sea Spray ($18)
Beachy waves at the beach? Yes, please. To achieve textured waves that will actually last in the heat, get your hands on Sun Bum’s Sea Spray. Enriched with Hawaiian black lava sea salt, sea kelp and seaweed, this spray adds texture, body and frizz-free waves. It also helps protect your hair from the the elements while you’re frolicking on the beach.
CoverGirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation ($18)
Makeup with skincare benefits is the premise behind CoverGirl’s latest foundation, Vitalist Elixir. Infused with vitamins E, B3 and B5, this full-coverage foundation cares for your skin as it protects with SPF 20. Along with added sun protection, this base makeup gives skin a healthy glow and comes in 14 shades, including a few darker tones.
This peel-off blue mask may be as fun to use as it is refreshing to your skin. Made with a combination of green tea, ginseng and vitamin B, this treatment mask helps plump and hydrate the skin. Meanwhile, the cooling sensation and fresh scent will leave your skin feeling totally rejuvenated.
CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara ($13)
Summer calls for minimal makeup, but flirty lashes are a must. CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara comes with a unique comb that allows for precise corner-to-corner separation that amplifies lashes and creates a fanned-out effect. This smudge-defying mascara offers mess-free application and comes in five shades. Get it in the waterproof version if you’re planning to hit the pool or the beach.