Cool summer beauty
Heat and humidity can play havoc with your hair and skin
Summertimeismyfavourite season. Forme, this time of year is pure bliss, with the sunshine, heat and nature in full bloom all around us. As author Kellie Elmore wrote: “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” Although for some people, that “warm blanket” can feel a wee bit too heavy, humid and hot.
If you’re one of those people suffering from the hotter month’s humidity and generally heavier weather — which can manifest itself (beauty-wise) as lank, frizzy hair, oily-looking skin, makeup feeling too heavy and/or sliding off your face, your usual skincare not cutting the (beauty) mustard and dehydrated faces — this week I’ve listed some beauty handy helpers to keep you cool, calm and collected this summer.
One such handy helper to cool things down during the humid summer months is a water mist. Mists are big beauty business in South Korea, the skincare innovation capital of the world. South Koreans have a mist tucked away in their handbags for a quick spritz of cooling skin hydration throughout the day.
Some mists are just plain water (Avène and La Roche Posay have lovely options for just over a fiver), but today I’ve showcased the cult classic best-selling facial mist from Caudalie. It really is worth investing in this summer — not only for its cooling, dewy effect on the face but also for its zingy, all-natural, minty smell. Pop the bottle in the fridge to amp up the cooling vibe.