Cool sum­mer beauty

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - 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.

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