With temps on the rise even before the official start of summer, we need foolproof ways to stay cool, fresh and protected. To beat the heat, try these three must-have beauty, skincare and sun care products.
1. Natural deodorant that works.
Nubian Heritage 24-Hour All Natural deodorants ($7.99, available at Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe stores) come in several naturally fresh scents: Coconut & Papaya (coconut oil softens skin while papaya helps keep skin clear and healthy); Honey & Black Seed (honey acts as a moisturizing humectant with anti-bacterial properties, while the fatty acids in black seed oil help improve circulation and calm skin irritation); African Black Soap (an ancient remedy used to soothe symptoms associated with eczema, acne and oily skin); and Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver (a fresh, herbal unisex scent rich in antioxidants).
2. Sunscreen that soothes and protects.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and more than 90% of the signs of aging are caused by sun damage. After her friend was diagnosed with melanoma at a young age, Holly E. Thaggard founded Supergoop!, a line of lightweight, super broad spectrum sunscreens that help protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays. Sample Supergoop! with the travel-ready At Play Value Set ($45). The products are never goopy, thus the name. And clinical trials show the products improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity and hyper pigmentation by neutralizing free radicals and stimulating collagen production.
3. A refreshing spritz to keep you cool.
With a hint of natural fragrance, Farmaesthetics Classic Waters Rose Water & Glycerin ($26) acts as a purifying antiseptic mist with a combination of witch hazel and essential oils to keep your skin balanced, hydrated and clean. Spritz after applying your makeup for a healthy glow. Carry in your purse to freshen up after a workout or while waiting on a hot subway platform.