Summer is here! Hurray!
With the arrival of longer days, cocktail parties, (safe) sunbathing and luxurious outdoor picnics, you might also notice a few unwelcome visitors in the atmosphere.
If you’re suffering from overheated ‘tropical moments’ and temperamental skin, we’ve rounded up our favourite products to keep you feeling cool, calm, collected and protected. They’re also perfect for popping in your suitcase if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere hot this season!
For when your eyes won’t stop streaming: Liz Earle Eye Bright
This lightweight, cooling tonic is perfect for helping to soothe and calm the delicate area around your eyes, and is packed with aloe vera, witch hazel and other herbal extracts. We recommend popping your bottle into the fridge to maximise the benefits. Another tip: apply a drop or two onto a cotton bud to touch up any eye make-up smudges, it will help to sweep away the mistakes without undoing all your hard work in the process!
For budge-proof, gorgeous lashes: Ariane Poole Luxe Waterproof Mascara
Sometimes a few coats of mascara is all you need in the heat, but there’s nothing worse than panda eyes when you want to look your best. This lovely mascara has been designed with a special wax blend to adhere to your lashes even when it comes into contact with water, so you can stay looking gorgeous no matter the weather.
For temperamental skin: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
A staple in any toiletry bag or make-up stash, this silky cream is a hydrating treat if your skin feels clammy or you just want some moisturising relief. It’s enriched with oatmeal extract, and makes a lovely all-over body moisturiser too – take this with you on holiday if you fancy a ‘do-it-all’ skincare saviour.
For keeping cool: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
There’s nothing more luxurious than a spritz of facial spray by the pool or on the beach, but when you’re on a packed train, a product like this couldn’t be more needed! It’s been formulated to help keep your make-up in place, and the scent is seriously decadent. You can also use this in place of your toner after cleansing, or just before applying a face mask to add a little more hydration.
For restoring order: Elemis Summer Survival Duo
This handy duo from Elemis features the Tea Tree SOS Spray, which can be used both as an ‘atmosphere’ spray to keep your environment smelling crisp and clean, and also to freshen up shoes and clothes. The Quiet Mind Temple Balm has a gorgeous zesty fragrance; just apply to your temples to help restore a sense of calm and tranquility – a must for a long-haul flight, commute or if you’re having a stressful day.
For a serious suncare solution: Ultrasun 5 Piece Sun Protection Collection
If you’re looking for SPF protection, this handy set from Ultrasun offers all the essentials, comes in both SPF30 and SPF50 formulations, and includes Sports SPF and Family SPF, plus Face SPF in a handy pump. This kit also comes with lip and eye care products, so you can ensure the delicate skin in those areas is looked after too.
Which products do you love to beat the heat and keep you feeling confident in the summer? We’d love to know – share your comments below!
You can shop all our gorgeous finds right here in our Beauty department.