In our fantasies, summer is a romantic, glamorous season, filled with long, golden days and not a cloud in sight. Our limbs are tan and glowing, our hair tumbles in mermaid waves, and there’s never, ever a mosquito or the presence of sweat-inducing humidity. The reality? Not so much. Yes, summer is glorious, but it can also majorly cramp one’s beauty style. Once we’re mid-way through the season, I find myself covered in bug bites, sandal-induced blisters, with random burns and tan lines and despite myself, I start counting the days until Labor Day.
Once I calm down, however, I realize that the answer isn’t to just stay inside in the air conditioning until September. When I’m armed with the right products and tools, I can sail through this season feeling…okay, maybe not like a sun kissed goddess, but not like a sweaty, itchy mess. Check out my list of “summer S.O.S.” beauty essentials and let me know—which products do you rely on to save your skin during these warmer months?
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