5 Beauty Essentials to Beat the Summer Heat

Hi there, my darlings! It looks like Fall is certainly on its way, with temperatures finally dipping into the 50s here in the Big Apple. And I, for one, couldn't be more thrilled! Despite being Indian by birth, I have a serious dislike of the heat...and when I say serious, I mean it. So, when I went back to India for 2 whole months this summer for my baby sister's wedding, I needed to make sure I was prepare for the insanity that is summer in tropical India. Today's post highlights the four beauty products that made the heat and humidity that much more bearable and kept my skin, at least, at its best.

1. and 2. VEET Fast Acting Gel Cream ($6.50) and Ready-to-Use Strips ($8.99) : Hair is an insulator and it provides a another protective layer over the delicate areas of the body. Evolution has kept hair a part of human makeup just for these very reasons,...but that doesn't mean we women have to appreciate it. And I certainly didn't appreciate it in the sweltering temperatures of July in Kolkata. This gentle yet effective cream took care of unwanted hair on larger areas of my body, e.g. legs, arms etc while the little wax strips were great at getting rid of those unsightly little hairs in areas which women refuse to acknowledge (read : anywhere on or near the face)! Both kept me smooth for up to 3 weeks (hair grows faster in hotter temperatures but that's another post).

3. CETAPHIL Gentle Cleansing Cloths ($7.49) : These were a lifesaver. I did not leave the house without these in my purse. As you can see, I used these cleansing cloths so often that I barely had any left for the purpose of this post. These pre-moistened wipes were gentle on my sensitive, combination skin but removed evert trace of makeup, sweat and grime after a day wandering the streets of Kolkata, finishing up last minute wedding shopping. In fact, they were so effective that they even worked to take off the after-effects of an over-zealous haldi (turmeric-applying) ritual that's a necessary but skin destroying part of an Indian wedding.

4. and 5. GLOWOLOGY Body Wash ($16) and Body Lotion ($18) : There's nothing more comforting than to take a nice, cold shower at the end of the day after struggling through the heat of a tropical summer day. And Glowology's Body Washes were perfect for that right-before-bed indulgence--these body washes were mildly scented yet lathered oh-so-luxuriously and left my skin feeling soft, clean and fresh without feeling sticky or laden down with residues. The Body Lotions work beautifully in the summer months--they are light, mildly scented and moisturizing without being uncomfortable in the heat. And the best part? They come in four lovely scent sets so that you can pick your favorite!

So there you have it, my darlings! 5 beauty products that got me through the brutal Indian heat and kept my skin looking healthy and radiant!

Did you discover any great beauty must-haves this summer? Tell me about them in the comments section below!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

1 comment

  1. I love cleansing cloths...so easy to just scrub face n toss it!!


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