By Darcy Rive
Your skin will love the revitalising and hydrating effect of a face mist this summer, especially when it’s as beautifully fragranced as this one from Liz Earle. With aloe vera to help hydrate and calendula, chamomile and cucumber to soothe and revive, this Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer cools and invigorates the skin to leave your complexion looking healthy, refreshed and radiant.
With soaring temperatures, you’ll appreciate a high quality, long-lasting deodorant more than ever. Eau Ressourçante from beauty favourite Clarins has a gentle formula that helps to prevent and neutralise odours without affecting the body’s natural perspiration process, leaving behind the invigorating fragrance of basil, iris, cedar and sarsaparilla.
As the mercury rises, it’s important to stay hydrated and carry a refillable bottle of water with you wherever you go. Chilly’s drinks bottles keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours and thanks to their airtight screw top lid and vacuum insulation, the bottles are also leak-proof and condensation-free. With a variety of colours and patterns available, you can find one to perfectly match your summer style.
Take respite from the heat outside and stay cool with a home fan. The Dyson Cool tower fan delivers an uninterrupted stream of smooth airflow, and with no spinning blades, it’s one of the safest options out there for the family home. Thanks to its brilliant engineering, it has Quiet Mark accreditation, and with remote control and a sleep timer, you can keep it on during the night and guarantee a cool and comfortable sleep.
No matter what beauty look you’re wearing this summer, mascara is an absolute must-have. The heat and humidity of the summer months, however, can really impact its staying power, leaving you with smudged eyes and clumpy lashes. Opting for a waterproof mascara like this one from Lancôme will keep your lashes looking thicker and longer for a sweat-proof effect, no matter how high the temperature soars.
A pretty cami dress is the ideal uniform for summer – it has classic style appeal, it’s cool and airy, and it’s chic enough to take you from the office to the park to the restaurant and to the bar depending on how your accessorise it. This Warehouse number comes in a timeless red and white pinstripe, has cute bow details on the straps, and best of all, it’s got pockets.
We all know how difficult it is to fall asleep when you’re too hot. Save yourself the frustration of a restless sleep with a breathable duvet from The Fine Bedding Company. Their Climate Control range harnesses Smartfil technology, which helps to wick away moisture from the body and allows you to sleep in temperature-controlled comfort all night long.
While we should all be wearing SPF as part of our daily beauty routine, we need to step up our solar protection throughout the summer months. Wearing a sun screen like this Protection 50 Sport SPF 50 from Dermalogica not only defends your skin against prolonged damage from UV rays, it also has a moisturising formula that doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
When dressing for a heatwave, it’s best to wear natural, breathable fabrics with loose-fitting silhouettes, however you still want to sustain your style credentials. Whether you’re in the city, suburbs or at the seaside, a kaftan like this one from oneseason Australia is the perfect sartorial solution. Pair it with sandals for a casual weekend look or coordinate it with some tailored pieces for smarter wardrobe requirements.
Whether you’re at home or on the go, this Cool Touch Ice Towel is our secret weapon against this summer heatwave. Wet the towel, squeeze out the excess water and within seconds, the towel will drop in temperature for an instantly cooling and soothing effect for up to two hours. Drape the reusable towel around your neck or rest it on your forehead when the sun and the heat get too much and you’ll feel much better – and colder – right away.