We all have our year-round staples that always have a place in our routines, but there are major benefits to making adjustments as the seasons changes. Staying hydrated and cool is the name of the game, and with that in mind, here are three simple tweaks to help update your beauty regimen for warmer temperatures.
Hydrate With Leave-In Hair-Care
As the UV rays get stronger, we’re extra focused on keeping our strands hydrated and protected from the drying effects of the sun. We also love low-lift products that do the work for you, like these editor-favorites from Christophe Robin.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-In Hair Mist with Aloe Vera
“I spritz it down the lengths of my just-washed damp hair before letting it air dry. And lo and behold, my haggard ends look far less frazzled—and my hair overall is left feeling so, so hydrated,” says Allure Associate Features Director Dianna Mazone.
“And unlike other leave-in conditioners, this formula didn’t drag down my fine hair in the process. The blend is made with lightweight — but incredibly nourishing — aloe vera, plus flaxseed oil to help strengthen and add shine. Small detail though it may be, I also must mention that the nozzle dispenses the perfect amount of product — so it’s almost impossible to overdo it.”
Christophe Robin Daily Hair Cream with Sandalwood
“Its mix of hydrating ingredients (like glycerin and apricot kernel oil) and light creamy texture let me air-dry without the frizz or puffiness,” says Allure Deputy Beauty Director Elizabeth Seigal.
“But my favorite way to use it is actually after I've air-dried my hair. I run a dollop over clean, dry hair, and then run another little squeeze of the cream over my roots. I get a kick out of watching the instant transformation from fuzzy to shiny, like a hair commercial that plays out in my own bathroom. Hey, sometimes it's the little things.”
Opt For A Lightweight Moisturizer
Things are heating up, and while we’re still looking for all-day hydration, we don’t necessarily want to slather thick creams onto our face this time of year (not during our AM routines, at least). For the best of both worlds, choose a gel-based moisturizer like BeautyStat's Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream.
BeautyStat Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream
“This soothing gel-cream is somehow rich yet lightweight — meaning it layers well under sunscreen and makeup, without pilling — and is spiked with two of my favorite, moisture-replenishing ingredients, hyaluronic acid and ceramides,” says Allure editor Sarah Han.
“I like to dot the product onto my forehead, both cheeks, and chin and then really take some time to massage the formula in after my toner and serum has sunk in. If I’m feeling a little extra before bedtime, I’ll take my facial roller and run it all over my face to further push in the product. The formula was created by cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson, who has made moisturizers and serums for the world’s fanciest skin-care brands and is now bottling his years of skin-smoothing, glow-inducing knowledge into his own line, BeautyStat.”
Stay Cool With A Facial Mist
Call us crazy, but as the temperatures rise, we keep travel-size face mist in our bags and have backups in our refrigerators for an extra burst of cooling hydration. One of our editors' go-to’s is TULA's Skincare Signature Glow Refreshing & Brightening Face Mist.
TULA Skincare Signature Glow Refreshing & Brightening Face Mist
“There are a couple of reasons why I like this product,” says Allure editor Gabi Throne. “First, this mist is nice and fine, so it doesn’t feel like my face is being attacked. The moment I push the pump I feel teeny-tiny droplets of water sink into my skin for some much-needed hydration. Secondly, the mist has a cooling feeling that's lovely.
Once it’s summer, this will be a must to relieve me when it’s too hot. Lastly, it’s packed with some great ingredients. It’s infused with two moisturizing, skin-care warriors — hyaluronic acid and glycerin — that work alongside brightening lactic acid and fruit extracts. It can also be used before or after makeup, so you don’t have to worry about it disturbing your makeup. Even when my face isn’t dry, I like to grab this facial mist for a relaxing break, even if it’s just a few seconds.”