Summer Survival: Beating The Heat


Hot and humid weather can wreak havoc on skin and hair. In humidity, the pores of the skin are more sensitive and may cause skin to be more prone to acne breakouts, blemishes, and eczema. In summer, hair can also pose a challenge, especially when dry strands come in contact with steamy temperatures that can lead to a mane full of frizz. To keep your skin and hair from having a meltdown, try these new and award-winning products that will keep you looking refreshed and relaxed all summer long.GommageSucre e1533321791755

Exfoliate with the Gommage Sucre Jasmine by Yon-Ka Paris, a sugar scrub that turns into milk when in contact with water that leaves skin soft with hints of a subtle floral fragrance. The French skincare brand, used in many spas worldwide, is now available, $52 at yonka.comDrunkElephantSPF30

Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 is loaded with potent antioxidants including astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower shoot extracts, raspberry seed, marula oils and 20 percent zinc oxide. Suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin, $34 at Sephora, 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-425-1488, sephora.comMAKELIPREPAIRPROTECT THOSE PUCKERERS
Lips can get chapped and sunburned too. Try the Sea Salt Exfoliator & Marine Lip Repair by MAKE, a lip duo that delivers smooth, hydrated lips. First, exfoliate with the fine sea salt granules (they are non-abrasive), then apply the protective lip balm that is made with shea butter and peppermint oil, $40 at makebeauty.comWhiteSandsStylingSpray e1533322086582

White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray is packed with Pro-Vitamin B5, aloe vera and UV protectants that keep your hair healthy and frizz-free on or off the beach, $21 at Merit Beauty Supply, 560 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, 516-481-0606, meritbeautysupply.comKISSBrushHAIR THAT SPEAKS TO YOU
The Kiss Ionic Smoothing Brush releases ions that instantly smooth hair and will keep your frizz at bay all summer long. The brush is portable and lightweight, $12.99 at amazon.com ILIA Cucumber Water Stick grande

ILIA Cucumber Water Stick cooling toner gives skin a quick boost of hydration. Apply the water-based toner before moisturizing and applying sunscreen. The blend of cucumber pulp (for de-puffing), aloe extract (to hydrate), and chicory root (stimulates collagen production) are cooling and soothing, perfect for those long summer days, $42 at iliabeauty.com