A woman’s bag has been given the stature of treasure for all the right reasons. I, for one, store my life in my bag. From the obvious basics like cash, cards and phone to all day long essentials like perfumes, lippies and compact for touch-ups, my humble handbag – usually black or tan in spaced out crocodile print – shelters everything I think I’d need throughout the day. Before you ask, of course, there are essentials like pads, tissues and band aids too. However, during summer, there’s a shift that happens, more like an addition. Crucial ones though. Think cooling facial sprays, applicable sunscreens and more. I’ve summed up a few summer must-haves and I’m sure checking them out will help you beat the heat only better.
Caudalie Grape Water
Made with 100% grape water, this facial spray disperses out like a dream, giving your skin a hug of moisture and calm amidst the scorching heat and humidity. The easy-to-carry packaging is an add-on.
Earth Rhythm Puck It Tinted Lippie
Who said that your lips don’t need protection? Make sure to snag a lippie (lip balm, tint or stain) that is infused with sun protection. These intensely pigmented lip tints come with SPF 30 – perfect to replace sundry layers of lip balms and lipstick.
Nivea Naturally Good Deodorant
Though one of the most controversial products, a roll-on is never going out of style. Its utilitarian function soars above everything else. This one exudes a refreshing and lasting scent of aloe vera, keeping sweat-caused odour at bay through the day.
Fixderma Shadow Transparent Suncare Spray
Yep, I totally get it – reapplying sunscreen timely (though highly recommended) can be taxing for us, especially if we have the slightest of makeup on. Enter this spray-based sunscreen that’s great for on-the-go wear. It’s non-greasy and doesn’t clog the pores. For the body, feel free to spray directly. For the face, you might wanna spray onto your palms and then dab into the skin.
PS: If you’re ditching makeup or are open to reapplying (cream) sunscreen, try the SPF 50 cream that’s super lightweight and non-sticky.
One Thing Centella Soothing Cream
Centella Asiatica (commonly known as Cica) is a soothing superhero. Best for irritated and agitated skin, the ingredient is capable of reversing most (if not all) stones that the sun throws at your skin. Slide it in your handbag and apply some the moment your skin sends you signals to do so.
Sandiva SPF Top-up Loose Powder
Dreaming of a product that combines sun protection and coverage while being super convenient and efficient too? Try this sandalwood-based loose powder from Sandiva that offers an SPF 30 while mattifying your skin and controlling oil production.
Nashi Argan Beach Intense Styling Spray (UV Factor)
Let’s not even get started on what the humidity does to our hair – a frizzy mess is an understatement too. This nourishing and hair-loving spray from Nashi ties the benefits of sun protection with improved manageability in an easy and lightweight formulation that doesn’t weigh the hair down. Can you ask for more?
Victoria’s Secret Rollerball Perfumes
Let’s admit it, we cannot dare to step outta the house without a perfume during summer. And, these ones right here are super portable and compact while promising a high impact. Indulge in the signature VS fragrances with these potent rollerballs that are all-time saviours when sweat has triumphed over you.
Also read: Mineral V/S Chemical Sunscreens: What’s The Difference?