Feeling Like A Hot Mess? You Need These Summer Beauty Essentials

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One thing about us is that we refuse to let the heat get the better of our beauty game, but let’s be real, we all need a little assistance from time to time. Especially during this humid AF heat wave, we’re dealing with SULAs (sweaty upper lip alert), boob sweat, frizz, and melting makeup. To help you keep your cool, we’ve rounded up our summer staples fit to fight Dubai-level temperatures, from an anti-chaffing champion to a flyaway-taming stick.

1. Megababe Thigh Rescue, $14

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If the heat is making chafing more painful than misplacing your tweezers, then dw, boo, we gotchu. This clear balm stick glides onto your skin to deliver a lil’ slip-n-slide action that prevents irritation. Infused with aloe, pomegranate seed extract, and grapeseed oil, it soothes and hydrates your skin, while ginger root extract and orange oil boost skin elasticity and provide quick relief to any existing inflammation.

2. Nano Facial Mister, $7

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This itty-bitty facial mister is the ultimate answer to keeping your skin hydrated 24/7. Before you switch it on, fill it with skin-soothing liquids (rosewater and glycerin is a derm-approved combo), and its ultrasonic vibrations will quickly break the liquids into a fine, refreshing mist so you can refresh and hydrate as you go.

3. Supergoop! (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder Sunscreen SPF 35 PA+++, $30

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BTW, you should be reapplying your sunscreen every two to three hours – even if you have makeup on – and Supergoop’s setting powder makes that SO easy to do. Formulated with zinc oxide, the mineral sunscreen powder offers broad-spectrum SPF35 protection and contains coated silica to mattify and soften the appearance of visible pores, while ceramides and olive glycerides seal in moisture. It’s the perfect way to effortlessly diminish midday shine while protecting your skin.

4. Avon Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray, $5

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Ok, so this dry oil spray has a superpower that stretches far beyond its abilities to keep your skin soft and smooth (which it successfully achieves btw). It doubles as a bug barrier to keep mosquitoes at a distance. If you check the reviews, you’ll see thousands of people claiming it’s the best mosquito repellent on the shelves, and we can confirm, it totally works.

5. Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain, $24

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Over 26 million TikTok users have thanked RiRi for this magical lip stain, and we’re right there with ’em. Available in 16 vibrant shades, the non-sticky formula applies like a gloss, leaving a soft wash of color that doesn’t bleed or smudge. The oil-in-water formula is also infused with squalene to douse your lips with hydration #winner.

6. WISHFUL Rose Quartz Depuffing & Sculpting Roller, $37


Using our WISHFUL rose quartz roller ball is, honestly, our fave skincare ritual, but during the summer, it’s next level goooood. We keep it stashed in the fridge to instantly deliver an ice-cold lymphatic drainage massage that reduces puffiness, stimulates healthy blood flow, and amps up our glow game. It’s the ultimate wake-up call.

7. Tancho High Grade Tique Vegetable Pomade, $38

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The viral Japanese hair wax has 22 million TikTok views for a reason. It’s the secret sauce to creating Bella Hadid’s signature hairstyle: the chic, off-duty bun we’re all obsessed with. The lime green-looking formula applies clear and immediately smoothes any unwanted frizz, taming flyaways in seconds to leave hair smooth, slick, and ready to fight humidity head-on.

8. Sun Bum Sunscreen Scalp Spray SPF 30, $15

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PSA: your scalp and hair need sunscreen too. Luckily, Sun Bum offers the ultimate solution with this lightweight scalp and hair mist. that packs an SPF 30. Not only does it shield your scalp from UVA and UVB rays, but it’s water-resistant (for approx 80 minutes) and works on all hair types, which means you can spritz and pass it along to your bestie.

9. Huda Beauty LEGIT Lashes Waterproof Mascara Topcoat, $19


Panda eyes by the pool ain’t cute, but don’t stress because our LEGIT LASHES Waterproof Topcoat instantly levels up any mascara formula into a waterproof hero. The clear gel layer uses film formers and flexible resins to ensure your mascara remains water-proof without weighing down your lashes. The precision brush also guarantees every lash is evenly coated for clump-free, feathered lashes. Our hack? We love to use it as clear brow gel when we’re packing light for travels – 30kg bag limit, what is that?!

10. Hydracy Water Bottle with Time Marker, $23

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If you can’t remember to drink water, invest in a water bottle that reminds you to drink up daily. Each of Hydacy’s 16 Instagram-worthy bottles has timestamps that tell you when to take your next sip. It also comes with a spill-proof top lid and a detachable travel carry strap, but our fave feature is the fruit infusion strainer. Stash it with strawberries, lemon or orange peels, or herbs (anything really) to spruce things up if plain ol’ water bores you.

Speaking of hydration, here are some hydrating toners we know you’ll love this summer.

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