You know the saying that there are only 2 seasons in the Philippines, right? Just hot and hotter. That’s just something we’re still trying to get used to living in a tropical country.
But should we just suffer and melt into a hot mess because of it? No! Even if the temperatures rise, there are ways to stay minty fresh and cool despite the harsh weather.
Here are summer must-haves to cool you down:
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Mist
The best thing about sprays is that they’re quick and easy to use. This one in particular is a gel mist that contains 92% aloe vera, so expect the liquid to be thicker in consistency than the usual water.
It absorbs quickly though, so don’t worry about getting sticky! You can also replace your moisturizer with this one for extra moisture. Spritz this on your face or your body for instant hydration and extra refreshment.
Innisfree Perfect UV protection cooling sunscreen spray
It’s a must to protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun if you’re the outdoorsy type. This sunscreen comes in spray form, so you can easily layer it on throughout the day.
It contains sunflower oil and green tea extract to protect your skin during the day and it comes with a cooling sensation too, so reapply every two hours!
Human Nature cooling leg and body cream
There’s nothing as soothing and cooling as the smell of eucalyptus, bergamot, and peppermint. In the sweltering summer, showers don’t do much to perk up your skin. So follow it up with this body cream and reapply throughout the day whenever you feel like your body needs a good pick-me-up.
You can apply it post-shower, mid-day, before you sleep or if you’re feeling body pains. The refreshing tingle of eucalyptus and peppermint will energize your tired body amidst the unbearable heat.
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Ice Gel
TBH this is the closest thing we’ll ever get to experiencing a winter breeze. This gel is multi-purpose as you can use it as a body lotion, facial moisturizer, or as a soothing gel for sunburn.
It contains aloe extract from Jeju and has 3-in-1 benefits: moisturizing, cooling, and soothing. Put this in the freezer and rub all over your body. You’ll thank us later.
EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm
Cracked AF lips? It’s the heat and the dehydration! Hydration is essential more than ever during the summer so drinking lots of water goes without saying.
But if your lips are cracking still, equip yourself with a minty lip balm. This one has the taste of crisp mint will invigorate and plump up your dry and chapped lips due to the summer heat.