I used to think that carrying sunblock in my bag is reserved only for beach vacations. I was dead wrong. When you step out of the house these days, the sun is already glaring at you—your skin, face, and hair are exposed to the rays.
You know what that means? Time to make room in your bag and makeup pouch for the sun protection and cooling beauty products you’ll need. Build your kit with the products we listed down below.
Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30
In case you didn’t know, you should always apply sunscreen on your face and neck, not just your arms and legs. This one from Drunk Elephant is perfect for all areas of your body. It’s formulated with antioxidants, grape juice extract, and sunflower shoot extract to defend your skin from free radicals and other environmental factors. Apply this on your body and face before leaving home, and re-apply when needed, especially if you’re going makeup-free. Available on Sephora PH.
Belo SunExpert Hair and Scalp Shield
When it gets unbearably hot outside, I go the extra mile and spray this on my hair. It has UV protection and vitamin E to keep your locks and scalp healthy while under the sun. You can use this as soon as you get out of the shower and while you’re out. Available at Watson’s.
Etude House Hair Secret Dry Shampoo Sheets
If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo in blotting paper form, we’re here to tell you it’s a life-changer. Instead of spraying product in public, you can just pull a sheet and dab it on your scalp. This one is made with sea mud (for clarifying and adding volume to the hair), silica powder (remove greasiness), and calcium extract (absorbs oil). Available on Althea.
Fancy Handy Lip Balm Stick in Cactus Desert
Last year, cactus was dubbed the new aloe vera because of its hydrating agents and how it minimizes puffiness. There’s now a lip balm formulated with cactus extract to keep your lips moisturized and hold in the moisture. So you don’t have to worry feeling any chappiness all day. Available at Beauty Bar.
Luxe Organix 98% Aloe Vera Vitamin Water for Face and Body
This face mist works as a makeup base, setting spray, and just an overall cooling product. It contains aloe vera to hydrate your skin, as well as vitamin C to give you a healthy, glow-from-within effect. Aloe vera can also work to reduce redness, so feel free to spray this on your skin when it happens. Available at Watson’s.
ForMe Night & Day Body Spray
We all need a bottle of perfume to keep us smelling fresh throughout the day. This one has a floral scent that will last for hours. Of course, if you want to add more, just spritz away! Available at SM Mall of Asia.
Ilahui Frosted Stunple Tumbler
We’ve been talking about hydration the whole time and the best way to do that is to, of course, drink water. Always have a tumbler like this one from Ilahui in your bag, so you can drink water anytime—at work, during your commute, and while working out. Add some ice too, if you want! Available at Uptown Mall.
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