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Keep Cool & Glow On: Tips To Beat The Heatwave

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From water mixers to multitasking beauty essentials, stay resilient against the heatwave with our curation of glow-boosters.
Keep Cool & Glow On: Tips To Beat The Heatwave

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It may be the last leg of summer but that hasn’t stopped the climate from hurling us into the throes of a deadly heatwave. We’re constantly battling low hydration levels, profuse sweating, body odour, and overall dullness. However, we’re not one to relent. We’ve come bearing an arsenal of beauty and wellness essentials to help you beat the heat and summer blues. Scroll on, and glow on!

Get Glowing From Within

But First, Stay Hydrated

The simplest way to boost glow levels from within is by quenching your thirst, and then some more. Sufficient hydration is crucial to keep the body cool, avoid heatstrokes, reduce fatigue, and prevent muscle cramps. If you want to kick it up a notch, consider adding healthy water mixers that are rich in electrolytes and minerals like the Plix Tender Coconut Water Premix Powder. It comes in fifteen individual sachets that can easily be mixed into a bottle of water.

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Maintain Your Vitamin D Levels

An active lifestyle is the best way to give yourself a healthy glow from within. Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ is crucial to maintaining bone health, good muscle movements, and a strong immune system. Due to the scorching heat, not many of us like to step out, so our bodies may notice a dip in vitamin d3. If you’re particularly deficient, Wellbeing Nutrition’s natural vitamin D3 supplement checks all the boxes. It beats fatigue, builds stronger bones, and keeps your immune system healthy. Moreover, they come in small square edible sheets that melt into the tongue.

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Shower-Time Glow

Exfoliating Body Wash

Summers may be associated with beaches, cool drinks, and pool time but for some of us, it means bacne, clogged pores, tan lines, and dull skin. Swap regular soap for exfoliating body washes like Sanfe’s Clear & Confident Glycolic Acid Body Wash. Ingredients like glycolic acid and salicylic acid dissolve dead skin cells, excess oil, dirt and bacteria to reduce body acne and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is also another great ingredient which fights free radicals and reduces sun damage while giving your body's skin a healthy glow.

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Get on-the-go coverage with stick foundations that are convenient to carry and provide easy application. Fortified with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, it retains moisture and hydrates the skin for a smooth feel. What’s more? It can be used over makeup!

Odour Control

It’s inevitable for many of us to sweat profusely during a heatwave. So, no matter the glow-up, it can all fall flat in the presence of BO. Applying deodorant is important to stay fresh all day long even through hot, sweaty days. Aluminium is a common ingredient which blocks sweat to keep your under-arms dry. If you want an aluminium-free option, go for the Bodywise 4% AHA BHA Underam Roll-Om. Ingredients like salicylic acid, mandelic acid, and glycolic acid yet again come into play here to eliminate body odour-causing bacteria. Glycolic acid even gets rid of pigmentation for smooth, even-toned arms.

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Glow Up: Skincare Edition

Glow-Boost Serum

While we can’t exaggerate the importance of a moisturiser, we can understand that it can melt off the face in nanoseconds during a heatwave, giving your skin an uncomfortable, greasy feel. In such cases, we suggest using a lightweight, glow-boosting face serum. We suggest trying the Pilgrim Squalane Glow Creme Serum. It’s formulated with Ingredients like alpha arbutin and tranexamic acid to target hyperpigmentation to fade away sun spots and scars for an even-toned glow.

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Sun Protection

How can we talk about glow essentials during a heatwave without mentioning the skin’s ultimate saviour? When you’re being beaten down by harsh sun rays, sun protection from head to toe is non-negotiable. UVB rays can cause painful sunburns and redness and UVA rays are responsible for tanning, premature ageing, sun spots and melasma. Go for SPF 50 and above if you’re stepping out of the house. The UV Squad Sunscreen Gel has niacinamide to address hyperpigmentation and control oil production while pro-ceramide moisturises and hydrates the skin. If you’re sitting indoors by the window, make sure to apply a minimum of SPF 30.

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Beauty Essentials

Hydrating Lip & Cheek Tint

When we’re constantly dripping in sweat during a heatwave, a full face of makeup can be cumbersome for many of us. For a hydrated pout and a sunkissed, flushed glow, opt for a multitasking lip and cheek tint like the Ras Luxury Oh So Luxe Lip & Cheek Tint Balm. Made with natural butters, jojoba oil, and glycerin, it nourishes the lips and cheeks while giving it a glossy tint. For best results, layer your lips with an SPF lip balm for added sun protection.

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Mattifying Powder

If you have oily, combination skin, you may know the sad feeling when your carefully-applied makeup starts melting off. That’s why it’s wise to call upon the mattifying gods to keep your makeup budge-proof, and pores oil-free. To avoid cakiness, ditch compact powders with tint and go for translucent mattifying powders for a shine-free glow. We recommend the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. It has salicylic acid, calamine, and Centella extract to absorb excess oil, blur out pores, and give a skin-like matte finish.

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If all you need during a heatwave is gallons of water and air-conditioning, that’s ok, too. However, if you need tips to stay healthy and put-together through hot, summer days, we assure you this glow guide is your one-stop-shop.

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