The Beauty Update: How to Protect Your Hair and Skin This Summer

It's time to revamp your medicine cabinet with SPF, hair oil and much more.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (Photo: Instagram/Clarinsnews).

Summer just might be the toughest season on skin. Sure, winter comes with dry air that completely sucks the moisture out of skin, but summer leaves us to contend with frizzy hair, sunburnt noses and, let’s be frank, sweat. Here are five products that will help you save face, from a chic sunscreen to an organic deodorant that actually gets the job done.

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil (Photo: Courtesy Living Proof).

If even the slightest hint of humidity turns your mane into a frizzy mess, this Living Proof treatment is just for you. But before you write hair oil off as heavy and greasy, give this fragrant formula a try. Even on fine hair this concoction is effective, as it was formulated to mimic hair’s naturally occurring oil. Further, it keeps locks looking smooth and under control, thanks to the lightweight molecule OFPMA which actually blocks frizz, even when applied to damp hair.
$38, Livingproof.com

Susanne Kaufmann Body Gel Refreshing

Susanne Kaufmann Body Gel Refreshing

Susanne Kaufmann Body Gel Refreshing (Photo: Courtesy Susanne Kaufmann).

Far chicer than a neon green tube of aloe vera, this refreshing body gel is smart way to deal with painful sunburns. While it does include the necessary dose of aloe, there is also ivy, for improving elasticity and echinacea, to soothe irritated and burnt skin. Simply slather the slick gel on after a shower and savor the luxurious, cooling sensation.
$52, SusanneKaufmann.com

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense (Photo: Courtesy Kiehl

Featuring just a touch of color, which is sheer enough to be used by all skin tones, Kiehl’s is making sunscreen a glamorous affair. Also perfect for all skin types, including those that are sensitive or acne-prone (or both), this lightweight fluid can be easily layered underneath liquid or powder foundation. Consider this mineral formula as a gateway drug to slathering on a dedicated SPF every day.
$38, Kiehls.com

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick (Photo: Courtesy Meow Meow Tweet).

Along with putting SPF on your face every single day, isn’t it about time to adopt an organic deodorant, free of carcinogens and other nasty additives? And with a name as adorable as Meow Meow Tweet, this product is totally feel good, made from pure plant and mineral sources and wrapped up in biodegradable packaging. Available in two scents, Lemon Eucalyptus and Lavender Bergamot, this is a welcome update on Meow Meow Tweet’s breakthrough cream deodorant, which comes in a jar and is applied to the armpit with the swipe of a finger or two.
$22, Meowmeowtweet.com

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

Clarins Instant Light Oil

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (Photo: Courtesy Clarins).

With all the sheen of lipgloss, but none of the goopy side effects, it’s easy to see why lip oil is totally taking off. This Clarins iteration might be small enough to squeeze into a summer clutch, but its applicator is bigger and softer than you’ve seen before. The new Red Berry hue deposits just a hint of color on the lips, along with a powerful punch of moisturizing qualities, but be careful when applying it: the large applicator holds a lot of product, some of which might leave red traces on your white summer dress.
$25, Clarins.com

The Beauty Update: How to Protect Your Hair and Skin This Summer