The summer hot, sticky days of August are putting the final touches on what has been a long, stagnant summer — extravagant trips were exchanged for modest adventures; candid social gatherings replaced by cautious outdoor check-ins. The heart of the summer passed us by at half-capacity, bringing with it but a fraction of the electrifying energy of past years with the heat and sun damage of the surface of the sun. Scientists have dubbed the 2020 summer as one of the warmest seasons ever recorded on earth, bringing to light an unfortunate truth: while the summer elapsed without any revitalizing effect for the soul, the warm temperatures and scorching sun still inflicted harm on our physical bodies. Sun-damaged skin, lifeless hair, dehydrated bodies: by the time August is packing its bags, our bodies are only just beginning the long road to recovery. To help move this process along, we have compiled a list of our favorite regenerating secrets! Drink them in like your body is dying of thirst (which, at this point in the season, it probably is).
For facial sunscreen: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
This oil-free sunscreen helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts associated with acne and rosacea.
For an eye mask: All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask- 5 Pack
The KNC beauty all-natural mask is an eye mask set that will give you hydrated, de-puffed eyes without all the harsh chemicals.
For full-body hydration: The Larq Double Walled Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
This water bottle is the first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system that uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9% of bio-contaminants from water and bottle. Features double insulation that keeps water cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. The self-cleaning mode turns on every 2 hours to make sure your water and bottle stay clean.
For exfoliation: Power Peel Pads from Skin By Blair
These 20% Glycolic acid treatment pads exfoliate and brighten skin for a convenient at-home chemical peel.
For a brightening wash: Brightening Wash by Revision Skincare
The Ultrarich cleanser with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids and brightening botanicals is a brightening wash that removes the day's impurities, leaving the skin clean and hydrated.
For body sunscreen: Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 70 Peach Blossom
The classic body sunscreen spray is a lightweight, fast-absorbing, SPF 70 non-aerosol spray with 70+ percent organic ingredients for water-resistant sun protection with a Peach Blossom scent.
For hydration: Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
The deep hydration mask is a unique, coconut-derived sheet mask that boosts the moisture content of skin by up to 200 percent in 15 minutes for a luminous, plump-looking complexion.
For bronzing lotion: St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Lotion
The self tan bronzing lotion is a lightweight, classic lotion that tailors to your individual skin tone, with added moisture for a long-lasting tan and even fade.