Summertime is full-on. It is hot and humid, which is not very pleasant sometimes! However, I still prefer summer over the cold. One of the mini questions we have to deal with during the summertime is how to stay fresh and elegant when it’s 80F (26C) outside. Below I will list all of the items I carry in my bag to deal with the summer heat.
✿ Deodorant! Yes, Deodorant! There is nothing worst than looking beautiful and elegant, but you smell awful! That’s a deal-breaker for everyone. I understand that we’re all humans, and things happened. That is why I always carry a travel size deodorant in my bag. I find that a spray deodorant is best, as it is faster and won’t leave residues under the armpits.
✿ Listerine! or travel size mouth wash! mint gum or mint cubes are a great way to keep your mouth fresh and avoid bad odors. Mouth wash is a better option to keep your mouth fresh and clean at the same time. Chewing gum all the time is not always fit for most occasions, and it’s not the healthiest habit either.
✿Sunscreen! Sunscreen is a must, you need to protect your skin against the sun. It is a great way to prevent skin cancer such as Melanoma, and against wrinkles, fast-aging! They sell them as lotions, spray. Whatever works for you. Just Wear SUNSCREEN!!
✿ Reusable water bottle! hydration is extremely important in the summer, especially for your skin. I use a reusable water bottle (environmentally conscious), and I add slices of cucumber in the water to keep it fresh with a nice flavor.
✿ Blotting paper! Some of us ladies, like me, have oily skin. During Summertime, it is even more noticeable and it is quite annoying to deal with. Blotting papers are perfect to touch up your face and keep it oil-free without using extra makeup.
✿Sunglasses! I find sunglasses extremely chic and elegant, and they instantly elevate your face and your outfits. Personally I am not a big fan of trendy sunglasses, a nice classy pair of sunglasses is all you need to keep it nice and elegant.
P.s.: A hat is an accessory that I sometimes carry with me. If I am walking quite a lot, I will wear a hat to protect my face from the sun.