Five products for your warm-weather beauty arsenal
From excessive sweating to painful sunburns, summer presents a range of beauty challenges. We’ve pulled together five products to help you beat the heat and stay looking fresh all season long.
“Atlanta summers are hot and the bugs can be extra pesky,” says Caitlin Abshier, founder of the Cait + Co bath and body company. “Simply roll this essential oil blend of citronella, eucalyptus, cedarwood, lemongrass, lavender, litsea, tea tree, patchouli and catnip on arms and legs before going outdoors. And voila, bugs be gone!”
Fig and Flower
636 N. Highland Ave. N.E., 30306
“This product softens, strengthens and protects hair with a leading edge UV filter to reduce hair damage from sun exposure,” says Jen Nuñez, manager. “Apply to wet or dry hair—it’s ideal for brightening chlorine-soaked strands or creating a sleek summer pony.”
Cherry Blow Dry Bar Midtown
915 West Peachtree St. N.W. Suite 4, 30309
“Little Barn’s hydrating spray replenishes water and vital minerals to the skin that are lost while sweating,” says Joshua Morgan, co-founder. “The formula is light and cooling, and soothes the skin on contact.”
Little Barn Apothecary + Co.
1170 Howell Mill Road, 30318
“This mineral-based broad spectrum sunscreen for the face is not only water-resistant and perfect for those balmy summer days; it goes on easily with a beautiful matte finish,” says Tiffany Terranova, owner.
RAW Bronzing Studio
500 Bishop St. N.W. Suite F8, 30318
“Our all-natural dry shampoo powder blend absorbs excess oil and lifts your roots without drying out your hair or scalp,” says Emilie Sennebogen Bryant, owner. “Just throw it in your summer tote to skip the post-pool shower.”
Mama Bath + Body
99 Krog Street, 30307
Dare to Bare
Sick of shaving? Sugaring may be just the alternative you’re looking for.
“Sugaring utilizes a 100 percent all-natural paste made up of sugar, lemon juice and water,” says Raquel Souza, owner of Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio on N. Highland Avenue. “It provides a gentler, less painful experience than waxing as it pulls the hair in the same direction it grows in and is also less abrasive to the skin.”
The procedure can be done anywhere on the body, including the face.
“If it’s your first sugaring ever, stop shaving for at least two weeks before coming in,” says Souza. “To ease the pain, we recommend exfoliating the area in the shower the day before your treatment. And you should also drink lots of water the day of your appointment and avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior.”
Sweet Peach Virginia Highland
776 North Highland Ave., 30306
STORY: Amelia Pavlik