Ah, city life: the late-night buzz, the excitement, the chaos, the long nights out with your girlfriends. Oh, and let’s not forget the pollution, germs, and free radicals. While we love life in the big city, our skin and hair don’t necessarily agree. Dirt, pollution, sun, and a lack of sleep can all cause serious beauty issues, but don’t head for the suburbs just yet! Before you pack your bags, consider adapting your normal routine for life in the city. From skin-shielding masks to restorative mists, find your city essentials here.
We’re pretty good about applying sunscreen to our body and face, but our hair? Believe it or not, your strands need UV protection, too, which is why we’re loving this lightweight mist from Klorane. Infused with It’s paradise in a bottle, with warm sand, coconut milk, and ylang-ylang wax and an ultra-nourishing oil complex, it shields from UV rays to keep it healthy, soft, and strong. Bonus! It smells amazing—like warm sand, coconut milk, and ylang-ylang.
When you live in the city, your skin is exposed to a host of stressors. Smog, cigarette smoke, car exhaust—you name it, your skin has to deal with it. That’s where Eve Lom’s amazing mist comes in. The refreshing formula shields skin from both pollution and free radicals, which can cause fine lines, dullness, and discoloration. The nutrient-rich mist formula contains Rose Otto Oil to soothes and comforts compromised skin, while antipollution active Wild Indigo extract acts to calm skin and reduce visible signs of stress caused by air pollution. The travel-friendly bottle fits nicely in your purse, too, so you can have a refreshing, mid-day pick-me-up anytime, anyplace.
When we think “face mask”, we typically think of something we apply alone, sequestered in the bathroom where no one can see. Well, Allies of Skin offers a very different kind of face mask, one that can be applied in broad daylight. (In fact, no one will know you’re wearing it!) The 1A All-Day Mask Beauty is a revolutionary, all-day facial mask can be worn under makeup and sunblock, protecting skin from pollution and providing skincare benefits from morning to noon. It’s way more efficacious than a day cream, and leaves our skin soft, refreshed and protected.
The sun does not discriminate, and a sunburn can happen anywhere. Like the rest of our bodies, our lips need sun protection, but here’s the catch: we don’t want to swap out our regular lip color for a balm with SPF. What’s a girl to do? Reach for this amazing SPF balm from Jack Black, that’s what! It expertly blocks UV rays, and leaves lips soft, moisturized, and coated in a deliciously-scented layer of SPF protection.