For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Nashville about 2½ years ago, and I have come to discover that it certainly isn’t immune to the heat and humidity that the South is known for.
I have tried many, many products over the years to help me combat that heat, and there are a few that have stood up to the challenge.
I always carry these two items in my purse when running around in the Nashville heat.
The first are Burt's Bees facial wipes; they are gentle on my skin with minimal ingredients and a nice, subtle scent. They are great for your face and neck when you need to get rid of a little sweat and freshen up on the go.
I have tried other wipes that left my face feeling a little sticky, but these have been my favorite so far. They are also super affordable at $4.99 per package.
The other thing you will always find in my purse is some sort of facial spray. This one is my new favorite; it’s organic, contains minimal ingredients, and has a nice scent.
I normally am not a fan of cucumber-scented things, but in this case, mixed with the rosewater, it is super refreshing (hence the clever name I guess, lol).
This toning face spray is great when you need a quick pick-me-up when the summer heat is beating you down. One of my personal tricks is to pop the bottle in the fridge for 20 minutes or so until it’s chilled and then spray.
It’s a real game changer! This spray comes in at a cool $9.99 per bottle. So the two products together are a combined total of $14.98.
I know the challenge was two healthy beauty items under $20, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to mention my favorite go-to hot weather product.
This is Original and Mineral’s Surf Bomb, a sea salt spray. Have you ever heard the term, “turn into the skid?”
Well this is that—if it’s hot and humid out, the first thing to go downhill is my hair.
I put this spray on when I get out of the shower while my hair is still damp, and instead of frizzy waves, I get more of a beach tousled wave look.
You can get it online, or places like Sephora for around $27.90 a bottle, and it is well worth it.
Ironically enough, when I was driving home from Target after picking up a new package of the Burt's Bees face wipes, I passed this sign reminding me that Nashville is indeed hotter than Hades.