Although the constant sunshine is always a welcome sight in summer, the heat can really take it out of you quickly, and anytime you sweat, you're losing vital hydration. Then there's seasonal allergies that cause puffy, watery eyes that make applying and reapplying your makeup a chore.
If you're feeling in need of a pick-me-up by noon, here are a few products that are proven for refreshment, and what's even better, they'll easily fit in your handbag.
FRUIT INFUSED WATER: If you're sick of drinking plain old H2O, throw some citrus or other fruits (like strawberries, watermelon or even cucumber) in your water bottle. The spa-like flavor not only makes it more enjoyable to stay hydrated, but it adds an extra bit of refreshment without the sugar or caffeine crash.
HYDRATING FACIAL SPRAY: A light mist of a facial hydrating spray over makeup not only acts as a wake-up call in your mid-afternoon slump, but many also contain minerals or antioxidants that actually help improve the overall texture of your skin. Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist, Got Beauty
BLOTTING PAPERS: If oil, sweat and excess shine are ruining your dewy glow, opt for a blotting paper that removes excess oil without leaving a powdery and uneven residue. Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers, Macy's
TINTED LIP JELLY: Vaseline is an old standby for moisturizing just about anything, but the brand's newest lip therapy contains a rosy tint that leaves your lips glossy and luscious. Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips, Target
EYE ILLUMINATOR: If allergies wreak havoc on your eyes and leave them sore and puffy, try this eye illuminator with a ceramic tip that cools delicate skin on contact. Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator, Nordstrom