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YQA: Products to beat the heat

Kelly posted this on the Indigo+Canary Facebook page a while back:

“So you know I live in a really hot climate (Austin), right? Last summer sucked bad (over 100 degrees for like 120 days in a row). I had to choose between not using sunscreen and using sunscreen that made me break out. Then I realized I should have asked YOU! I checked out your archives and couldn’t find anything, but I’d love to hear about organic products that (1) minimize sun exposure/damage and (2) keep you cool! I remember reading somewhere about making your own cooling mist with an atomizer and mint tea. Help!”

Well, I can’t resist a plea for help, so I’ve turned this into a Your Questions Answered post, and put together some sunscreen recommendations and a few suggestions to help you stay cool—even when it’s ridiculously hot out. —Aleigh

SUN PROTECTION (for your face)

Clockwise, from top left: Lavera Sun Sensitive Anti Age Face SPF 15 ($21), Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer ($29), Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer, SPF 30 ($32), Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 30 + Green Tea ($15.95)

Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen SPF 30 ($40), Lavanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 ($28), Desert Essence Organics Facial Care Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($36.69 for pack of three), Eco Logical Skin Care All Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($13.99)

SUN PROTECTION (for your bod)

Raw Elements Eco Formula 30+ ($18.99), Soleil Organique 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 45 ($42), Nature’s Gate Aqua Block SPF 50* ($9.19), John Masters Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 ($32)


Melvita Floral Water Spray ($19), Mai Couture Blemish Control Blotting Paper ($24), Maya Water Facial Mist Organic White Tea ($28.99), Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Anti-Aging Mist ($35)

What are your favorite beat-the-heat products?

*This product includes a few ingredients I dislike, but I think it’s a decent option if you’re looking for a waterproof sunscreen…more natural than many of the waterproof options out there.

(Top image via Kris Bradley, product images via brands+boutiques)

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