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July 21st, 2010


Are the dog day’s getting you down?

You don't need to take a cold shower to get your skin-chillin'.

I promise to help keep you cool and collected during these hot, humid days with some favorites that will do the trick.

imageFirst up-and my latest obsession-Vichy Aqualia Antiox Anti-Fatigue eye stick. This handy dandy eye stick fits easily in any small tote and refreshes, de-puffs and invigorates the eyes.

imageSkip a cream and opt for a face gel instead to help you cool down. Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue gel is ideal. It contains grape and apple water extracts to promote moisture retention, cooling and fights antioxidants.

imageRefreshing ingredients like aloe, mint, menthol give skin a freeze-factor. Two that make me go "brrrr" when I spray are Neutrogena's Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock and Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Cooling Mist.

imageRevitalize poor, tired tootsies and slather on C.O. Bigelow Mentha Foot Tingling Foot Cream after a long day of walking around. Your feet will thank you in the morning.

imageDickinson's Original Witch Hazel Daily Facial Towelettes is your perfect companion for a hot, sticky summer. Cool down your face and body without breaking (another) sweat. Dickinson's is a great way to freshen up before a lunch date or cocktails with friends. It's not just for your face, these premoistened towelettes can be used anywhere on your body- underarms, wipe your feet, and even the back of your neck.

imageDon't suffer a makeup meltdown! Cool the beauty goodies with Cool-it-Caddy, $40. The built-in coolant keeps your prize posessions cold for up to five hours.

Here's a healthy do-it-yourself spray mist... Steep green tea, cool then pour in a spray bottle with ice. An added plus: the rich antioxidants in green tea will help repair sun damage.


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You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.

—Marie Stopes