3 Secrets to Keeping Cool & Confident in a Heatwave

By Carol

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While retail stores are welcoming in the fall season Mother Natures has had over plans. Over the last few days the temperatures have risen above 100 degrees. It’s hard to keep your cool and look confidently stylish during these hot days. All you want to do in this weather is either find your local pool or sit in your air conditioned home. I get it. But when neither option is available I have three secret weapons to help you stay cool and feeling my best. When you have to get up and get out there in heatwave weather these things really help.

Three Secrets

1. Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder: After my shower and application of my favorite body butter, I liberally apply this body powder. There’s a cool refreshing feeling upon application. In addition, it absorbs moisture, can relieve pain and itching, and keep you dry. Use it in areas where you are most susceptible to  sweating like your inner thigh area where they rub together. I even apply it on top of my deodorant for an extra layer of protection. I like the tingling feeling I get when it’s applied because I know it’s working. Also apply along the band area of your bra for a cooler and comfortable fit. There are other Gold Bond products but I find the body power can be used for pretty much everything.

2. Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock Cream or Body Mist (SPF 70 or higher): I have very sensitive skin so I can’t wear things that have a lot of chemicals or are heavy on my skin. That’s why I love this particular brand. While I prefer the body mist (highly recommend it), I can also use the cream effectively. The cream is light and absorbs quickly. On my skin tone it is NOT totally invisible but it blends in pretty well and has a matte finish. It’s not greasy and above all it won’t clog your pores and is PABA free and non-comedogenic. I tan pretty easily and as I get older I need to do all I can to protect the elasticity and condition of my skin. This product helps. Yes it leaves that sunblock smell but it’s not overpowering. I apply it to my feet if I’m wearing sandals, my arms and shoulders if I’m going sleeveless, and my décolletage.

3. IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+: I love this foundation. It’s a cream that contains sunscreen, an anti-aging serum, and hydrating collagen. It feel really good when applied and gives great coverage. It absorbs beautifully into the skin, is not oily at all and gives an amazing finish. It’s great for everyday wear, but particularly useful on those really hot days when you need your makeup to hold up to the heat. This does!


It can be hard to keep your cool and look amazing when you have to conduct business in 100+ degree weather.  These three products are the core pieces of my summer arsenal to stay fresh and look great. In addition to these products I also recommend following a great skin care routine to keep your skin clean and hydrated. You can so carry a hydrating mist like rose water and use a some type of lip protectant. These items will keep you feeling confident in your summer ensembles.

What other items do you swear by during the hottest days of summer? Please share in the comment section below.

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Carol 😉

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About The Carol

I'm a 50 years young curvy fashionista enjoying my "second life." I'm a wife, mom of 3 and 1 goldendoodle. I'm a recovering attorney, accidental professor, successful jewelry stylist, and ...