Will Smith said in it best in his smooth ’90s hit Summertime, "Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind." Take a cue from the former-Fresh Prince of Bel Air and adopt an equally breezy beauty routine. From an instantly calming body lotion to an exfoliating lip scrub, here are our top hot-weather essentials.
Full of antioxidants and phytonutrients that fight disease and aging, grapes are the ultimate superfood. (Photo: bbc.co.uk)
As beauty writers, sometimes it seems like a new miracle-working exotic fruit drifts over from the tropics every season. While it’s exciting to be learning about things like acai berries, goji berries, and pitaya, there’s no need to journey through the rainforest to find an anti-aging miracle. One of the best ingredients for anti-aging is already here, and its home-grown! It’s time to get reacquainted with the humble grape.
You’ve probably thrown them in your salads and set them out with cheese for cocktail parties without even pausing to think about how incredible these tiny fruits are. Unlike finicky tropical fruits, grapes can be found pretty much anywhere on earth (except Antarctica) and are absolutely stuffed full of phytonutrients (aka plant-based nutrients) and antioxidants.