5 Proven Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Secret Invisible Spray in Boho Berry reviewDisclosure: This post is brought to you by Secret Deodorant.

It’s the beginning of September, but the typical New York summer heat is still here. Which is not the ideal situation when your job is all about running around the city attending beauty and fashion events. But I do not complain: even though I grew up in Russia, I’m much more accustomed to warm weather than freezing cold. Partially because I know all the tips and tricks that make any heated situation much more tolerable. Today I’m collaborating with Secret Deodorant to share with you my 5 go-to tips that help me to beat the heat.

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#1: Cover the Basics

First and foremost, never skip on deodorant. It seems so obvious but I know way too many people who do not follow this recommendation and end up not only ruining their clothes but also… relationships (I hope you know what I mean!). My personal favorite deodorant for warm summer days is Secret Invisible Spray in Boho Berry. This invisible antiperspirant and deodorant spray features such elegant scent (freshly picked raspberries!) and is so easy to use that I can’t imagine my daily routine without it. It just makes me feel confident and fresh for up to 48 hours, no matter how hot it gets By the way, that’s the one and only deodorant that I’m packing for my upcoming trip to Europe – and summers in Spain and France are typically even warmer than in New York! I mean, who doesn’t want to smell like fresh berries while exploring Europe!

#2: Drink More SPA Water

I already talked about my favorite fruit water on the blog, but I believe it’s important to repeat: the more water you drink throughout the day, the easier it is for your body to deal with keeping you cool (and healthy!). Lately, I’ve been all about pomegranate SPA water as this multi-seed berry contains tons of antioxidants that help to keep skin hydrated and plump. I love adding mint and lime to my spa water to make it taste a bit more citrusy. To increase my water intake throughout the day, I pour my SPA water in a cute bottle so it’s nice to have around throughout the day.

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#3: De-Frizz Your Hair

One of the major beauty problems that I personally experience in summer is frizzy hair. You might be surprised to know but even girls with naturally straight are not always frizz-proof. I have to really make the effort to keep my flyaway hair in check. One of the easiest solutions to do so is to have a miniature water bottle in your bag at all times. Mine features a convenient spray design that allows to evenly distribute a small amount of water on my hair. I also make sure to have a hair brush on me at all times so I could tame my flyaway hair and keep my hairdo looking sleek and frizz-free.

#4: Pick the Height

I used to be “heels every day at any season” kind of girl and this summer I just can’t force myself to wear stilettos in such warm weather. What I started doing instead is switching to platform shoes with a thick heel that makes navigating throughout the City in the summer so much more tolerable. I love these velvet sandals because they are trendy (hello, velvet is so hot for fall!) and very comfortable. I don’t know if this shoe style will work for you too, but it really makes all the difference for me.

#5: The Shine Control

Many people don’t wear foundation in summer (not me! I’m just switching to a lighter foundation formula), but this trick would be useful for both makeup lovers and makeup avoiders. One of the worst things you could do for your skin is to rub your face with hands. Granted: you might feel that your hands are clean and clear but by rubbing your face you still spread bacteria that could potentially cause breakouts and other unpleasant changes in your skin. What I recommend doing instead is to use blotting paper. Not only does it help to clean up your skin, but also eliminates excessive oiliness.

There you have it: my 5 favorite tips and tricks on how to make surviving the summer heat much more tolerable. I hope you found this post interesting. If so, please leave the comment below sharing your favorite tip for surviving the warm weather. Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!

  • Dressed With Soul

    Your tips are definitely very good!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Adding mint and lime to your spa water sounds like a lovely way of staying hydrated! Gorgeous photos, as always – perfect (and colourful) styling!

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  • Such gorgeous photographs! How cute is your little dog, ever so sweet!

    Wonderful tips here, de-frizzing hair is important and a must have for me, it’s great to find products which don’t weigh hair down too much.

    Great advice on the anti-shine, I find a good setting spray helps over makeup and a lightweight powder.

    Hope you’re well.

    Laura xo

  • These are such great tips – I’m always drinking so much water. I’ll have to try blotting paper, I’m always getting so shinny.


  • Awwh your doggie is the cutest! Love your outfit too!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • Stunning photos, they’re beautiful! I’m missing the summer heat in London already wash, the cold has started setting in! These are some great tips though, de-frizzing my hair was a must in the summer!

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    This post is just to die for.
    I love how you have brought water for your dog too.
    And I love the dog vest.
    You dress is amazing – it is totally something I would wear.
    De frizzing my hair is a must – especially since we are cold and windy here at the moment.
    Set to Glow

  • This is such a lovely post – I love all the photos as they’re absolutely gorgeous and how gorgeous is your dog! Such a cutie! 🙂

    Layla xx


  • I love your dress and your dog is so adorable! All of these tips are great- I think that deodorant and drinking more water are both musts

    Rachel xx

  • Fun tips! Honestly never heard of spa water before. Love the dress too.


  • Your dog is so cute<3

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  • What an adorable little pooch! Lovely photos 🙂

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

  • Yes to water! Peppermint essential oils also come in handy for me 🙂 Your bag is so cute! And of course your dog as well 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Allie Mackin

    Thanks for these tips!! I am so over summer. You don’t look hot or sweaty at all or should hot in a good way!

    Allie of

  • What a cute dress, and an even cuter pooch! ha!

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  • Oh I wish that I could use these tips now! It’s already winter jacket time in Finland. So cold!

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