Here’s what you need to stay fresh—and we added a cool playlist for feel-good vibes, too!
When you live in a tropical country like the Philippines, this makes your skin more susceptible to oil, acne, and sun damage. The trick to making sure your complexion looks its best? Always use the right products (and derma procedures) to help you manage the hot and humid weather! Here are our 8 top beauty essentials to help you beat the heat.
Beauty Essentials #1: Oil-Control Facial Wash
Whether you have oily skin or dry, flaky skin, the struggle can be real—especially when taking your selfies! Manage your skin by using the right facial wash; ZO Oilacleanse to clear your pores and lift away excess grease, or ZO Normacleanse to replenish hydration and soothe irritated skin.
Beauty Essentials #2: Sunscreen
This beauty essential is a no-brainer no matter what the weather is like. But if you feel like slathering on a sun protector makes you breakout, just make sure that you’re using the right one for your skin type. For those with oily skin, opt for a a gel-based, lightweight sunblock like Belo Prescriptive Sunblock Gel SPF 15. Do you have sensitive skin? Then try an ultra-mild formula like ZO Oclipse-C SPF 50.
Beauty Essentials #3: Hydro 2.0 Water Bottle
A magic water bottle? Yes, please! The Hydro 2.0 (a portable hydrogen water maker) detoxifies, cleanses, and supports your body’s antioxidant function while keeping you hydrated.
Beauty Essentials #4: Exfoliating Scrub
Dull skin, breakouts, dry flakes—all these can be addressed by adding a gentle scrub to your skin routine since it can help banish dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells. Our pick: ZO Exfoliating Polish (for at-home care) or head to the Belo clinic and ask about the Powerpeel to help improve the appearance of acne scars, stretchmarks and fine lines.
Beauty Essentials #5: Acne Spot Corrector
We’ve all experienced this familiar scenario: You waking up with a huge zit on the face on the day of an important schedule. Perfect timing, right? To help blast the pimple ASAP, look for a spot treatment that’s spiked with salicylic acid like the ZO Akbright Acne Spot and PigmentationTreatment. Have time to visit a Belo clinic? Ask your dermatologist about Inara, a non-invasive procedure that uses light therapy that targets and destroys acne-causing bacteria and minimizes oil production.
Beauty Essentials #6: Whitening Lotion
If it seems like you spent waaay too much fun under the sun, a lotion with nanowhite technology like the Belo MD Lotion can help bring back your natural color and lighten your skin tone. Slather it on at least once or twice a day to get the best results.
Beauty Essentials #7: Belo Tinted Sunscreen
Sometimes, it’s better to use multi-tasking skincare products in order to help prevent breakouts or clogged pores. One way to do that is by using a sunscreen with a little tint—just like Belo Baby Janine Gutierrez. “It’s really thin and it feels like you’re not wearing anything at all but it also has SPF so it kind of acts like a sunblock and a moisturizer in one to keep your skin hydrated,” Janine says.
Beauty Essentials #8: An Awesome Playlist
It’s not exactly a beauty product, but there’s no doubt that blasting the right tunes can help you channel feel-good vibes. We rounded up 12 cool tracks to add to your playlist, all with fun tropical beats and disco-funk vibes. Play these tunes while you’re getting all dolled up to help you feel h-o-t and beautiful.
NEIKED feat. MIMI – “Call Me”
Daydreaming about the perfect summer romance? This dance track by the Swedish producer soundtrack will help you amp up the l-o-v-e vibe.
The German transgender pop star gifts us with a campy song that dreams of indulgences like designer clothes and a summer in the Hamptons. Hit play on the video and spot a cameo by OG celebrity heiress Paris Hilton.
Let Hailee’s message celebrating females’ many beautiful forms be your anthem as you hang out with your girlfriends this summer. We love it when she sings “You look greatest when you feel like a damn queen”—perfect for days when you need a confidence boost.
Rita goes tropical with this ultra-catchy banger about wanting to run away to paradise. If you’re stuck at your office desk and your VL seems way too far away, here’s a song that knows just how you feel.
Kygo and Oliver Nelson feat. Bonnie McKee – “Riding Shotgun”
The Norwegian tropical house talent crafts a song that‘s made for nighttime drives with the windows rolled down. Tip: Feel free to channel Bonnie’s powerful pipes as you sing this out into the night sky.
SZA x Calvin Harris – “The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix)”
Calvin lends his sun-drenched production to SZA’s sultry track about having another woman’s man only on the weekends. Admittedly not the best scenario, but it’s a great song to listen to if you’re having a romantic rendezvous.
Once it’s time for the sunset slowdown, put on this midterm tropical tune that encourages you to put out positivity even when negativity seems to reign. It’s a great song to reflect to once the day fades.