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8 Beauty Essentials For Hot & Humid Weather

Here’s what you need to stay fresh—and we added a cool playlist for feel-good vibes, too!

Summer 2018 Spotify Playlist

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.

ZO Oilacleanse and ZO Normacleanse in the Philippines

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.

Belo Prescriptive Sunblock Gel SPF 15 and ZO Oclipse-C SPF 50 products in the Philippines

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.

Hydro 2.0 water bottle

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.

ZO Exfoliating Polish product in the Philippines

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 Pigmentation Treatment. 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.

ZO Akbright Acne Spot and Pigmentation Treatment in the Philippines

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.

Belo MD Lotion in the Philippines

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/08QmhAybC6VHeG8gah84qA?si=TyxxqqqfQnmMYf4ivzNh2Q
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeZkpDg9oug

Charli XCX feat. Tove Lo and ALMA – “Out of My Head”

If your summer plans don’t turn out quite the way you want it to, seek comfort in Charli’s shimmering number about partying your heartache away.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/2khkbmL11VFqKGMrcGIJB3?si=D2PyjdhjTqClZrGk5Lewng
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZWmwHjFRPI

Icona Pop – “GIRLS GIRLS”

The Swedish duo behind the monster hit “I Love It” whips out another anthem to dance to. Let this loose at a party and get ready to bust out your best moves.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/0vbGtjxIN6Baztc9geaAEG?si=RKPapKfaSOyB10Ye9fCogw
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1u7IMcpCRw

Kim Petras – “I Don’t Want It at All”

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/4qexD6ObR5nzpFJNpvQxIr?si=2peLS07tTTiX3d79VoNt7w
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC9FA8lZRy8

Hailee Steinfeld – “Most Girls”

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/2mfUa8bLs2s5N4VaqJZ4lZ?si=rSzlZMzoTSmUXK0SlAkNZA
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBB_QOZNEdc

Rita Ora – “Anywhere”

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/1CEDx1kXFwmpmN2waT2PbM?si=tpy7ZpkFQ5GuDQAeKuSuJQ
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksdAs4LBRq8

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/52Lqdrj2yYAeFSTS2M24Si?si=TRQcKYcQRMaV5qr-dlDE2w
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi8DS9pKyw8

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/0P6AWOA4LG1XOctzaVu5tt?si=ExmvH6xgQJCC0dppzvREpg
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByucbuSe958

Lorde feat. Khalid, Post Malone, and SZA – “Homemade Dynamite (Remix)”

The Kiwi singer-songwriter enlists today’s music superstars to reinvigorate a song about the party life. Play it at your own summer bash and see if you can chime in on all the singers’ verses.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/2rE9TX3VQ0WNt7kziFhKep?si=l9WElhBPTs-Ker9feHJGtw
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LONIThD7vO8

AlunaGeorge – “Turn Up the Love”

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.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/40wbxg77nK3ouaHTgH0AEe?si=S943dqCkQbKqxq8JRNWzdQ
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwJsL99xRAA

DeJ Loaf – “No Fear”

DeJ Loaf takes her rap-singing to the club with this upbeat love song about sticking with your boo throughout challenges. Make your honey happy by giving it a spin while on a couple trip.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/2H881m3JRA8lpuuwaQL6zy?si=gX5vHZe2R4S1M4MPa5CXaA
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny4SFoeAAaM

Miguel – “Pineapple Skies”

“Pineapple Skies” sees the R&B artist describing an optimistic romantic future while cloaking it in a soul-funk vibe. Trivia: Miguel credits Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” for inspiring the track.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/5AfJXFkWlmLBJhI23TNCIK?si=ao_M6YpsRhutwgE9yGpxCg
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKwAib6LosM

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