Two Allure Editors Share the Products They Always Travel With to Beat the Heat

Rising temperatures call for a targeted travel approach.
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Traveling — and more specifically, packing the perfectly stocked bag — can be a tricky feat any time of the year, but the hot summer months call for an even more strategic approach. The blazing sun and humid air can test our patience in many different ways, from frizzy hair to makeup meltdowns to glowing (i.e., sweating) at all the wrong moments. That’s why it always pays off to be prepared, especially when the temperature rises.

Whether you’re on the go during a busy weekday, headed on vacation, or anything in between, bringing the right essentials along will help keep you feeling fresh and happy. Fortunately for all of us dreading the discomfort of warm-weather travel, two Allure editors are sharing the items they plan to keep on hand all summer long. Assistant editor Kathleen Suico and editorial assistant Angela Trakoshis are spilling the details on their secret weapons for beating the summer heat. From refreshing facial mists to perhaps the most essential summer travel item of all, Dove Go Fresh Cucumber + Green Tea Deodorant Wipes, these staffers know that when it comes to staying fresh during the summer months, the following items are absolute musts.

Kathleen Suico, Assistant Editor

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Dove Go Fresh Cucumber + Green Tea Deodorant Wipes

I will fit a workout anywhere and anytime I can. It's the one hour out of my day that I do something for me and only me. Sometimes that means early mornings, during lunch, or before dinner with friends. Oftentimes boutique NYC studios don't have showers, so the Dove Go Fresh Cucumber + Green Tea Deodorant Wipes come in handy for freshening up in a pinch. When I've used these cooling wipes after a workout, I've actually had friends not believe that I just came from a class because I don't smell awful, I smell great — like cucumber and green tea, to be exact!

Multitasking makeup bag

In order to maximize suitcase space and keep things light, I need items that are versatile. This makeup bag not only keeps all my things in one place, but it can also double up as a cute clutch or going-out bag.

Facial Mist

I'm constantly misting, powdering, and re-misting my complexion throughout the day in order to stay fresh. My favorite face mists contain eucalyptus oils and smell like a spa. I love misting at midday because it gives me a quick five seconds to help me zone out, and it can also help tone down a post-workout flush.

A chic tote bag

Anything you need, I’ve got it in my tote bag — and I'm often referred to as the mom of my group because of it. My favorite tote is lightweight, so I can pack it full of stuff and still not get dragged down. Seriously, you need an aspirin, a sports bra, deodorant? I’ve got all of it in my tote.

Angela Trakoshis, Editorial Assistant

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Dove Go Fresh Cucumber + Green Tea Deodorant Wipes

My Dove Deodorant Wipes are an essential for any on-the-go activity. Whether I am finishing a workout or in between meetings, these non-irritating wipes are the best pick-me-up and the most effective thing you can do for a quick, cooling refresh during the day. With just one easy swipe, sweat and stickiness are wiped away and I can go about the rest of my busy day feeling confident, thanks to the 24-hour odor protection. They're ideal for anyone with a busy lifestyle. Did I mention they also smell incredible?

Sunglasses

I always have a pair of quality sunglasses on me, and I particularly love a cute, colored pair of sunglasses that can go from dressy to sporty. It’s also essential for me to find a pair that’s lightweight, which makes it easy to do almost anything while wearing them.

Lip balm

I despise having chapped, dehydrated lips, so having lip balm with me at all times is essential. It’s especially important to me during the summer months, when I prefer a more natural lip look rather than a heavy, cream-based lipstick. My favorite balms have a tingling feeling, which I love and also think helps make my lips look fuller, too.

Facial mist with SPF

Keeping my skin hydrated throughout the day is key to maintaining healthy-looking skin. As someone who could stand to drink a lot more water, this is a fun and quick way to make sure that my thirsty skin gets hydrated — and stays protected from the sun at the same time! It’s a no-brainer.

Portable wireless speaker

I love listening to music all the time, especially when I am traveling, because it is such a mood changer. Having a portable, charged speaker is not only handy; it’s also loud (aka guaranteed to start any party).