This photo of Katy Perry is hilarious.

So we’ve reached August. That means two things: 1) mounting dry cleaning bills because there is sunscreen smeared on everything we own and 2) accumulating bug bites. Oh, it also means that–depending on where you are–it’s either really hot and dry or really, really hot and humid. Therefore, it may be time to ramp up your skincare regime (and tone down your makeup). Show your face a little love with these gentle, exfoliating, or hydrating skin products and a few indispensable summer beauty tools. We can’t help the bug bites, though.


Oh, it’s worth noting that we’ve gotten samples from about half the brands mentioned (at some point or another) but none of this is paid placement. All of these products are great.