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This stylish makeup bag has a protective lining to prevent spilled liquids from ruining your summer tote. ($75, toryburch.com)
If you feel a trickle of sweat down the back of your neck, pat yourself dry with a cute cotton handkerchief, like Brooks Brothers Solid Oxford Pocket Square ($20, brooksbrothers.com).
Sometimes putting your hair up is all you need to cool down. These Emi Jay Hair Ties ($11 for five, emi-jay.com) are made of a soft elastic that won't damage hair or leave a ponytail dent.
Don't worry if you forget to bring a sun hat to the pool. L'Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Taming Crème Serum ($9, drugstores) contains sunflower, argan, and olive oils to smooth hair without weighing it down.
A few spritzes of Jessica Zen Spa Refreshed Foot Spray in Energizing Ginger ($8, jessicacosmetics.com) soothe sore and tired feet after a long day in flip-flops; lactic acid in the formula softens calluses.
Too lost in your beach read to remember to reapply sunscreen? Anti-inflammatory ingredients (like aloe and oat extracts) in Korres Yoghurt Instant Soothing Gel ($38, korresusa.com) calm red and sunburned skin; yogurt heals it with proteins and vitamins.
When the heat and humidity give you more of a glow than you want, take the shine down a notch with Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens ($10, sephora.com). They won't leave your skin powdery or mess up your makeup.
If the air-conditioning in your car just went kaflooey, cool off with a La Fresh Eco-Beauty Instant Body Soother towelette ($5 for eight, lafreshgroup.com). It contains a blend of six oils, including peppermint, jojoba, and grapeseed.
You love your new gold sandals too bad they chewed up your heel. Use Band-Aid Plus Antibiotic Adhesive Bandages in Neon ($4.50 for 20, drugstores) to protect irritated skin.
Moisturize sun-chapped lips with a nourishing gloss. The peppermint-flavored Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Citrus ($22, bobbibrown.com) contains conditioning vitamins E and C, feels tingly going on, and gives a light coat of color.
If you want a quick breath freshener, try a Colgate Wisp in Spearmint ($8 for 16, drugstores). A bead in the diminutive, disposable toothbrush contains a liquid that cleans teeth with the cooling zing of mint.
To revive yourself before meeting friends for dinner run the cold rollerball tip of Fresh Sugar Lemon Rollerball ($18.50, sephora.com) over your wrists and delight in the energizing mix of lemon, mandarin, and orange blossom.
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From the August 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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