With temperatures creeping up to 35 degrees, Hong Kong’s humidity plus sunlight equals a not-so-welcome sauna effect. However, with the right gear for summer, feeling sweaty, sticky and downright uncomfortable can be easily avoided. So without further ado, let’s take a look at these hot products that will help you to stay cool.
Fresh and Fruity
BsaB’s multi-functional spray is a great way to make your body, clothing and home smell fresh and clean. For summertime, we recommend BsaB’s zesty fragrances such as ‘Citronella & Fresh Herb’, ‘Lemongrass’ or ‘Peppermint Orange’. The scents, containing both highly refreshing and fruity notes, lift up your spirit and help you to feel invigorated all day long.
Say Hello to H2O
We know you’ve read and heard this a million times by now, but we can’t help reminding you of the fact that it’s even more important to stay hydrated in summer. With the ‘Li Wai’ tumbler by Studio KDSZ you’ll never forget to guzzle your daily dose of liquid, as the double-layered vessel turns any drink into a centerpiece on display. Cocktails, lemonade and even your ordinary morning tea have never looked cooler!
Don’t Sweat It
The oppressive heat can make every five-minute-walk outside seem like a sweaty exercise. In order to avoid arriving everywhere soaked in perspiration, wearing a good deodorant is a must. Hong Kong-based brand Bathe to Basics’ botanical, unisex deodorant is an all-natural product made with ingredients such as witch hazel, aloe leaves and essential oils. As the deodorant does not contain any harmful or synthetic additives, it’s perfect for people who have a sensitive skin or allergies. Being kind to both your skin AND the environment? A win-win situation if you ask us!
Time for Tea
It’s tempting to chill each and every one of your drinks with a dozen of ice cubes this season. But did you know that drinking a hot beverage on a warm day actually helps you to cool down? Hot drinks trigger us to sweat, a key mechanism in our body that makes us cool off. Moral of the story: don’t forget to make yourself a nice cup of tea every day! The ‘Elixir Tea Stick’ by TeaLab is an elegant glass tea infuser designed for those who prefer loose tea leaves over bags.
Come rain or come shine
Sometimes sunscreen only just won’t do in order to protect your skin from the abundance of UV rays that is a Hong Kong summer. LL Sombra Umbrella by Lines Lab is a stylish fashion accessory designed for both sunny and rainy days. Its delicate, laser-cut inner layer gives the umbrella a doll-like charm –LL Sombra is an umbrella that is sure to turn some heads!
Shades of Summer
If there’s anything worth investing in for your wardrobe this season, it’s a high-quality pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses Model 36 by Smiths & Norbu is a luxurious and durable design made of horn, a natural material that only becomes more beautiful over the years. In contrast to shades made of man-made materials. No two of Model 36’s sunglasses are the same.