Countering the grime caused by breezeless, 90-degree heat calls for an amped-up skin-care regimen. But rather than splurging on facials or fancy masks, test out affordable beauty line Yes to Carrots. The produce-based brand harnesses natural ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, green tea, witch hazel, and Dead Sea minerals to clean, exfoliate, and tone your skin. Two are standouts for battling common summer skin ailments: The Yes to Tomatoes deep-cleansing pads are saviors after unavoidably sweaty afternoons, blending anti-inflammatory lycopene, oil-taming witch hazel, and salicylic acid to unclog pores. And the Yes to Cucumbers facial towelettes are packed with organic cucumbers, aloe vera, and green tea to soothe skin, reduce puffiness, and swipe off dead cells after a day in the sun.
Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes, $2.99 for 10 or $5.99 for 30; Yes to Tomatoes Deep Cleansing Facial Pads, $7.99 for 50 at Duane Reade.