Summer, as the forecast may have alerted you, is in full swing. The temperatures are breaking records, the sun has stuck around a little longer, and the unsettling notion that we're all just getting a taste of what it might be like to walk the earth post-apocalypse has washed away with the rain. Now that the heat waves have passed (fingers crossed), better days are ahead... or, at the very least, a better, more temperate end to the season.
But if your seasonal depression has been lingering for so long that you're starting to think you have actual depression, it's probably time to see a licensed mental-health professional. Or, alternatively, you could try out some retail therapy first, at one place that's already in full bloom: Ulta Beauty, baby.
The newest arrivals at the beauty superstore are more than enough to get you to stop monitoring the weather forecast and start refreshing the shipment tracking info for the order you'll inevitably place instead. The skin-care section is particularly optimistic, a long list of sleep cocoons, instant youthful radiance masks, recharging serums, and recovery concentrates, that will help you lighten up a little until the leaves start to turn. (We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.)