Summer is in and the heat is upon us. As the seasons change, so must your skincare. We’ve rounded up the 10 summer skincare essentials you need in your bag right now to keep your skin healthy this season. The heat and the sun’s UV rays are more persistent this season and you should definitely take extra precaution when stepping out. But more than just skincare, we’ve also added in some beauty products that pack a punch in terms of protection, without sacrificing quality and of course, aesthetic value.
Most Recommended Summer Skincare Essentials
No matter what your skin type, it’s always best to pack some extra SPF (sun protection formula, for you noobs), with every product. Our advice is to find a product that works for you. Don’t be afraid to consult your dermatologist if you think you skin needs some professional advice. Products with SPF adds an extra layer of protection against the sun’s UV rays, which to be honest works great anytime of the year. After all, the sun still shines bright in the sky despite the changing seasons. Here are some of our favorite summer skincare essentials that you should consider trying.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Foaming Milk & Body Wash
Treat your skin to a blend of certified organic ingredients with this foaming milk and body wash that is gentle on the skin. Don’t be fooled, though, as it packs a punch when it comes to nourishment. It contains shea butter, coconut oil, sweet hibiscus flower, and gluten-free vitamin E for maximum nourishment. This chemical-free product is available at Walgreens for $8.79.
Kerastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Gentle Aromatic Shampoo
Dry hair is common during hot summer days. To keep your tresses tamed and nourished, switch to a shampoo that is specifically designed for dull, devitalized hair. Kerastase’s Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Gentle Aromatic Shampoo is created with 96% natural origin ingredients, including Samoan coconut oil and moroccan argan oils, as well as sweet orange essential oil for an energizing scent. Rejuvenates hair for softer, shiner, and stronger strands. Available at Strawberrynet for $39.50.
Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Mineral Lotion
Unlike other sunscreen lotions with higher SPF, Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Mineral Lotion is gentle on your skin. It contains Kakadu Plum, Eucalyptus and Red Algae, all of which are antioxidant botanicals that re-nourish your skin. This product is free of oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, sulfates, dyes, and oils. This cruelty-free product is available at Ulta for $15.99.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Summer calls for a lighter type of BB cream. Here’s an awesome alternative: bareMinerals (one of our favorite makeup brands, ever) Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It has a mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and marine botanicals to help replenish dehydrated skin. It provides sheer to medium finish and is produced with absolutely no silicone, oil, parabens, and fragrance, so it’s totally safe for your skin. Get yours at Ulta for $30.
Too Faced Sexy Lashes and Decadent Brows Duo – Soft Brown
Your brows and lashes need to be nourished and protected too. This Too Faced duo includes the Better Than Sex Mascara moisturizes your lashes while making it appear thicker. The Chocolate Brow-nie Brow Pencil is infused with cocoa powder and cocoa butter and is waterproof for your wildest summer pool or beach parties. It’s also long-wearing so you can party all night. Get this at HSN for $30.
Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer SPF 20
Prime your eyes for the most gorgeous eyeshadow tones with this BB cream eyelid primer that has SPF 20 for summer’s hottest days. It also features EnviroDefend complex that protects your eyelids from the sun, smoke, and other pollutants. Get this at Benefit for $29.
Lip C.P.R. Solar Rose by Suntegrity Skincare
Give your lips the SPF they need without compromising the gorgeous tones you love. The Lip C.P.R. Solar Rose by Suntegrity Skincare has broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your lips from the sun’s rays. It also has a tinge of Stevia for those sweet moments when the sun goes down. Available at Smallflower for $28.
Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15
Your lips can also get as much protection as they can. This lip balm from Bobbi Brown is formulated with wheat germ, avocado and olive oils for proper nourishment anytime of the day. Get this at Bobbi Brown for $23.
Almond + Milk Hand Cream by Burt’s Bees
Summer is the season for dry hands. Keep them hydrated with this hand cream from Burt’s Bees that contains sweet almond oil and vitamin E. It’s formulated with beeswax that conditions skin and packs in the moisture. This summer staple is available at Smallflower for $8.99.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser
Neutrogena is one of the world’s most trusted skincare brands and for good reason. The Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser is formulated with hyaluronic acid that increases the skin’s hydration level. It’s lightweight on your skin but heavy on the cleansing to ensure that impurities are washed away. This formula is soap-free, oil-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic. Get this at Ulta for $8.99.
The key to finding the right summer skincare essentials for you is to first determine your skin type. If you’re prone to oiliness, go for lightweight skincare products that won’t add buildup. Water-based moisturizers are also recommended. For those with dry skin, go for hydrating formulas that pack in the punch when it comes to moisture. Don’t forget to bookmark this page and follow the blog for the latest on ultimate beauty and skincare.
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