We made it past Memorial Weekend, y’all–SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY UPON US! That means long, sunny days and hot summer nights! Woohoo! As we bask in the sun, we can’t forget to make our skin a priority! Protection from sun damage, staying moisturized, and exfoliation are all super important when it comes to skin care. I have a few favorites when it comes to summer skin! Keep reading for all the deets ❤
So, I purchased this amazing moisturizer at Sephora a little over a month ago, and as the weather has warmed up, I love it even more! Paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free, this creamy moisturizer minimizes pores while simultaneously delivering lasting hydration and balancing oily to combination and acne-prone skin! I love the way it provides hydration to my skin without feeling too heavy, which allows me to apply a tinted moisturizer with SPF on top! As always, Korres is dermatologically tested and cruelty free.
Recently, I’ve turned to tinted moisturizer over full coverage foundation due to the heat (and lazy me wanting to sleep in! 😉 ) During the VIB Sale, I purchased a sample kit with a super cute boho makeup bag from Sephora, and it just so happened to contain the Umbra Tinte by Drunk Elephant. Not only does this tinted moisturizer provide SPF protection and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides a beautiful even tint for a gorgeous, glowy finish. This is a must-have for beach days or anytime that you don’t feel like “full-coverage.” Drunk Elephant is a supporter of the International Elephant Foundation and is also cruelty free.
Obviously lips are made of skin, too, right? I just stumbled upon this amazing product the other day at TJ Maxx, and I had to snatch it right up! I grabbed the shade 05 Repairing Primrose, and I have literally used it every day since the purchase! Not only does this lip oil provide optimum moisture, but it leaves a clear, glossy sheen that takes the place of sticky gloss and looks absolutely kissable.
Okay, so obviously blackheads, uneven skin tone, and dry skin patches are a concern of mine. Originally I set out to find a scrub that could potentially help combat all of these issues, but instead, I found something better. Dirty Lamb is known for being a vegan, cruelty free, and high performance skin care line that focuses on the use of natural ingredients, which I love. I recently discovered their Turkish Coffee Mask, which contains 100% pure Turkish coffee powder combined with turmeric to vanish blackheads and fade acne scars, leaving your skin bright and smoother than ever. Not only is this an awesome mask, but it acts as a scrub as well, due to massaging it in a circular motion with warm water during the removal process. I am obsessed with the way this makes my skin look and feel, and I’m hooked for life.
Recently, Bath & Body Works (addiction!) came out with a new, mermaid-themed line of skin care products and I had to check them out. The first product I tried was the SEA-TOX Seaweed Body Cream, and I knew I had to have it. With a scent of flowers combined with salty ocean air, this moisturizing body cream leaves me dreaming of the beach, while adding moisture and softness to my skin. I am a fan of many Bath & Body products, but I have to say, this one is a definite favorite.
Now, exfoliation isn’t only necessary for your face, but for your body, too! Dry skin happens everywhere, ya know, which is why I reach for this incredible sugar scrub! Organic lemongrass and clary sage essential oils combined with sugar and moisturizing shea butter leave your skin feeling soft and renewed after each use. You can even use this as a pre-shave scrub to help prevent razor burn! The smell, the feeling, the results… You have got to try this scrub, y’all!
One of my favorite Youtubers teamed up with Smashbox to bring us the holy grail of summertime primer–I’m talking about the Smashbox x Nicol Concilio Primer Water! This stuff is the bees knees when it comes to refreshing your skin! It comes in three scents – So Chill Coconut (which I have) Serene Greens, and Centering Citrus with an electrolyte infusion to give your makeup (and your mood) a boost! This primer water is instantly absorbed into your skin, so it doesn’t leave you looking like a wet mess. It can also double as a setting/finishing spray! Did I mention it’s vegan and cruelty free?
I hope you have a chance to try one (or more) of my summer skincare must-haves! Do you have any favorite summer products that aren’t listed here? Drop me a comment below! I love trying new things! ❤