Today I am back to share with you some of what I consider beauty essentials for the summer! Because it’s so hot and most of us are on the go for vacations, camping, or on the water during the Summer – I’ve included items that are super low maintenance yet provide great benefits for your skin to keep you looking gorgeous and most importantly youthful! I hope you find it helpful and interesting!
First up is the MD Solar Sciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30. ($32)
We all know the importance of Sun Protection! One of the number 1 questions I am asked as a beauty blogger is how can I prevent aging/wrinkles? And the answer is always Sun Protection! If you are going to be out in the sun a lot, be sure to use SPF and protect your face/body/hands from the sun! This Mineral Tinted SPF, which provides UV protection to help reduce the risk of photoaging and skin cancer, is one of my FAVORITES for my face. Its super lightweight, has a slight tint to it and unlike most SPF products that leave you feeling greasy/oily this product will dry to a matte finish. It works great as a makeup primer, but also on its own! I personally don’t like to use a heavy foundation in the summer. SO this is what I use instead. Now it doesn’t offer any coverage as a foundation would but I still feel like it makes my skin look nicer with it than with nothing. PLUS there are so many perks and benefits to using this product:
- Antioxidants: Vitamin C, green tea, cranberry fruit and pomegranate extracts.
- Non-Comedogenic: won’t clog pores. Good for ALL skin types including acne & rosacea-prone.
- Water-resistant: up to 80 minutes.
- Oil Free
- Fragrance free
- Gentle enough for kids 6 months and older
It’s really the perfect product year-round, but especially in the Summer Months!
The second pick is something fairly new to me, but something I quickly fell in love with! That is the IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Vitality Brightening Crème Disc. ($38)
I was never really a fan of cream products for the face before, but this 3 in 1 compact is so easy to use and provides a natural lightweight look! As I already mentioned, in the Summer I like to keep things low maintenance, but I still want to look good. I don’t want to pile on a ton of products just to sweat it off in 5 minutes. This is why this compact has become a new favorite! It’s a Color Correcting Crème Blush, Crème Matte Bronzer & Crème Illuminator all in one that gives me a beautiful glow and flush of color that looks natural and blends seamlessly into the skin for a lightweight feel. On top of all that, its infused with anti-aging ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, acai, green tea, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and E. Amazing!!!
Thirdly is a favorite waterproof eyeliner – the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. ($20)
I included this rather than mascara because I have yet to find a waterproof mascara that I really love. A great waterproof eyeliner is a fabulous option if you are possibly going to be getting wet or sweat a lot. You still get that great definition to make your eyes pop, but you don’t end up with runny raccoon eye mess that you would typically get with a mascara!
Number 4 may not seem like a “beauty” item, but I assure you it is!! Eye protection is VITAL especially in the summer.
I read that your eyeballs can actually get sunburned – isn’t that wild!? Aside from that, do you notice how when it’s bright outside you find yourself squinting a lot more? All those squints you do start to create crows feet wrinkles… So you definitely want to protect your pretty little peepers with a cute pair of sunnies! I picked these ‘Lenny Black w/Strawberry Lenses‘ Sun Glasses from GlassesUSA to feature, because, well, I just thought they were cute! But also love that you can purchase prescription as well as non-prescription Sunglasses from this website at a pretty decent price! Plus, they have an amazing feature that lets you upload a photo of yourself to the site so that you can virtually try on the glasses to see how they will look on you. Love that!
Fifth on the list is for Lip Protection!
Anyone else finds themselves with super dry chapped lips in the Summertime? I lip balm is honestly essential year-round, but I still wanted to include it. And really there are many wonderful lip balms out there. My current favorite just happens to be the Burts Bees Lip Balms. ($3-$4). They come in a wide variety of ‘flavors’ each with different benefits to them, but they are all-natural and formulated to moisturize, hydrate, and nourish.
Six on the list is the Hask Macadamia Hair Oil. ($3)
This stuff is AMAZING! It’s super affordable and one little bottle will last for months. This hair oil is made to quench dry hair, adding moisture and shine. It’s alcohol-free and rich in Omega 7, Vitamin E & Antioxidants, plus it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy either. My hair is already super dry and damaged as it is… Add in the fact that swimming in pools with all that chlorine and my hair feels like hay. YUCK! But this oil is a hair saver, keeps my locks looking and feeling soft and pretty!
And lastly seventh on the list has to do with the dreaded chore of Shaving!
It’s summer… We are in Shorts, Dresses, Swimsuits.. And Shaving is a necessary evil for most women. One of my favorite products for shaving is the EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream. ($3.49) I prefer it because it’s not a foam – its a cream! And its made super moisturizing like a lotion so you can actually shave wet or dry. This is honestly amazing for me because I ‘dry shave’ more often than not! Other benefits: its made with natural shea butter, vitamins B3, C & E, green tea, and grape seed extract. Its also paraben and Phthalate-free free. And it’s supposed to keep your skin moisturized for 24 hours. Yes, please!!
Those are my 7 Summer Beauty essentials!! I hope you enjoyed this list, found it helpful, and maybe discovered something new! If you have any essentials for your summer beauty routine, please do share! I always love discovering new products as well.