Summer is almost here and it feeeels so good! The sun is out, the dresses are on and vacation is just around the corner. I can smell the sea just thinking about it!
One of my favorite things about summer beauty is that it’s pretty minimal – it’s too hot for all the EXTRA! But with minimal comes the importance of taking good care of yourself because it’s much harder to hide behind the beauty masks. Plus, it’s all about that GLOW, and you guys know how I feel about that! Here are my must-have non-toxic summer beauty products:
To be honest, I don’t mind my pale skin, but a little extra color goes a really long way, especially in a bathing suit. My favorite non-toxic self tanner of choice is by Organic Pharmacy. This self tanner is 100 percent clean and non-toxic yet blends like a dream (streakless and soft), develops in three hours, smells faintly citrusy, and leaves skin smooth, supple, and hydrated—with a healthy, subtle, uniform tan.
2. Face Mist
On top of drinking tons of H2O, spritzing and splashing a face mist can give you a seriously hydrated complexion, which is a major key to keeping your summer skin from drying out. I like to keep one in my car, gym bag, diaper bag and beach bag all summer long and mist accordingly. My current favorites: Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence, Kahina Giving Beauty Moroccan Rose Water and Nucifera.
A little bit of highlighter swiped over the cheeks, down the nose, on top of the brow bone and over the cupids bow with a pretty pout and filled in brow is the perfect no-makeup-makeup look poolside or at the beach. But also just ideal ALL THE TIME. Told you I like that glow! My personal favorite is RMS. Bonus tip: I use the eye polish (in Lunar and Solar) because the glitter grain is thinner and looks even more natural.
A few scoops of this a couple of times a week does wonders! A blend of coconut, lemongrass, lemon balm, jojoba and vanilla, it blissfully buffs the skin with the gentle sugar texture and leaves skin silky soft and supple. You can use this on your lips, too.
This list wouldn’t be complete without sunscreen because….summer! Suntegrity is my current go-to but for a complete list of the highest-rated sunscreens for the beach, kids, and moisturizer with SPF, check out this guide.
What are your go-to’s?