After a thankfully lengthy spring, summer seems to be on the horizon, and I’m trying to be ready for it. We have summer clothes out of seasonal storage; we’re seeing more stone fruits at the market; and I think I’ve just about got all my summer beauty essentials on hand!
The great thing about “summer beauty” is embracing the au natural vibe. The vibe works with the carefree summer mentality, but with the heat, natural just works better! Below are some ideal products to have on hand (yes, obviously there is SPF in there) as well as some basic practices to enjoy a healthier summer (superficially of course – I mean – on your skin)!
Here are my 10 must have summer beauty essentials. And I feel as though I have NAILED my morning and evening skincare routines for the weather right now, so that’s below as well!
Read my complete Daybird review here, but long story short, this curbside recyclable, SPF 50 tinted moisturizer is my everyday MUST!
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Between the sunscreen, sweat, etc., cleaning your face well every night is SO IMPORTANT. This cleansing oil feels so good and is GREAT at cleaning all the everything off your skin. It’s one of my top Beautycounter products.
I love face oils in the morning all year round but especially in summer. They’re lightweight and great at holding in moisture without ‘clogging’ pores. This refillable clean face oil smells great and feels just as good.
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One step beyond the cleansing oil is this charcoal mask – a year round must for me, but cleaning out my pores in summer feels so good. It keeps my skin looking fresh and happy!
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Just like using a face oil, I love body oils. Perfect to apply just out of the shower (preferably with damp skin), body oils are great at helping retain moisture. Apply with lotion for ultimate hydration.
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Summer Must Dos for Self-Care
So while I love the ease and outdoors of summer, there are a few things that I prioritize in summer!
The first is drinking water. Well, I probably can’t prioritize this any more than I do year round, but it’s always top of mind. Water consumption is good for digestion, body function, brain function, as well as your skin and nails. So let’s just say drinking enough water/hydrating liquids is the first step of my summer beauty regimen.
Ok. And, another no brainer: sunscreen. I’m religious about putting sunscreen on my face every day, all year, but I’m not as great at putting it on my body – I’m working on it. Besides having a product that I don’t mind using (i.e. great consistency and SPF), I also try to keep it accessible. Our family sunscreens are in a single place in the bathroom and I’m apt to keep a small container in my purse/car. Keep it handy!
And then…cleansing. No, I’m not here to say more showers in the summer (don’t judge me), but my face can feel gross at the end of a hot summer day. Between sweat, sunscreen, makeup, and just life, cleansing is a must at night. I’m wildly obsessed with this cleansing oil. You apply it to dry skin and just rub it around until you’ve loosened everything on your face. I can even open my incredibly sensitive eyes after I’ve wiped it over. Then just rinse off with water and apply follow up products.
And, finally, listen to your body. It’s easy in summer to have too many plans and not enough down time. It’s also easy to underestimate your time out in the hot sun. And it’s easy to get dehydrated. Whatever it is, be sure to check in with your body (emotional and physical) and keep tabs on what you need, not just what you want!
Ok. These are my current skincare routines and I’m SO HAPPY with them. Feel free to email me or comment below with any questions about products. I also listed discount codes where applicable.
MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
- Cleansing Oil (CLEANFORALL20 – 20% off)
- Hydrating Essence (toner)
- Calming Force Serum (LUCISMORSELS – 15% off)
- Precious Oils Serum (face oil) (LUCISMORSELS – 15% off)
EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE
- Cleansing Oil
- Purely Calm Gel Toner
- Tripeptide Radiance Serum (CLEANFORALL20 – 20% off)
- Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream (Dermalogica sent me this product to try but I am enjoying it)
Summer Beauty Products
- Tinted SPF
- Hand Cream
- Lip Moisturizer
- Cleansing Oil
- Mineral SPF
- Dry Shampoo
- Charcoal Mask
- Water Bottle
- Face Oil