With summer upon us in all its glory, it's the perfect time to tweak our beauty essentials to suit the season. And you shouldn't have to choose between staying comfortable and looking beautiful! To keep you glowing all season long, here are our 6 summer beauty essentials your skin will love. From hydrating skincare, makeup, to organic hair products, we've got you covered with these skin-friendly summer beauty ideas!
1. Hydrating Sunscreen For Your Face
Since your face is more sensitive than the rest of your body, it deserves special sun protection. Facial specific sunscreens are formulated to be more breathable and readily absorbed than body sunscreens. They also make for a great base for your makeup. Go for a hydrating, non-greasy formula that easily blends into your skin. Choose the SPF based on your complexion, going for a higher SPF if your skin is lighter.
Pro tip: Applying sunscreen indoors is also a good idea since it protects you from UV rays that inevitably make their way through windows.
Choose the right sunscreen for your skin type when heading to the beach | In This Picture: The Ethnic Patch Print Maxi Dress
2. Natural & Nude Lip Gloss
Whether you love bright lip colors or natural ones, a glistening coat of nude lip gloss adds the perfect luscious finish! You can even wear it all by itself for a fresh, natural look. For soft and healthy lips, we recommend choosing an organic lip gloss with natural ingredients like beetroot, peppermint, almond oil and Vitamin E.
Gliding a coat of nude lip gloss is a great way to keep your lips hydrated and looking luscious | In This Picture: The Freesia Maxi Dress
3. Natural Cheek Stain
A heavy cream or powder blush can make you sweaty and uncomfortable in the summer heat. Instead, choose a natural cheek stain for a lighter, dewy look. Just dab a couple of drops to the apple of your cheeks, and blend them with your fingers for a soft, rosy blush. Go for a hibiscus or beetroot stain to stay away from chemicals - your skin will love you for it.
Dab a few drops of cheek stain to add a lovely blush to your cheeks. | In this Picture: Our adorable Pineapple Striped Tunic Dress
4. Floral Perfumes With Essential Oils
The brightest of flowers bloom in the summer, and so should you! Fragrances with light floral notes smell heavenly and refreshing, making them ideal for sunnier months. Go for nature-inspired scents with natural essential oils that are easy on the skin. Look out for organic perfumes with the essential oils of chamomile, magnolia, jasmine, geranium, and rose.
Spritz a refreshing floral perfume and feel like an English garden all summer long | In This Picture: The Blazing Yellow Floral Maxi Dress
5. Organic Hydrating Hair Care:
To protect your hair from getting dry and frizzy in the sun, choose hair products that are sulfate and paraben-free. Instead, go for organic conditioners, mousses, and texturing sprays infused with jojoba, coconut, and argan oil. These ingredients hydrate and nurture your hair with their moisturizing, organic goodness.
Go for texture sprays and mousses to nail that carefree beach waves look. | In This Picture: Our Sunny Rainbow Sunshine Beach Cover Up
6. Natural Nail Polish
Nail pants in sheer and pale shades look gorgeous in the summer and can go with just about any outfit. We're currently loving the lush, subtle look of Essie's Ballet Slipper Pink Nail Polish. What's more, it's free of toxic chemicals like DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde. Talk about a win-win!
Pale, pinkish shades are a gorgeous and versatile choice for summer nails
Going for skin-friendly summer beauty products this summer is the best way to look as well as feel gorgeous. But before we leave, we'd like to remind you of our top summer beauty tip: Staying hydrated! Drink plenty of water and natural juices to keep your skin healthy and happy from within. Have a lovely sunny season ahead!