We’re in the dog days of summer, but that doesn’t mean that the heat is slowing down. Here are some products we’ve been loving all summer that are getting us through this heat wave.
The Glow Enhancers:
We are SO happy these types of products are gaining popularity again. Does anyone remember these skin glows sold at Claire’s with chunky, colorful glitter when we were kids? Luckily, as we’ve matured, so have the products. We love the idea of a subtle glow on the skin in the summer.
Highlight powders for the face are already a must-have in any makeup collection, but Colourpop’s Sol Body line has created that same beauty for the body! This shimmering body powder comes in 7 shades and is much cheaper than other options on the market. We’re dying to try this buffed on our skin with one of their Angled Body Kabuki brushes.
While the other two products give you lots of glow, this mist is more subtle, making your skin and hair glisten with a healthy radiance. Not to mention, the mist is their signature Melrose Place fragrance, giving us a subtle scent of Rose, Bergamot, and Cedarwood.
With three different shades (Rosé, Champagne, and Bronze) you’re able to really choose the glow look you’re going for. We love the two lighter shades for a daytime pool day or a weekend brunch, and we love the bronze shade for a night out.
The Moisturizers and Cleansers:
I’ll be the first to admit, I have struggled with dry skin for so long. Several summers of lifeguarding really did a number on my skin, and I must’ve tried dozens of moisturizers over the years.
For maximum hydration, especially after a day in the sun, I love this body butter! It’s a little thicker because of great ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, and the aloe helps to soothe after sun.
For a day-to-day hydrating lip balm, we love this one from Fresh. It even comes in 8 flavors and colors to give you a sheer glow.
At first glance, this seems like a high price point for a lip mask, but it is worth every penny! We leave it on our nightstands to pop on at night and wake up with butter-soft lips. There’s also 5 different flavors, so you’ll find one you absolutely love. Their newest release is Gummy Bear which we’re DYING to try.
Summer can do a number on your skin from humidity to sun exposure, so we try to keep our products simple and gentle. This Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is super gentle and made with amino acids to keep your face fresh and clean without being too harsh. ‘
This face moisturizer may have a hefty price tag, but it is worth every penny and worth all the hype that Drunk Elephant products have received in recent months. A little goes a long way to leave your sun kissed cheeks buttery soft all summer long.
To maintain your tan and keep your skin soft, exfoliators are key.
This 2-in-1 body peel and scrub has been receiving lots of love and is on our list to try. It goes further than buffing away dry skin with ingredients like glycolic and lactic acids that help cell turnover for brighter and renewed skin.
Dry brushing is not a new discovery, but it has become an important part of my exfoliation routine! It is also said to help with circulation and reducing inflammation, but the science to support that is up in the air. There are definitely cheaper alternatives than this option, but it is such a gorgeous, handmade product that we had to include. Gilded is a black-owned business, which we are proud to start promoting and purchasing.
There’s plenty of fancy sunscreens on the market, but this one from Hint has never failed me. It’s weightless and sheer, so it doesn’t leave that heavy feeling or white residue on your skin. An added plus is that it has such a yummy pineapple scent, so no more worrying about that typical sunscreen scent lingering too long.
Protecting your face is so important too, and SPF should be part of your everyday skincare routine. Often times, though, we forget to put sunscreen on our faces because of our makeup, and the 15 SPF that may be in your foundation likely won’t get you through a full day of sun exposure. That’s why I love this setting spray with SPF! It helps your makeup stay on in high temps and protects at the same time. A total win-win product.
Having a new fragrance for each season is one of my favorite, girly things! As a general rule, I go for a lighter scent during the day and a more full-bodied scent for night.
I love this scent for the day time in the summer because it is light, refreshing, and girlie. I love a light floral scent for spring and summer.
For nighttime, I love a sexier, full-bodied scent like this vanilla perfume from Huda Beauty. Even though it’s a little heavier and sexier for nighttime, it is still fresh and clean for summer.
Those are just some of our must-haves for keeping our skin sexy and healthy this summer! Did we miss any of your favorite go-to’s? Feel free to share in the comments!