Sun’s out, which means skin, body and haircare switches up. Enjoying the sun while staying healthy and gorgeous is our goal, which also means taking care that the elements (sun, salt water and the like) don’t wreak havoc.
Quick, easy to use, and good-for-us beauty products are our goal, since summer is all about fun in the sun, versus worry and time-wasting on a complicated routine. Here’s our top picks for summer beauty, with clean yet effective natural ingredients to help both nourish and protect our skin, body and hair.
Era Organics Revive+ Microdermabrasion Manuka Honey Walnut Scrub & Mask
Beautiful skin starts from the inside, but can always cheat a little and work on the outside. The first and foremost step to take to get gorgeous glistening skin is to exfoliate. We love Era Organics gentle exfoliator because it leaves skin smooth and vibrant without stripping it of its natural oils and hydration. It contains Manuka honey which is excellent for its healing and moisturizing properties, especially for the summer’s harsh sun.
Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Hand & Body Scrub
To make sure skin care is as effective as possible, we need to exfoliate. This scrub by Nubian Heritage is perfect as a prep to body lotion. This scrub does not leave your skin raw or dry, but blissfully soft, comfortable, and moisturized. And the Mango Butter smell is also intoxicating and a perfect summer fruity scent.
Maya Chia The Super Couple Ultra Luxe Facial Oil Serum
If there is one skincare item to invest in that will do wonders in just one step, it is the Maya Chia Serum. Chock full of antioxidants, astaxanthin which is 65X stronger than Vitamin C and 14X stronger than Vitamin E in combating free radicals, and chia which is rich in omega fatty acids and the world’s #1 superfood. A few drops are is all you need, used either alone or combined with your favorite moisturizer. The serum sinks right into your skin and keeps even the driest of skin moisturized and dewy all day long.
SheaMoisture African Black Soal Facial Cleansing Wipes
Facial wipes are the easiest way to refresh and cleanse the skin and also perfect to combat summer breakouts. The best part is that you can throw these in your bag for a quick pick me up after a long day in the sun, or to get a good deep clean for your skin after all-day makeup wearing.
COOLA Organic Suncare Unscented Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50
Look no further that Coola Sun Care when looking for sun protecting products. Coola’s line of suncare has you covered, literally, in a variety of different forms ranging from a simple face SPF to full body SPF, and even tinted moisturizer with sun protection. Our favorite the body and tinted SPF versions because it’s non-sticky, quick absorbing, and simply, a beautiful feel on the skin.
Nyakio Quinoa De-Puffing & Firming Eye Cream
The skin around the eye area is super delicate, paper thin, and we need to treat this area with the most utmost care, especially against the summer sun. With being dehydrated and not getting enough sleep, our eyes can take a beating, resulting in puffy eyes and fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why the Nyakio Quinoa De-Puffing & Firming Eye Cream is perfect to combat all of our eye woes at once. It’s cooling sensation is great for summer when we need that extra relief from the heat.
PRAVANA Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment
We love the Pravana leave-in conditioner because it leaves our hair silky, smooth, and seriously manageable even in the worst of heat waves. It does not weigh hair down whatsoever, and is truly one of the few leave-in conditioners that are suitable for all hair types and even for color-treated hair. Whether out of the shower or on dry hair, this leave-in will keep your hair soft and shiny after a long day at the beach or pool.