Summer is winding down, school is starting again, and pumpkin spice everything is around the corner. Now that we’ve spent a good few months out in the sun, we need to replenish our skin and hair back to its sultry goodness. We’ve put together a seasonal transition skin and body care regimen chock full of products that are tried and true.
Maya Chia The Revitalizer Beautifying Supercritical Body Oil
You’ve heard it before, our skin is our biggest organ and we must do more than slather lotion onto it after spending months in harsh weather. This is where Maya Chia’s body oil comes in the help you moisturize, tone, and get back that natural glow with the help of grape seed, supercritical chia, marula, baobab, pomegranate, cranberry, and pumpkin seed oil. These oils are well-known for their fatty acids and antioxidant properties. Our favorite thing to do after treating our skin with this amazing oil is to inhale the gorgeous, uplifting fragrance that seriously calms the senses.
SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Raw Shea Softening Body Butter
To help amp up the skin on your body’s moisture, we like to either mix SheaMoisture’s body butter with Maya Chia’s body oil or simply apply it on top after the body oil has soaked in. Either method ensures that the moisture seals itself into your skin without being greasy or sticky. This body butter is decadent without being overly thick and smells heavenly without being overpowering.
Era Organics Healing Ointment
This ointment, even though it’s created for babies, is going to become your brand new go-to ointment for just about every single skin ailment that afflicts you. We’ve used it on dry patches, rashes, mosquito bites, post acne marks (yes, it’s contradictory to the thought that you should dry out the acneic area, but this is made with manuka honey that has amazing healing properties), and even under our makeup over extra dry spots to help the products glide on much smoother. This product is a hidden gem of all gem’s in Amazon’s green beauty world. We actually have several jars strategically placed all over the house because it’s just that good.
MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner
What would life be without a facial toner? Dry. We love MUN’s rose toner to help prep our skin for skin care and over our makeup to help set it. There’s nothing more satisfying and uplifting than a great toner you can use throughout the day as a pick-me-up for skin and spirits. The gentle rose scent is just enough to awaken you if you’re sleepy. The hyaluronic acid helps to perk your skin up each and every time you spritz it onto your face.
Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Balancing & Clarifying Mud Mask
Our face takes the brunt of sun exposure and thus damage. While we are trying to strike a balance between that summer glow and not getting a sunburn, we are still putting our face through the ringer. Before we treat our skin to delicious serums and facial oils, we use Nubian Heritage’s mud mask to help clarify our pores and firm up our skin. African black soap helps to soothe and balance oil production while the mud helps to draw out all the impurities and remaining sunscreen we’ve packed into our skin.
Orenda Skin Care Illuminating Face Serum
If you’re looking for a serum that brightens, moisturizes, and sinks into your skin faster than you can say skin, look no further than Orenda’s serum. It’s an amazing one-step product if you are pressed for time. It helps to moisturize, correct dark spots, and will actually make you glow in no time. We’ve found it to really help soothe sunburn, fade post acne marks, and gives us this overall glow that’s almost unbelievable.
St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask
If you’ve spent time in the sun and the water, your hair is probably screaming for moisture. We love St. Tropica’s hair mask made with organic coconut oil that does not weight hair down nor does it leave it feeling greasy after treatment. Your hair will drink this up and you’ll soon have the softest, bounciest, and shiniest hair of your life.
Nyakio Maracuja & Yangu Soothing Oil
Can you tell we love our oils? Oils are the quickest way to help replenish lost moisture or treat problem areas on your skin because of how much quicker they can sink into the lower dermis of your skin. Maracuja oil is less dense and thick compared to argan oil so it sinks into the skin much quicker. Both maracuja and yanju oils contain essential fatty acids that penetrate the skin to help you bring your glow back. If your skin is feeling and looking a little problematic, use this in addition to your other oils and skin care as extra treatment.
Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask
If you haven’t tried a sheet mask yet, you must try this one right now. Farmacy’s gel mask feels like a mini-getaway and spa treatment right in the comforts of your home. When our skin looks dull and we feel a little bland, we apply this after we wash our face and it’s like a new version of us emerges when we peel this off. We then follow with our skin care regimen and it’s a quick, easy, indulgent self-care routine that won’t break the bank.
Chocolate Sun Organic Sunless Tanning Cream Face & Body
While we’re busy treating our skin and trying to replenish it all over again so it’s glowing and fresh for fall, let’s not also forget how hard we worked on safely building up that glow in the first place. That’s where Chocolate Sun Organic Sunless Tanning Cream comes in. If you’ve got a tan in place, use this to help maintain it. If you never got a tan, to begin with, then this product is perfect for pretending like you had an idyllic summer (when you were in fact, stuck in the office working).