My Summer Beauty Essentials
It's finally getting warmer! The socks are coming off & the flip flops are going on. I love the beginning of summer. The smell of food being cooked on the BBQ & the sound of splashing coming from the pool makes me so happy. It reminds me of my childhood in Australia, when I would literally spend all day in the pool with my friends until my mum would call me to get out for dinner (sometimes I'd go back in after!).
Growing up in Australia, I learnt from an early age the importance of SPF. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world & many of my friends & family members have had various issues with this. Wearing an SPF is so important & I'm very strict with myself. Even if it's overcast, It's really important to not only have products that look & feel great over summer but also that will protect my skin & work really well. Keep reading to see which products I can't live without.
Coola Organic Sun Care
I love this brand. As I try to eat as organic as possible, it's nice to be able to use products that are also healthy for my skin. Coola's products are packed with vitamins & antioxidants to nourish your skin but also formulated without parabens, petroleum & phthalates. My favorites include Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer, SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray, Body SPF 30 Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray.
I am a huge fan of bareMinerals products (Duh!) but in summer there are 2 products I reach for most often. I'm obsessed with the Prep Step SPF 50 Mineral Shield. This is my go to primer for underneath my makeup over the summer months. I love that the SPF is higher than my other complexion products & it feels amazing on my skin. The second product I can't live without is Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It's a great hydrating tinted moisturizer. I love throwing this on to give me a little coverage for those Summer BBQ's & Pool Parties! It has an SPF 30, evens out skin tone & feels lightweight.
I have been loving the Murad Skincare range lately. As I get older I really need a great day cream to hydrate & protect my skin. The Murad Age Reform Protecting Day Cream attracts & binds moisture to the skin to keep hydration while also protecting against UVA/UVB rays. Another one of my all time favorite primers is the Invisiblur Protecting Shield. The name says it all really! It blurs imperfections on the skin while protecting & combatting signs of aging. It really feel like silk & makes your makeup look flawless.
These products make me feel as if I'm at a spa! They smell incredible! I love the Beauty Elixir so much that I have a travel size one in every handbag! This product smoothes away fine lines, tightens pores & gives my complexion an instant boost of radiance. I use it after cleansing & also throughout the day to freshen up. It feels cool & refreshing on my skin which is perfect for those long hot days.
These are just some of the products I'm loving at the moment. I'm constantly trying new things but these ones are tried & true. Please leave your favorite summer essentials below as I'd love to know what other people are loving!
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