It’s no news that summer can wreak havoc on your skin & hair thanks to all the things we love – sun exposure, pool parties, the ocean.. the list goes on. Not to mention, your beauty regimen; the products we love during cooler months just don’t stand up to summer fun. So, we swap our makeup, lotions, and care products in favor of something better for the season but, we don’t want to break the bank doing so. Here are our drug store beauty buys for summer so you don’t have to either!
For Your Face
Botanics Organic Facial Oil – key word here = hydrating. If you haven’t tried a facial oil before, this is a great one to start with, especially during the summer months.
Garnier SkinActive Cleansing Water – This cleanser is great at taking off even waterproof makeup, which is what we need come pool time. Plus, it’s gentle so you won’t strip your skin of the moisture it needs.
S.W. Basics Rose Water Spray – The most refreshing toner. Spritz, spritz you’re done.
Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen for Face – This face lotion sunscreen is lightweight and not oily in the slightest so it works well under makeup.
Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream – For a matte finish that won’t turn shiny in the sun, this is the bee’s knees.
IT CC+ Cream – it’s light, creamy and packs 50+ SPF. What more could you want in everyday coverage?
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer – Give yourself that tropical glow all season long with this powder bronzer.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Anything with “last all day” in the description gets a double take for us. Why worry about having to reapply when you can have this great powder?
Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon – We love lip crayons for their easy application and this one is our new favorite. Get it in ‘Poppy Nude’ for the perfect coral shade for summer.
Maybelline Dream Highlighting Concealer – At just $3.99, we stock up on this concealer like candy. Plus, it provides a flawless finish.
For Your Skin
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen – We love how light and non-sticky Neutrogena’s sunscreens are. Stock up before summer because this is something you can’t forget!
Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun Tanning Mousse – You didn’t think we could leave a self tanner of this list, did you? We’re big fans of tanning mousse for their ease of use, and this one provides great color at a great price.
Pond’s Dry Skin Cream – Dip and lather. This stuff will rescue your flaky skin.
For Your Hair
It’s A 10 Leave in Conditioner – The sun & sand, let alone pool, can be extra tough on our strands so we always lather up with this leave in conditioner post shower. You can even spritz it in post beach or pool day too.
Kristen Ess Weightless Shine Serum – Following your leave-in conditioner, work this shine serum onto your ends for extra smoothness. You can also use it to add shine to your beachy waves or on dry hair to soften the look of rough ends.
Moroccan Sea Salt Spray – Speaking of beach waves, use this shine enhancing salt spray to make it look like you went in the ocean, even when you didn’t. ;).
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo – We’re big proponents of dry shampoo no matter what the season! Make those beachy waves last by spraying in a bit of this between washes.