Thanks to sun exposure, sweat, and travel, our skin needs a little extra summer lovin’. So, whether you are looking to protect, refresh, or bronze your skin, we’ve rounded up some of the best, and our favorite, skincare products to add to your routine this summer. This assortment of miracle workers will do all that and more, like treat, hydrate, and cool both your face and body. Plus, they won’t break the bank!
For The Face
An Everyday Sunscreen: For everyday wear on our face, we like our sunscreen to be lightweight and matte (the opposite of greasy!). We’re happy to report we’ve found a formula that does not only that, but also prevents premature aging and boosts skin’s environmental defenses. We like to call that win win win. Paula’s Choice RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is the answer to all your face sunscreen hopes and dreams. Plus, you can rest assured this product has no added fragrance, dyes or ingredients that can harm the health and function of your skin ?.
BB Cream: During summer, we want lightweight, natural coverage when it comes to daily makeup. Combine that with a dewy finish and an extra dose of SPF and it’s everything we love about Bali Body’s BB Cream. One swipe of this on our skin and we feel like a babe ready to hit the beach and show it off. If you’re in doubt, just read the reviews, which are as glowing as your skin will be!
Facial Oil: What’s the key to keeping your skin hydrated during summer? A facial oil! We love Honest Beauty Everything Organic Facial Oil to bring life to our dry skin. It’s enriched with vitamin E to help restore vital moisture and neutralize free radicals. So, not only will your skin look and feel radiant, but it will also reap nourishing benefits beneath the surface.
Sonic Cleanser: If cleansing your skin sounds like a drag to you, why not make it fun?! You should definitely get on board with washing your face day and night, especially after all that sweat and grime you’ve collected throughout the day. Well, the LUNA play is a great and easy way to go about it. With just one minute, twice daily, a 2-zone brush will gently and thoroughly offer your skin a sonic cleanse. Watch as this tiny but powerful will leave you glowing and gorgeous. Plus, it’s cute!
Moisturizing Balm: It’s no surprise that we’re big fans of Glossier and if we had to pick just one, our favorite product-especially during summer- has to be Balm Dotcom. This skin salve can be used wherever your skin needs a wick of moisture, which in the summertime, is on our chapped lips, dry nose, and those patches of skin that may be peeling (oops).
Facial Spray: Nothing makes us feel better after some time in the sun like a quick refreshing spritz of this Rosewater Facial Spray. In addition to rosewater, herbs and aloe make it the ultimate pick-me-up for your overheated, tired, or dehydrated skin. Plus, it works well over or under makeup and doubles as a great toner. We love a good multitasker!
Hydrating Mask: If you’ve spent any time on Instagram as of late, you’ve likely come across the gem that is Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. This new skincare product already has a cult following, and for good reason! The ultra hydrating (read glowy) mask is a necessity for summer travel, hence its name, but also for weekly use to keep your skin supple and stunning!
For the Body
An Everyday Sunscreen: Those sunny rays are powerful, and your best friend when it comes to enjoying them, but also protecting against their harmful and aging properties is SPF. And one that works really well. Which is why we’re big fans of Supergoop’s A Perfect Day SPF lotion + lip balm. 1. Because it’s an all over sunscreen AND the cap is a Mint Condition lip shield. 2. Because it provides water-resistant UVA/UVB Protection. 3. Because it’s Paraben-free, oxybenzone-free, and artificial fragrance-free. And finally, because it feels good!
Body Exfoliant: If you haven’t heard, exfoliating plays a major role in a radiant complexion – and it’s a practice not just for your face! Rid your skin of dull, dead skin cells to reveal vibrant, soft skin all over with this RESIST Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA. This moisturizing body lotion (yes, it’s a lotion!) is a completely non-abrasive, gentle way to shed built-up layers of dead skin, resulting in unbelievably smooth, and younger-looking skin.
Tanning Oil: As much as we are psychos about sun protection, you can’t blame us for wanting a tan… right? So post-SPF we lather on this Pineapple tanning oil from Bali Body. Not only is it like traditional tanning oil in helping you achieve that golden color, but also it gives your skin the glow and shine only an oil can provide. Our favorite part? It smells like pineapple – so when we say lather, we mean it – who doesn’t want to smell like a tropical fruit while sun bathing?
Acne Body Spray: With the rise in temperatures and increase in outdoor workouts, we’re not afraid to admit that we sweat (a lot) more in the summer. And to be totally transparent, body breakouts happen all the more often. To prevent and treat those pesky breakouts on our chest and back (we tend to find them most where our sports bras sit) we spritz this CLEAR Acne body spray. It works quickly to fight acne and also treat redness, so you can say bye-bye to back-ne! Because, that’s the last thing we want peeking out from our sundresses and tank tops!
Self Tanner: When it comes to self tanners, Supergoop’s Healthy Glow Sunless Tan checks all the boxes. Natural? Check. Buildable? Check. Streak free? Check!! And what’s more? It offers SPF 40, so you can fake getting a real tan while you wear it ;). Plus, it delivers all that in a spray form so it’s ultra easy to use. Will it be your new favorite? Absolutely.
Refreshing Shower Gel: Did someone say happy hour? This Senorita Margarita 3-in-1 shower gel, shampoo, and bubble bath will bring the bar to the bathroom and help you take the day off with a cold one! Did the sound of it just make anyone else thirsty?!
What are the summer skincare products you swear by?