Soft, smooth, nourished skin is important year-round, but is especially essential during the hot summer months, where minimal clothing is the norm. Not only that, the summer months can wreak havoc on our largest organ- the skin. Dryness caused by loss of moisture and essential oils, redness, peeling, clogged pores, age spots, discoloration- ’tis the season to pay special attention to your most essential asset.
During the summer, your focus should not only be on getting your skin to look good, but also on keeping it healthy and nourished from the inside out to prevent any permanent damage.
Check out my to 10 summer skincare essentials after the jump!
Clinique Redness Solution Daily Relief Cream, $39.50. Relieve burned and sun irritated skin with this refreshing oil-free moisturizer which calms the skin and relieve blotchiness to for a healthy, radiant complexion.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter, $25. This soothing formula is the perfect way to moisturize and replenish skin after a long day at the beach. Pure Cocoa Butter soothes skin and improves elasticity while Shea Butter hydrates to counter the signs of aging and protect the skin. This delicious formula is also chock full of an array of vitamins and minerals to deeply nourish and hydrate.
Molton Brown Purify Ambrusca Body Tonic, $39. This hydrator does more than just moisturize, it also tones and firms lifeless-looking skin with vital minerals and vitamins which work to detoxify and reduce the visible signs of aging. Put it on in the morning to energize your skin and leave it looking amazing and smelling incredible!
Peter Thomas Roth Oil Free Sunblock, $26. This lightweight sunscreen provides SPF30 protection while leaving the skin smooth and shine free. It’s infused with Vitamins A,C, and E to help fight against free radical damage and is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin.
Rodial Glam Balm, $80. Trust me when I say that this multi-tasking formula is well worth the price. It literally does EVERYTHING: reduces wrinkles, plumps lips, tames flyaways, soothes sunburns, and strengthens nails. Wherever you choose to use it, this transformational balm injects moisture, boosts collagen, and restores elasticity. Die-hard celebrity fans include Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Bilson, and Naomi Watts.
LaLicious Vanilla Body Oil, $24. This incredible formula is intensely hydrating and aids in the skin’s restoration by nourishing dead skin cells. Unlike most body oils, it goes on smooth, without leaving a greasy residue and it smells divine!
Avon Liiv Botanicals Rejuvenating Body Wash, $8.50. This refreshing body wash reconditions the skin and is formulated to hydrate and detoxify, for healthy, hydrated, unbelievably soft skin.
eos Shave Cream, $4.99. You can kiss your messy shave-creams goodbye thanks to this lightweight, nourishing cream, which goes on like a moisturizer. Infused with natural ingredients including aloe, oat and shea butter in addition to antioxidant vitamins E and C, the rich cream formulas are so nourishing that you can shave wet or dry and forgo your daily moisturizer. Trust me, your legs will feel like silk after using this! I love the Lavender Jasmine scent but it comes in lots of yummy flavors.
True Blue Morocco Cedarwood & Spice Warming Body Scrub, $15. This creamy formula is like bringing a mini spa into your shower. Infused with an array of delicious and calming scents, it gently exfoliates, conditions, and soothes the skin, leaving it invigorated and super soft.
Ban Anti-Perspirant Deodorant in Vanilla Twist, $2.69. Deodorant is an obvious year-round essential, so why not try out a fun, summery scent? Vanilla Twist is infused with top notes of exotic, juicy fruit combined with the scent of creamy vanilla. Just like all BAN invisible solids, Vanilla Twist delivers potent odor-fighting power to keep you 3x cooler and fresher, even under pressure.
– SABRINA ALEXIS