Although we’re already well into the summer season, we still have plenty of time to stock up on summer skin care essentials to ensure our skin stays soft and smooth all season long! Every season our skin goes through some changes and the summer is no different. Our skin can tan, burn, break out, get oily or dry out. Fortunately we have access to tons of effective skin care products that can help us keep our skin looking great no matter what the weather is like. If you need some inspiration on some summer skin care essentials, check out my picks below!
1 IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream SPF 15
One of the qualities of summer skin care essentials is that they should help make your beauty routine short and simple. Iman’s BB cream purports to even out your skin tone while providing sun protection and a hint of color for women of varied skin tones! If you’ve had a hard time finding your perfect match for BB cream so far, you may have struck gold with this one! Iman’s cosmetics are made with women of color in mind and the range of colors of this BB cream come in everything from light to deep! Find this product at drugstore.com for $20.
2 Nuance Salma Hayek Hydra Light Moisturizing Gel
I love trying celebrity makeup and skin care lines. Salma Hayek’s Nuance collection features various beauty, hair and skin care products that are a bit higher priced for the drugstore, but her moisturizing gel has garnered rave reviews nonetheless! If you live in a dry climate that leaves your face feeling dry or irritated, this lightweight gel will help soothe and soften your skin for hours! Buy it at CVS for $16.99.
3 LUSH Volcano Foot Mask
Skin care doesn’t just stop at our face! We want to be sure to take good care of our entire body, especially one of the most visible areas during the summer-our feet! We can’t walk around in our wedges and sandals with crusty heels and toes! Luckily LUSH has a heavenly foot mask that draws out dirt, sloughs off dead skin and deodorizes our feet so we can proudly show off our new and improved feet! Find it at Lush.com for $13.95-$22.95.
4 PETA Vegan Lip Balm
Another one of the skin care products we can’t forget is a good lip balm! PETA created a line of super cute lip balms made from candelilla wax, cocoa butter and various plant-based oils for a totally cruelty-free product! This lip balm has been described as being on the glossy side so it’s perfect for hitting the beach or when you want an understated, natural lip. Check it out at petacatalog.com for $4.99.
5 Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ for Face/Body
You didn’t think you’d get through a list of summer skin care essentials without seeing sunscreen, right?! Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion for the face and body prevents cell damage, sunburn and signs of premature aging. This broad spectrum sunscreen is lightweight, sand and sweat-proof and water resistant, so you can go hard outdoors without worrying about keeping your skin safe! Find it at Sephora for $39.
6 E.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes
Want to moisturize your skin and leave it smelling fabulous? Of course you do! E.l.f.’s lotion wipes make it quick and easy for us to hydrate our skin with their compact lotion wipes. These are great to take on a trip or throw in your gym bag instead of carrying around a big bottle of lotion. They also come in a variety of fragrances like milk and honey, vanilla and coconut, cucumber and melon, peony petal, shea butter and sweet mango. Find these at eyeslipsface.com for $3.
7 Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser Mask
I adore multi-tasking skin care products. They save you time, money and space so you can spend more time the pool, beach or lounging in your air conditioned house! Total Matteness helps minimize pores and absorb oil. Use it as a daily cleanser to soak up excess oil, control shine and cleanse, or as a weekly mask to minimize enlarged pores, reduce shine and smooth your skin. Buy it at Sephora for $26.
8 Carol’s Daughter açai Hydrating Foam Cleanser
If you have dry skin, finding a cleanser that thoroughly cleans your skin without making it feel dry and tight can be challenging. Carol’s Daughter’s hydrating foam cleanser does just that! Their cleanser is made with dry, sensitive skin in mind and helps prevent signs of aging, dissolve dirt and rejuvenate your skin. Carol’s Daughter products are made for diverse skin types and feature all-natural ingredients. Buy this at Carolsdaughter.com for $20.
9 Murad Acne Body Wash
If you experience body acne, help yourself treat and prevent future blemishes with Murad’s acne body wash. This body wash cleanses and exfoliates your skin for soft and clear skin so you can proudly rock your favorite summer dresses, tanks and swimsuits with confidence! Why hide your skin when you can help soothe, purify and soften your skin in the shower?! Get it at Sephora for $39.50.
Is your skin summer ready? If not, be sure you pick up some of these amazing skin care products to help you look and feel your best this summer! Do you have any skin care favorites you’d like to share with us?