We’re enjoying the warmer weather and excited to take a much needed vacay. With the mercury increasing, it means that it’s time to switch up our skincare routine to adjust to the changing weather. With things slowly starting to go back to normal, many of us will be heading out and about, and catching some rays outside.
One of the reasons we want to change up some of our skincare routine is because during the summer, we tend to be outside in the sun more often, which means more sweating, oils, bacteria, and build up on our skin.
Our Top 5 Clean Beauty Summer Must Haves For a Hot Girl Summer
We can’t stress this enough. Wear. Your. S. P. F! It’s important to wear SPF every day, but it’s even more important during the summer when the sun’s rays are stronger and daylight lasts longer. Check out Lily Organic’s Mineral & Natural Sunscreen with SPF 30 for your daily sun protection. We love this sunscreen because it not only protects your skin from the sun’s rays, but it’s also hydrating with shea butter, rosehip, and sweet almond oil making it perfect for those with dry skin, or doubling as a moisturizer for those with normal to oily skin.
If your skin is feeling dry and tight, first, drink more water! Then add a hydrating facial mist into your routine to soothe dry, irritated skin. We love KODO Collection’s CALM Beauty Water for an extra burst of hydration and balancing of the skin’s pH. The witch hazel helps to soothe redness and skin irritation while the hydrosols are a gentler alternative to pure essential oils. CALM’s hydrosols help to balance skin’s pH levels, assist in cellular regeneration, add hydration, and offer antibacterial properties.
Mist all over face and neck after cleansing, or give your face a spritz when your skin is feeling dry for a pick me up. Pro tip: Keep it in the freezer for a cooling effect!
Okay, this one may not be skincare, but we still think it’s a must have this Summer. As shops and travel slowly start opening up, it’s important to make sure we’re keeping our hands clean! We love PAUME Antibacterial Hand Gel for it’s super cute packaging (which is also made with previously recycled plastic and can be recycled) plus unlike other hand sanitizers, this one is also hydrating! Plant based emollients like Safflower Oleosomes in glycerin and water keep hands nourished, while their signature blend of five essential oils create a luxurious scent with notes of cedar, citrus, rosemary, and lavender. Who wouldn’t want to pull this baby out of their purse?
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is known as one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market and it also helps with getting a smooth, bright complexion. Along with these benefits, it also helps to fight against the damaging effects of the sun. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants which protect healthy skin cells from free radicals. Check out Bella Skin Beauty’s Vitamin C Serum-Izer which uses organic-wild crafted berries that contain a very potent and effective vitamin C to help revive dull skin.
Being outside and out and about more means that our skin tends to mean more oil and sweat build up throughout the day. Make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing your skin at the end of the day to help avoid bacteria build up and acne breakouts. We love Moon Beings Lift Off Hydrating Polypeptide Foaming Oat Cleanser for its super gentle formula and innovative silicone brush head for gentle exfoliation. It lifts away makeup and other surface impurities leaving skin hydrated, soft and radiant.