We’re more than halfway through summer, which is both a good and bad thing. While we love warm weather, long days, and pool parties, sometimes the sun and heat aren’t the best for our skin. Ugh! When it’s basically a heatwave outside: keep hydrated and find the nearest air conditioned facilities. That, bathing in SPF, and a few tweaks to heat-proof our #summerbeauty routines, and we’re ready to make it to Labor Day without burning to a crisp.
When the fiercest summer face just isn’t enough to make the heat more bearable, at least these beauty products keep us sane and gorgeous, not to mention they kinda solve a lot of our summer beauty woes. You’ll wonder how your ever lived a summer without them.
Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser ($34) – There’s something about summer that makes fruit taste that much better, and same goes when we’re cleansing with fruit extracts. Besides being packed with antioxidants, this blueberry face wash makes taking off our makeup a treat instead of a chore.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask ($45) – Smells like a refreshing summer cocktail, feels cool on skin upon contact, and makes our face all shiny and glowy in the AM… there’s a reason this sleeping mask keeps selling out.
Verb Sea Shampoo ($14) and Conditioner ($14) – Summers are for sun and cheer, so we’d like to spend less time styling our hair and more time flaunting it, that’s where this duo comes into play. Lightly cleanses and conditions hair for super soft texture and waves you can still run your fingers through. Don’t forget Verb Sea Spray ($14), if tousled waves are your thing.
Playa Ritual Hair Oil ($38) – Thick-haired frizzy girls listen up, this weightless oil is legit. It’ll turn any hair product skeptic into a firm believer, and loyal devotee, as it makes thick hair smoother, more manageable, and shiny without the weight. Bring on the hair compliments. #favorite
Playa Endless Summer Spray ($26) – Our favorite wave spray because it’s gentle, makes our hair look like it’s been kissed by #summerhair fairies, and we don’t need to run through dry shampoo before our next wash. Is there anything better?
Erborian CC Crème High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Perfector ($44) – Because wearing foundation during summer should be considered cruel and unusual. This cc cream is like magic, literally. The grayish formula instantly matches skin tone and provides breathable coverage…and its got SPF! It’s a keeper.
–Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.