summer beauty essentials

5 Beauty Essentials Your Skin Needs Every Summer

The change of season from the cooler (and rainier) months to warm sunny days is a welcomed one—especially on the East Coast. But it’s not always as easy on your skin, which may be reflected by your complexion. It’s necessary to make a few small beauty swaps in order to give your skin the boost it needs to embrace the summer days ahead. From a brightening serum to a nourishing day cream (with SPF!), find the best beauty essentials to help you make the seasonal shift below.[vc_single_image image=”9355″ img_size=”full”]

Tammy Fender’s Epi-Peel Formula

Entirely non-toxic, this soft and gentle formula exfoliates with the use of kaolin clay, which naturally draws out impurities. The epi-peel may be mixed with your daily cleanser or applied as a quick 5-minute masque to eliminate congestion and remove dry or dead skin cells. The addition of rosemary and spearmint essential oils also helps boost circulation and balance the natural oils of the facial skin.[vc_single_image image=”9356″ img_size=”full”]

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream With SPF 30

It’s so important to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun, and there’s no better way to do so than by wearing SPF every day. It’s a bonus when your daily moisturizer contains zinc oxide minerals, which protect against UVA and UVB rays, and still feels weightless, leaving no trace of white residue. This daily cream also regenerates the skin with the use of herbal anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, fatty acids, and phytonutrients, which reduce redness and firm the skin as well.[vc_single_image image=”9358″ img_size=”full”]

May Lindstrom Skin’s The Blue Cocoon

With a cult following, you better believe the blue cocoon beauty balm concentrate from May Lindstrom has proven results. Don’t fear the blue coloring of the balm itself: The delicate formula sets out to restore moisture and minimize redness using natural ingredients like yangu and marula oils, shea butter, geranium rose, and lavender. The multi-tasking formula may also be used as an eye or lip treatment for extra hydration.[vc_single_image image=”9359″ img_size=”full”]

Mūn Aknari Youth Brightening Serum

Organic oils (prickly pear seed, argan, and rose essential oils) nourish the skin with omega fatty acids and Vitamin E, which helps this serum work as anti-aging and brightening formula that reduces fine lines and plumps the skin for a younger, refreshed feel. The serum also works to even the skin tone and leave you with an overall glow from the naturally hydrating and nourishing organic ingredients.[vc_single_image image=”9366″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”]

Hint® Sunscreen Spray

Whether you’re planning a full day at the beach or you’re just walking around town in the summer, you should always protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Hint’s new Sunscreen Spray will be your new best friend this summer. The SPF30 spray has no oxybenzone or parabens, and it goes on silky smooth in a fine, continuous mist that dries fast. It feels great when applied—not sticky, itchy, or greasy. And the best part? It’s naturally scented with grapefruit, pineapple, and pear essences—it smells delightful!

Which one of these beauty products would you like to add to your beauty cabinet? Tell us in the comments below.

About the Author

Meg is a NYC–based entrepreneur and editor, and she is co-founder and CEO of the healthy living and wellness app, Ellevate. She has a strong editorial background as a former editor for POPSUGAR and New York editor of DailyCandy. She’s always scouring the lifestyle marketplace to uncover the best new product, playlist, eatery, or wellness trend. Need to know what’s going on in the world of beauty, fitness, food, or fashion? Ask Meg.

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