When it comes to beauty in the summer, less is definitely more. I like to keep my routine quick and simple. Here are my favourite products to help you get through the sun and heat…
Acure Organics is one of my favourite beauty brands. For the past five years, I’ve been using their facial wash, toner and this fabulous scrub (twice a week) to get a deep cleansing experience like I would at a fancy spa. The scrub has just the right amount of grainy texture so you can feel it working on your face but it’s still gentle enough that sensitive skin doesn’t feel tight or dried out. ($15)
I always have these wet towelettes stashed in my purse so I could remove makeup and excess oil lickety split. The Peach and Willow Bark version exfoliates (bonus!) and smells absolutely delicious. They comes in a pack of 30 and are a beauty must-have at home and on the go. ($10)
I love the Lavanila product line because they use natural ingredients and are bursting with beautiful scents like vanilla, lemon, coconut and grapefruit. This deodorant contains no aluminum, paraben or propylene glycol and doesn’t leave yellow pit marks on your white shirts. The only downside is it doesn’t stop sweat completely so if you are really active, you will need to reapply the deodorant to ensure maximum odour protection. ($17) Also comes in a travel size. ($11)
I never leave home without slathering on sunscreen. In the last few years, I’ve switched from ones you can typically buy at Shoppers Drug Mart to alternative brands found at Whole Foods and Noah’s. Problem though is many natural sunscreens contain minerals that leave a chalky white film. The solution is to get a spray version. This hypoallergenic sunscreen by Green Beaver is scent-free and blends easily keeping you well protected without making you look pasty white. I got a Kids version so my son could use it as well. ($22)
If you are looking for an eyeliner that stays put through sun, sweat, swim and tears, get this one! The creamy, richly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly and allows blending time before setting. Once it’s set, the liner is water and smudge proof and lasted a good 5-6 hours before my next touchup. ($18)
These are my favourite summer beauty products. What are yours? I’ll love to try them out!