We’re in the middle of a heat wave this summer, and this is exciting for me! It means that I can go to the beach or be outside! I love the sun, but I know how risky it can be to be outside for a long time. No lie, it’s hard to upkeep your makeup when you sweat more often. That’s why there’s more reason to go for natural beauty.
Why Natural Beauty Care is Essential in the Summer
Natural beauty — not to be confused with natural-looking makeup tips in this post — can be refreshing for a day in the sun. Instead of hiding our skin, a lot of natural makeup simply enhances what we’ve got. Our pores open up more because we sweat in the heat, making us more vulnerable to toxins.
Not all natural makeup is actually “natural”. So why not choose products that are less harmful to our skin and body? We know beauty aficionados and creative makeup artists (that’s you!) don’t want to stray from the craft. So here are some beauty essentials to consider for the rest of this summer.
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Here are 5 natural beauty essentials that will help you stay beautiful and healthy this Summer!
For Your Skin | Umbra Drunk Elephant Sunscreen | Buy Now
From what I can remember as a kid, I didn’t start using sunscreen until I moved to America. It was something that became a natural ritual every summer, to shield our skin from UV rays. I didn’t understand this as a kid, and I even stopped using it as I got older (because I naively thought its purpose was to lighten my skin color).
No matter your skin complexion, sunscreen is a must! The main issue we have with sunscreen is that it doesn’t come from natural ingredients. It’s been formulated to protect our skin, but full of inorganic ingredients and chemicals. This Drunk Elephant sunscreen can do more good than harm for your health! This one is loaded with potent antioxidants like astaxanthin, grape juice extract, and sunflower shoot extract to help defend from free radicals and environmental aggressors.
For Your Lips | Hurraw Papaya Lip Balm | Buy Now
Even if you have sunscreen, it’s also important to protect your lips! For the summer, when the sun is much brighter and hotter, I make sure to wear a natural lip balm with SPF, but this is also something you can use all year. I recommend this vegan lip balm by Hurraw! This one contains over 60% cold pressed papaya seed oil which has loads of moisturizing essential fatty acids.
For Your Hair | Herbivore Sea Salt Spray | Buy Now
When I take a dip in the ocean, my hair gets that signature beach-wave and I love it so much. On days when I can’t go to the beach, I still want to walk around town with gorgeous, salty tresses. I’m more active and on-the-go during summer so I look for something quick, effortless to use, and natural. The key ingredients in this natural Herbivore hair mist are sea salt and aloe vera, with similar salinity as the ocean but leaving your hair scented with vanilla and coconut.
For Your Face | Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette | Buy Now
I glisten a.k.a. perspire a lot during this season — can’t help it! When temperatures get too high, I usually skip my foundation, which means I often end up with dull, flushed cheeks. It’s those times that I look for something I can apply to boost my skin tone while still staying breathable. Choosing natural beauty means that I only have to brush a couple of times on my face which is the way for me to go. This palette by Tarte includes shades of champagne gold, matte sand, and rosy pearl.
For Your Nails | Ella + Mila Mommy Nail Polish – Sunkissed | Buy Now
I don’t wear a lot of bright colors, but when it’s summer, I can’t help but jump over to the brighter side. It makes me feel more energetic when I see vibrant colors. I sit at my computer desk all day at work, typing away stories and reports. I think it’s so fun to see colorful nails tapping along the keyboard. I chose this peach/coral nail polish by Ella + Mila because it has that dreamy, summer essence about it.
Although it contains some chemicals, it’s actually “7-Free,” meaning it doesn’t contain these harmful ingredients: Formaldehyde, Toluene, DiButyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP, Xylene.
With these natural makeup essentials, you’re ready to have a summer adventure! Use a sunscreen to protect your skin. Use lip balm to protect your lips. Spray hair mist to volumize and make waves like the ocean. Highlight and tone your cheeks as you glow like the sun. Paint your nails a fun color for a vibrant, playful look! Stay safe, healthy, and be the beautiful you.
What are your natural makeup favorites for this summer? Share us in the comments below!