Beaming summer beauty begins with a consistent skincare regimen. Adding simple steps to your daily routine can make a drastic difference in the way your skin looks and feels. The secret to being stunningly sun-kissed is caring for your skin from the inside out. As I've shared in the past, sunscreen and water are absolute musts, but now I'm revealing some more products that can take your beauty to the next level.
aloe vera DETOX WATER
Hydration is key. Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to keep your skin constantly looking refreshed in addition to maintaining good health. Detox Water is a game-changing way to hydrate with its triple threat blend of aloe, electrolytes and vitamins (C, B6, B12 and Niacin). Their Piñamint flavor proves that hydration can be just as yummy as it is healthy.
The world of supplements can be an overwhelming one to enter because of the expansive amount of vitamins you can try. Care/of completely takes the guesswork out of finding the right vitamins that will benefit you the most. After taking a short quiz that asks questions about your lifestyle and location, I was sent a thirty-day supply of individually packed supplements in a beautiful box. My personalized pack includes Astaxanthin, Probiotic Blend, Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Fish Oil. You can also add any supplement to your pack, so be sure to include Astaxanthin as clinical data suggests that it may help to prevent wrinkles and other normal signs of skin aging. You can get 50% off your first order by using my code THEBEAU50 at checkout.
honour essentials SKINCARE SYSTEM
Cleansing your skin is an imperative before adding any moisturizers, sunscreen or makeup. HONOUR Essentials harnesses the benefits of green coffee bean extracts to create luxurious, pure products that truly make shaving an enjoyable ritual. Your customizable subscription can come with single-origin estate coffee as well.
old spice BODY CLEANSER
Exfoliating your body once to twice a week helps reveal your healthiest skin. Old Spice's dual-sized body cleanser offers a convenient clean that doesn't irritate your skin. I love exfoliating right before a sunless tan so that it lasts longer and looks even.
dr. dennis gross GLOW PADS
While it's nearly impossible to avoid the sun during the summer, you should try your best to stay out of direct sunlight for long periods of time (even with sunscreen on). A little sunless tan is the way to go if you're craving a gorgeous glow. These Glow Pads provide a subtle, non-streaky tan that will have everyone wondering which exotic local you've been vacationing at.
Moisturizers and cleansers are well known tricks of the trade, but the secret serum to amazing skin is just that: serum. Glossier's Super Bounce serum has Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally-occurring substance in your body) which instantly plumps skin up with moisture. Super Bounce also has Vitamin B5 in it to give your skin plenty of elasticity to weather any summer storm. You can get 10% off your first purchase from Glossier when you follow my BFF link.
There are so many moisturizers out there that claim to give you every benefit under the sun, but Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief stands out amongst the rest for delivering seriously superior moisture. I take a dab of this and mix it with my Clinique Pep-Start Daily UV Protector (as seen in my Festival Favorites) for skin that's dewier than Pacific Northwest grass on an early morning.
becca cosmetics SUNLIT BRONZER • becca cosmetics KABUKI BRUSH
Makeup can accentuate your beautiful skin, no matter what gender you are. Bronzer is a great place to start if you've never delved into makeup before. I use Becca Cosmetics Backlight Filter Face Primer before applying makeup, but you can also simply brush this on freshly moisturized skin. Using a super soft kabuki brush, apply a bit of bronzer in small upward swipes to the hollows of your cheeks, the top of your forehead/hairline, under your jawline, the tip of your chin and, if you want a sultry pout, on each side of your philtrum. This bronzer is completely buildable, so if you want to chisel your cheekbones out for the ultimate glam look you can easily do so by adding a few more layers of product.
crest WHITESTRIPS WITH LIGHT
White teeth only help in bringing out your tan skin, so somewhere in your routine you should take some time to use a teeth-whitening product. Crest's 3D White Whitestrips with Light give my teeth a professional-grade white that lasts. The included blue light (which makes all the difference) weakens stains so that the whitening ingredient can work more effectively.
As with all beauty routines, it's important to use the products that work best for you and your lifestyle. With these recommendations, your skin will be looking radiant long before the summer is over. Share your BEAUTY by the BEAU with the hashtag #theBEAUbeauty on Instagram.