The 5 Beauty Products You Need this Summer

As the warm weather hits hard, one of the many things I like to change up is my skincare routine. The summer calls for keeping hydrated, healthy, and most importantly, cool. I’ve recently been on an Aveda product kick, learning that my body reacts really well to their skincare and hair products! These are the 5 essential items I live on during the hottest months of the year:

1—Aveda-  Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Soft Creme.

Even with my naturally oily skin I still experience dry skin when I’m not hydrating correctly. I apply this creme on my face every night before bed. I wake up feeling replenished and healthy each morning, and boy can I feel it on days that I forget to apply. You can purchase this lotion from Aveda (as a one time purchase or subscription) or from Amazon.

2—Pure Body Naturals – Dead Sea Mud Mask.

I first purchased this Dead Sea Mud Mask on a whim because I wanted something fun to bring to a “girls night” with my friends. I was intending to find a face mask that I could peel off after sudden inspiration from all of those (gross but impossible to resist) Facebook blackhead videos. This mask however, is a wash-off. After leaving on the skin for 10 minutes you can wash off gently with warm water. The mud and magnesium together help to provide an amazing overall complexion. Seriously—my skin is glowing!

3—Aveda – Botanical Kinetics Exfoliating Creme Cleanser.

Every few months I like to try a new face wash—mostly because I get bored, but also because I feel like my skin adapts to products after using them for a while. I’ve gone through numerous Aveda face cleansers (all of which I loved) but recently I’ve been using this exfoliating creme cleanser from the same collection as the face creme I talked about earlier! This too can be purchased directly from Aveda or Amazon, and it does wonders for my skin. I apply with my Clarisonic speed brush and voila—clear, healthy skin!

4—Lancôme – CILS Booster XL Mascara Primer and Définicils Mascara.

This Mascara duo is a must-have. You will never buy drugstore mascara ever again. The CILS Booster XL Mascara Primer has a white pigment and conditions the lashes for extra length and thickness. You can use the primer at night before bed and/or before applying your mascara. I follow-up with Lancôme Définicils Mascara and just like that my lashes are bold and defined, making it worth every extra cent spent!

5—Neutrogena – Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Tinted Moisturizer.

This blend of foundation and sunscreen saves my life in the summer. It’s perfect for a smooth, even complexion without worrying about sweating your makeup off on long beach days. The Tinted Moisturizer comes in three different shades and is nice and tiny to throw in any bag. It feels super lightweight on the skin and has SPF 30, leaving your face protected in any sunlight.

What are your must-have beauty products for the summer? Let me know in the comments below.