My Favorite Summer Beauty Products

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While Summer brings lovely sunshine and longer days of warm weather, it can also bring dry skin, sunburns and smeared makeup. My remedy for the ultra hot days of summer lies in wearing less makeup and investing in more products that help my skin instead. I always have to work at maintaining clear, *happy* skin but it can be fun to explore different products each season to help give your skin a boost when it needs it! Here are a few products I've tried, tested and loved -- and few that are on my wish list to try soon!


palermo body

Gentle Detox


This gorgeous dusty pink powder originates from French and Australian pink clay. It offers a gentle tone and detox for the skin and it's extra friendly to those with sensitive skin (me!). Vitamin C rich products are also great at protecting against sun damage, so it's a win-win for summer beauty routines. This is the first product I've tried from Palermo Body and I can't wait to try more - especially this and this









I only use natural lip balms because most of the cheap ones have petroleum jelly and really just dry out your lips in the long run. I've been obsessed with these Love + Sage lip balms for summer because they smell delicious, use natural moisturizers like avocado oil, shea butter, coconut oil, etc. and they have a touch of SPF! My favorite one so far: Well Red (I'm a sucker for puns and sheer lip color)!

almond scrub


A little exfoliation goes a long way in the summer! I seem to always forget to exfoliate, but this stuff smells so good it's actually not hard to remember. I use it on my hands or briefly in the shower, then apply lotion right after for the softest skin ever. 


Eye Need Hydration

This is the best eye cream I've tried yet. It's not really a secret, but it is worth the splurge. I love the rich formula and religiously use it every night for preventing dark circles and fine lines. I was previously trying the Kiehl's Avocado eye cream and I one hundred precent prefer this over it. Highly recommend! 


Matte Finish

Okay, sometimes I actually want to wear makeup in the summer and have it last -- this is my trick! It's super affordable, light and doesn't bother my skin. It keeps my makeup in place and offers a pretty matte finish for rare evenings I actually feel like leaving my house (ha!).  

Also worth noting: This sun cream by IPKN! I've been wearing on my weekend hikes and it makes my skin feel amazing, doesn't smell like sunscreen at all and makes everything a little more matte. It's SO hard to find sunscreens that aren't oily and this one has been my favorite find so far! 

*Note: A few of the products were c/o Pistol PR, but as always, I only use and review products I truly love, use myself and would recommend to others.

Here's what's still on my summer wish list/can't wait to try list: 

Do you have any favorite beauty products you use during the summer?