Whenever I think of summer, I think of radiant, sun-kissed skin. However, unless you’re constantly in the sun and on the beach, that’s not always realistic. I put together a list of my absolute summer favorites that will help you achieve the famous glow.
I’m a naturally pale person, so of course, the first thing I have to worry about (and you should worry about too, even if you’re not pale) is sun screen. My favorite, all natural/organic sunscreen is none other than Coola. Coola has amazing products made for the sunshine, and my personal favorite is this one above.
For that summer glow, you’re obviously going to need a body lotion – preferably one with a light shimmer to accent your natural bronze. My favorite, and the one that everyone’s been raving about, is the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Not only does this product target cellulite, it also smells like a dream and leaves a natural shimmer on your skin.
Now, if you don’t have time to lay out in the sunshine, it’s time to self tan! Recently, St. Tropez dropped a sheet mask used for tanning your face. It truly is a to-die-for product, but a few tips are needed for application: line your hairline with a light moisturizer, and make sure to rub the product in once the sheet mask is done being applied. This way you won’t die your little baby hairs and your tan will be seamless. Pair this with their body self-tanner, and you’ll be glowing in no time.
Personally, when I think summer, I think of light makeup that looks natural on the skin. Therefore, I try to stick with cream and liquid products. My favorite, all-organic beauty product to achieve that glow is the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer. It comes in a variety of stunning shades meant for every skin tone. If you’re looking for that natural glow that’ll catch the sun, think about purchasing this. You can also easily layer other powder or liquid highlighters on top of this one if you want to achieve a glow that’ll blind.
Two words: Tinted. Moisturizer. The perfect coverage for summer AND this one has a light SPF that’ll leave you protected from the sun, but not looking greasy. Thank you Laura Mercier, you did it again. If you prefer something that still feels lightweight but has more coverage, try a CC Cream
How can you achieve that summer bronzy glow without a bronzer?! I just had to include this product, I’ve been using it off and on for about two years now, and every summer I come back to it. Mac’s Give Me Sun! will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Main Image Courtesy to @thesundazed on Instagram.