Summer is here! It’s the season of sun and sand, thongs, and salty water. What a bummer that all these lovely fun things take their toll on your skin and hair. Here’s our top picks for lots of lovely summer skin care to get you through the summer season.
It’s so easy to forget about your lips when you’re in the sun! Your lips need protection, but just any old lip balm won’t do. Hurraw’s Tangerine Chamomile Lip Balm has a SPF15 rating to protect your lips even on the hottest day. It’s hyrdrating, not drying, and your lips will feel great even if you’re not using this when you’re out in the sun.
And the best part is that the tangerine chamomile flavour is delicious!
Keep your face out of the sun, but still looking sun kissed with Eco Tan’s innovative Face Tan Water. Use it as a toner, and you’ll gradually get a tan that brightens your skin and evens out your skin tone.
Beautiful, all natural ingredients and no synthetics will give you your best summer skin ever. It’s non comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores. And, it works on all skin tones!
This natural mineral sunscreen from Simple As That is non greasy and non whitening. It works brilliantly as a primer under makeup, and in summer, wearing a SPF30 sunscreen every day is a must!
The all natural ingredients are safe for the whole family, and you can use it on your body or on your face.
If you do manage to get a touch of the sun, or even a sunburn, reach for this! We put this to the test (again!) recently when my youngest got burnt in Cairns. We managed to miss a bit between his knee and the bottom of his wetsuit when we were applying sunscreen – ouch! As soon as we got home, we popped the Burns & Bites Cooling Gel on for some instant relief.
This stuff is also brilliant on bites, and we reckon it beats Stingose hands down. Plus, this gel is all natural.
Here’s another summer skin helper, the Badger After Sun Balm. Perfect after a day at the beach, it’s got lots of lovely natural anti-inflammatories to help cool and soothe tight and dry skin.
It smells beautifully tropical, and it makes a great general moisturiser even if you haven’t spent the day on the sand!
After a hot day at the beach, there’s nothing nicer than a cool shower with some Dr Bronner’s Peppermint Soap. The peppermint essential oils give you a fresh, cool tingly mint hit. And you know there’s nothing but organic goodness in Dr Bronner’s.
Use the Peppermint Dr Bronner’s together with this biodegradable coconut fibre scrub pad from Safix to give yourself a DIY pedicure at the end of a long day. Soak your feet in some cool water, then give them a scrub with a few drops of Dr Bronner’s on the scrub pad. Your feet will thank you!
This scrub pad is also perfect for exfoliating before you apply fake tan, or just use in the shower for glowing fresh skin.
Sun, salt water, chlorine and wind all takes a toll on your hair. Give your hair a helping hand with the Andalou Naturals Deep Conditioner. Argan and jojoba oils, as well as hydrating shea butter helps dry and damaged hair and gives it moisture and shine.
Use it in place of your usual conditioner, or apply it to the ends of your hair for a big moisturising boost.