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Summer Beauty Essentials for Glowing Skin & Sun Protection

Summer is in full swing and with that comes lots of sunshine and being outdoors! These days, whether you are meeting up with some friends at a park, going to the beach or just hitting a coffee shop on your daily walk, it’s important to protect your skin from those summer rays. Here’s a few beauty essentials that’ll offer high protection from the sun and add a little glow to your routine!

Beauty products to keep your healthy and protected from the sun
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

Sometimes your skin gets thirsty too! This is so refreshing after a long day of being in the sun, and perfect to spray before or after makeup application. It’s infused with aloe vera, cucumber water, and green tea to invigorate dry and dull skin.

IT Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 50+

This is my newest makeup purchase and after hearing so many amazing reviews I had to try it myself! I’ve only worn it a few times but each time I do my skin looks flawless. The coverage is buildable so you could make it sheer or more full coverage. On top of that, it has SPF 50 which is great but I always apply a facial sunscreen before anyway for extra protection.

Elta MD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen SPF 46

Speaking of sunscreen, this one has been my favorite for years and one that my dermatologist recommended for my acne-prone skin. It’s fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, and non-comedogenic. I love it because it not only protects my skin but hydrates it at the same time so it just feels like you are applying a moisturizer. This is not only a summer beauty essential but definitely something you should wear year-round!

Coola Organic Radical Recovery Moisturizing After Sun Lotion

No matter how strict I am with applying sunscreen every few hours I sometimes miss a few spots on my body which can lead to irritated dry skin or a good ol’ sunburn. This lotion is great because it’s packed with antioxidants including rosemary extract and lavender oil that deeply nourishes your skin. It’s also great even if you aren’t sunburned because it cools down and moisturizes your skin!

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter

Okay so now you’re tan and glowing after a long day of being out in the sun so let’s take it to the next step and talk about highlighter! This is one of my favorites when I apply makeup because it lasts all day and is very buildable. It’s not chalky and has just the right amount of shimmer to your face. It is on the pricey side but has lasted me a long time!

What are your top beauty essentials for the summer? Let me know in the comments!