Top 4 Beauty Must-Haves for Summer

Summer is here, which means it’s time for barbecues, pool parties, and hot summer days. Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t still look your best, right?! I’ve created a list of my top 4 summer beauty tips that every girl will need to stay looking fresh and fierce all summer long and NONE of these products are tested on animals! YAY

  1. DRUNK ELEPHANT SPF

The first and most important summer beauty tip I can offer is to use SPF every day.  During the summer, sunscreen should be used on all areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun. Trust me, the Las Vegas summer sun can cause some serious damage if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect yourself. My fave sunscreen to use this summer is the Drunk Elephant Sunscreen SPF30 (both tinted and regular). Why is it my fave? It’s non-toxic, unscented,  made with zinc oxide as it’s sole sunscreen (no chemicals!),  super light,  & safe for both face and body!  (This won last year’s best of beauty award from ALLURE!)

2. CLARISONIC BRUSH

Just as important as it is to put sunscreen on before you go out in the sun, it is equally as important to get all that sunscreen and sweat out of your skin when you come home at night. The Clarisonic brush is my FAVE thing to use at night, it’s like getting a mini facial every night before bed. I always wash my face with my hands first, then wash a second time with the Clarisonic brush.  Your skin will feel soooo soft plus be clean! A bonus is that daily use will make your creams work much better. Vegas tip: Buy the pro version from Four Seasons Med Spa and you get amazing facials for free! 

 

3. FOUNDATION

Spending more time outdoors during the summer means your face will likely get the sun-kissed glow that we all love. What we don’t love is wearing a foundation that is too pale for your sun-kissed skin tone or too thick in this heat! One of my faves for the summer is Sephora’s best-selling CC cream with anti-aging and color-correcting skincare plus SPF 50+. This color-correcting cream, called IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF, is super easy to use and provides flawless coverage. It is full-coverage but feels super light on your skin…I use a fluffy brush to apply like the pic below. (Their primer is also great!)

4. LONG HAIR DONT CARE

I don’t know about you, but I hate washing my hair everyday.  It becomes a serious workout to blow out hair when you have thick & long hair like me!  Here are a few of my go-to products to keep my hair looking fresh & clean in between my blowouts.  Perk Up Dry Shampoo by Amika. Trust me. This will be your secret weapon to maintaining your style throughout those hot summer days. Plus, this shampoo is color-free, contains no harmful ingredients and smells so good! Another one of my faves is FIREWALL by AG. This product provides shine while providing a protective barrier between your hair and your curling iron or flat iron.  The main ingredient is organic Argan oil which is sooo good for your hair! 

 

There you have it! My top 4 beauty tips to use all summer (and all year) long to keep looking fresh, fierce, and ready to take on the world. If you are interested in more beauty tips, follow me at @alexandra_lourdes 

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