Hello dolls!!! It’s another day here in good ole’ Louisiana and the weather outside keeps on heating up. The humidity and heat here can really wreak havoc on your skin making it damn near impossible to get that perfect sun kissed glow that you so badly desire without damn near frying in the process. Luckily I’ve come to your rescue. Now I know that we’ve all heard the importance of drinking water and its positive effects on your skin, but drinking water isn’t the only thing that you must do to achieve clear and healthy skin. You’ve got to eat right as well because the best beauty treatments start from within. Also having really awesome beauty products to include in you daily skincare regimen is always an added bonus which makes that melanin really pop!!! Read on as I share my summer must have beauty products that I love and where you can find them.
1. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial CleanserI absolutely love Neutrogena’s natural skincare line. The products are so gentle on my skin and don’t irritate the most sensitive areas around my eyes. The fragrance is very light and reminds me of apple blossoms ( maybe its just me). I use this product morning and night to help keep my skin feeling soft, supple, and looking amazing!!! You can find it at your local drugstore /supermarket or you can just click on the link above.
Here is another brand that I absolutely cannot live without. Whatever it is that you need, they’ve got you covered from head to toe. I like to use the facial mask from this line because like the rest of their products, these are made from all natural fair trade ingredients. These mask give my skin that much needed pick me up after a long day or just when I feel like taking some time out to pamper myself. These smell sooooo delish ladies and if you haven’t given these bad boys a try, you really should because it’s like having a spa right in your home. I love applying one of these onto my face right after a nice hot shower with cool cucumber slices over my eyes (I must say it feels like heaven ladies). For those of you with skin sensitivities, there is also a mask for sensitive skin. These mask are available in travel packs which makes them super convenient for you to pack and have when you’re on the go. They also come in containers and both can be purchased at your local markets and drugstores or you can just click on the link above.
Yessssss honey!!!! Honey is on the list as one of my must haves for skincare for obvious reasons and it can be found right in your pantry. Honey has been used for centuries and is highly praised for its many healing properties so why not let one of those uses be to keep you skin glowing??? Click here to read more about the many uses for honey and how it can be beneficial to include in your daily skin care regimen.
4. Dry Brush
Dry brushing is one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets. The effect that it has on your skin is amazing and will surely have your skin glowing ever so radiantly. So listen up ladies because the fun doesn’t just stop there. Read on to discover more of the many benefits of dry brushing. If you want to purchase on for yourself just click on the link above.
- Increases the circulation to the skin, which could possibly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Dry body brushing helps shed dead skin cells (and encourages new cell renewal), which results in smoother and brighter skin.
- It assists in improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
- Improves Digestion and Kidney Function
- Helps Relieve Stress
5. Organic Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil
Why not say yes to coconuts??? I mean who can resist that sweet and savory aroma that instantly takes you back to your favorite tropical vacation. Plus it contains vitamin E, which is a natural SPF to help protect your skin from harsh rays and free radicals. To find out more on the many uses and benefits of coconut oil click here.
Ladies this oil right here is the Bomb…Dot…Com !!!! I don’t know where to begin. It smells exactly like summer if you ever had to describe it as a scent. This oil is bursting with scents of grapefruit, ginger, and island monoi and is ultra nourishing. There is no need to keep reapplying it throughout the day (which is kind of hard to resist because it smells sooooo good).
I received this product in my Onyx Box last month and boy was I excited! I couldn’t wait to give it a try. As soon as I applied it, I instantly become addicted and can’t help but wonder how in the heck was I ever living without this before last month???? Click here dolls if you’d like to subscribe to the Onyx Box, which is a monthly subscription box that is dedicated to selecting natural beauty products and accessories that caters to women of color. This box contains really amazing products that are all valued at over $75+.
Mario Badescu’s facial spray is the perfect refresher to help cool down on a hot summer day. It smells divine and is super gentle on your skin. I love this product because it is made using natural ingredients and can be used before or after applying makeup for a dewy look. When using this product I like to place it in the freezer for about ten minutes to add an extra boost of refreshment . Trust me ladies, if you haven’t already given this a try you have seriously been missing out on life.
Last but not least ladies, lets show our pits some love with Crystal Essence’s Mineral Deodorant Roll On. Created with you in mind, it has been formulated to work naturally with the body’s pH so there is no need to use harmful chemicals to plug up pores ( which can lead to breast cancer) or overpowering scents to cover up odor. It’s secret is the use of natural mineral salt to stop odor at its source by creating a barrier that prevents the bacteria that causes odor from forming. Crystal Essence’s deodorants are available in a variety of scents and formulas. My favorite is the one pictured above. Feel free to let me know if you guys would like to know more about natural deodorants and some of the other natural brands that are out there.