In honour of the start of summer (YAY!) I have decided to share my summer beauty secrets with all of you! I swear by these tips, and they have seriously saved my skin and I hope you love them as much as I do :)
Self-Care and Beauty Tips
First and foremost I wear sunscreen every single day. Whether or not I'm going to the beach or sitting at my desk at work, I always want my skin to be protected from the sun. I know what your thinking, YOU HATE SUNSCREEN. My tip, find an all natural sunscreen, that doesn't stink and wears nicely under makeup and you are good to go! I put my moisturizer on under my sunscreen, and then apply makeup. On days I want lighter makeup, I just use a tinted moisturizer with SPF in it. Below are my two favourite sunscreens right now.
Drink tons and tons of water daily! I try my best to constantly be drinking water, regardless of how many trips to the bathroom I have to take (PS your body will get used to this and eventually the bathroom trips will minimize). Water flushes everything bad out of your system, and keeps your hair, skin, and nails super hydrated. My skin gets really dry from the heat, so loads of water is a must! Below are my all time favourite water bottles. I mean it obviously doesn't matter what you drink out of, but hey its nice to be drinking out of something cute ;)
**If you don't love water, try adding fruit and herbs! I love Cucumber and Mint, Blackberry and Sage, and Basil and Grapefruit!
Moisturize every morning and night! Keep your face, and body moisturized in the summer. The sun dries me out, so I always have lotion on hand. I love to use organic Shea butter, or coconut oil as my moisturizer. You can add your favourite essential oil (I love Citrus Bliss) too! Vitamin E is also an incredible moisturizer. I have terrible black fly and mosquito bite scars on my legs, and Vitamin E is great for this! LADIES something as simple as moisturizing can smooth cellulite and make skin look firmer!
I am pretty obsessed with all natural baby wipes. I use them to remove my makeup before washing with a cleanser. I use them to wash my hands on the go, cleanup spills, honestly they are great to have. The main ingredient is literally just water, they are unscented and are super reasonable. I love these brands, however any all natural baby wipes will work :)
Too lazy to go get highlights, but want to lighten your hair for summer? Use LEMON! Sprinkle two drops of lemon in your hand, and spread evenly through your hair. The lemon will naturally lighten your hair, so use sparingly.
Lavender, Frankincense, and coconut oil is my saviour for sunburns. The Lavender will calm the burned skin, and Frankincense will actually heal any dead skin cells, and help to regenerate new ones. I swear to you, apply this mixture to a sunburn and wake up the next day with a beautiful golden tan.
Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint mixed in a roller bottle with coconut oil is your all natural Benadryl. I rub this on the soles of my feet, around my nose, and on the back of my neck almost daily to cure my seasonal allergies.
Myrrh, and coconut oil rubbed into your cuticles nightly will not only heal cracked dry cuticles but will actually strengthen, and increase nail growth. I love this blend and use it religiously.
About once a week I'll do a coconut oil hair mask. I literally just coat my hair in coconut oil and wrap my hair in a tight bun and sleep with it. I wash it out in the morning and my hair is incredibly soft and smooth. Sun really damages your hair, along with chlorine and salt water pools. This mask is super easy, affordable and it works!
I hope you love these tips as much as I do! Have a happy first week of summer!
Here's to less Mondays and more SUMMER <3
If you have any questions regarding essential oils or DIY, send me a message below and I'd love to help!