Summer beauty is bae. There’s not greater feeling than nourishing your tresses, exfoliating that skin and keeping those pearly whites glistening.
I’m a simple woman and I enjoy indulging in no-fuss beauty that produces enduring effects while not breaking the bank. Keep reading to get into my top picks for the season!
Olay’s Collagen Firming and Hydrating Body Lotion ($9.99) is a godsend for long-lasting moisture. The anti-aging benefits are evident, without leaving a greasy film across your body.
Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir ($18-$49) doubles as a plant-based face mist, a toner, a setting spray and a natural skin refresher. I carry a small bottle in my everyday bag and (when I need a quick pick-me-up) I spray a few pumps. Infused with essential oils in such as lemon balm, peppermint, rosemary, grape and rose – this pick is sure to leave you with an undeniable glow.
Next up, Patrick Ta’s Major Glow Body Oil in Rosé ($22-$52) adds a luxe shimmer to all types of melanin. Headed to a pool day? Spritz this one for added illumination! Without a doubt, this was one of my favorite beauty buys for my recent trek to Jamaica.
Sun protection is necessary. Black Girl Sunscreen’s Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 ($15.99) got you covered with their paraben-free formula which fights premature aging, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Listen, she’s white cast proof, as well. Throw it in the bag!
For my sistas, it’s protective style season! I’ve been rocking my Marley twists (since early June) and maintaining scalp health is the main priority. I discovered Carol’s Daughter Wash Day Delight ($13.99) on a whim. I was on a search for a quick fix to cleanse and moisturize my natural hair because the itch was real!
I simply applied the product throughout my hair and rinsed with water. The Wash Day Delight formula contains aloe with provides your mane with a deep cleanse, without excessive friction. I follow up with applying a personal mix of essential oils. Perfect for those indulgent, self-care days.
Coffee and tea are great, but the detriment they wreck on teeth is a hassle. Happy to say – I am on a tooth whitening journey. Aside from 6-month visits to my dentist, I’ve also invested in Crest 3D White Strips Noticeably White ($38). It’s still a little early to sing massive praises (I’ve only completed about five treatments); however, application is quite simple, and the convenience is unmatched.
Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Cleansing Towelettes with Hyaluronic Acid ($9.99) are a holy grail product for my summer skin care! I use these anytime I need a quick cleanse – after the gym, in the morning, after sweating while outside. They’re the best.
The TonyMoly I’m Real Nourishing Sheet Mask in Honey ($3.75) brightens tired and dull skin with its 20-minute application. Apply, relax and remove. That’s it. I typically pull these out after a hectic day, right after I complete my nighttime skin routine.
In need of some shine for your lips? Laniege’s Lip Glowy Balm in Gummy Bear ($22) will keep you shining, shining, shining! Stickiness not included.
Keeping the pulse on dope beauty finds is an ongoing cycle. There’s only so much that blogs, videos and articles can supply us with. So, I want to hear from you – what are your 2022 summer beauty essentials? Enlighten ya girl! Start the conversation below.
Main Image Credit: Jasmine Talks Beauty