The warm summer sun signals a time to reinvent yourself, your style and your beauty.
Unfortunately, the sun can bring about damaged hair, skin and nails. If you’re lounging by the pool at your apartment complex or hiking through Palo Duro Canyon State Park, make the most of your summer beauty routine. Add these simple yet effective products to your everyday lineup to stay looking beautifully healthy during the heat of the summer.
By Maddy Hill
Formula X Sheer Strength in Exhilarating
Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this nail product is a mix between nail polish and strengthener. Made with keratin, this nail treatment is perfect for strengthening brittle, post-shellac nails while giving them a natural and healthy look for the summer. Sheer Strength is offered in ten warm colors, perfect for adding some simple beauty to a natural poolside look.
Buy in-store: Sephora
LUSH Lip Scrub in Bubblegum
Made with sugar and jojoba oil, this lip scrub exfoliates lips, leaving them feeling soft and kissable. Simply dip your finger in the scrub and apply it to your lips, rubbing it in for 15 to 30 seconds. Since it’s made of completely edible substances, you can lick the scrub off of your newly exfoliated lips.
Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Pink - Light
Going for a put-together look for an upcoming pool party or a Barton Springs date with that cutie in your summer session class? Pick up Almay’s Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick. Use it in “Pink - Light” for easy going summer color that smells subtly of coconut.
Buy in-store: Drugstores, Target, Walmart
Solar Recover: Save Your Skin
There’s nothing worse than a second-day sunburn when you’re trying to rock that new monokini on vacation. To soothe a problematic sunburn, spray this daily moisturizer on the affected area to prevent peeling and heal skin. For extra relief, keep the bottle refrigerated.
Herbivore Botanicals Detox Sea Salts
Made of salts coming from the Dead Sea, these detox salts are great for getting rid of toxins before vacation. They diffuse minerals into your hot bath, and Cambrian Blue Clay offers maximum detoxifying benefits. Plus, they smell of eucalyptus and lavender oils, ideal for relaxing the mind.
Jergen’s Crema Hydrating Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is ultra-hydrating and nourishing, which is ideal for keeping skin healthy in the summer. Use this lotion post-shower after a long day in the sun to help cells recharge before a second day of tanning.
Buy in-store: Drugstores, HEB
It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
The sun, sand and chlorine can wreak havoc on hair, especially for light or color treated locks. Combat the damage by spraying It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product on damp hair after a shower and massaging it into the ends of your hair. Made with keratin, it will enhance your hair’s natural shine while acting as a thermal protector against damaging UV rays.
Buy in-store: Target, Walmart, Ulta
Keeping your skin, hair and nails healthy is key to an effortless summer look. Keep it simple when it comes to makeup this summer and instead let your natural beauty take over.