When I think of summer, I think of afternoon barbecues with friends, cold beers, denim shorts and bronzed, glowing skin. In reality, the excessive heat usually just makes me short tempered and sweat behind the knees.
In an attempt to feel more Baywatch Babe and less Babe the Pig, I like to take the time to buff and bronze myself and get that sun-kissed glow without any of the sun damage.
Here are my recommendations for summer beauty essentials that I love and use which will keep you buffed, bronzed and glowing throughout the hot summer months.
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FRANK BODY Coffee Scrub (AL)
With so much extra skin on display during the hot summer months, make sure it is soft and polished. My body scrub of choice is the coffee scrub by Frank Body.
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BONDI SANDS Self Tanning Foam (AL)
This is so far my favorite of all faux tanners out there and is the only way I like to get bronzed. Save your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and switch to a self-tanning product.
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BORN AGAIN BODY Hydrating Skin Tonic
An incredibly refreshing skin spritz that has the most subtle but divine scent that will make you think you are on a relaxing tropical holiday. This fast-absorbing skin tonic leaves your skin soft and hydrated and is perfect for those hot summer days or when you are just slipping into bed.
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SAND AND SKY Pink Clay Mask
After days sweating in the sun, pores full of sunscreen and makeup, you will need a mask that is like no other. This clay mask will leave your skin clean, radiant, clear and more amazing every time you use it. An absolute must for a flawless complexion this summer.
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THE ORDINARY Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Treat your dehydrated skin this summer with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water and improve your skin’s surface hydration. Whilst you can use this product night and day, it is best at night under creams.
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MECCA COSMETICA To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+
Protect your skin with the most luscious sunscreen that acts as a moisturiser and primer. 2 years after trying this product and I can safely say it is a holy grail product for me.
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AUSTRALIS Mineral Face Highlighter (AL)
Skip your usual makeup routine in the hot weather and just glow with the flow. Use a makeup sponge to dab a little highlighter on the high points of your cheekbones to catch that summer light and give you a little extra luminosity.
*Products denoted with (AL) indicate that they are affiliate links and I make a small commission when they are clicked. The items in this post were all selected from my own beauty collection and included in the post because of my genuine love and belief in them and not because I have been able to include affiliate links for them.