Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials

[disclaim]Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Organic Doctor through the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.[/disclaim]

As seasons change so does my beauty routine. During the summer months I typically opt for minimal makeup and focus more heavily on skincare.  In today’s post I wanted to share with you my, ‘Summer Beauty Essentials.’ I’m taking you from my summer makeup favorites to my current must-have skincare products.

Due to the typical extreme heat where I live, thanks to living in the South, I try to focus on skincare that will detoxify, moisturize, hydrate, and help minimize appearance of pores. As far as for products including SPF, well I use that throughout the year but just am more diligent in use during the summer months.  



Summer Makeup Must-Haves


Summer Beauty Essentials

Now during the summer I’m not one to fuss with a ton of products and I’m not a fan of heavy makeup coverage, unless of course I have a special occasion or event to attend. My typical day will consist of very minimal product to even having days of choosing to not wear any makeup at all. With that being said, below I am going to share with you what I consider to be summer makeup must haves that are suitable for anybody. These products are minimal but can pack a punch when needed. 

Waterproof Mascara- Now I’m someone who has to wear mascara everyday. I really feel this one little product can pack the most punch in your routine. I opt for a waterproof one during the summer months for the obvious reasons. Whether you are taking a dip in the pool, having a fun day at the beach, or partaking in any event that will have you outside in extreme heat and sweating, a good waterproof mascara is definitely a necessity. Right now the one I am currently loving is the L’Oreal Lash Paradise

CC+ or BB Cream- In these hot summer months I really don’t like fooling much with a heavy coverage foundation. There is nothing worse than sweating up a storm and feeling like your wearing a mask on your face, not to mention the mess that could make alone. However, there are those days where I do need a little coverage and so I like to choose either a tinted moisturizer or something like a BB or CC+ Cream. These type of products will just lightly even out the skin tone without caking up. I really have been loving the it Cosmetics ‘Your Skin But Better,’ CC+ Cream. The reason that this one is perfect, especially during summer, it has SPF 50+. 

SPF Lipbalm- I chose to share an SPF lip balm because why not, I mean it is summer. It’s a product that helps protect and prevent damage to the lips while keeping them hydrated and moisturized without all the sticky mess a typical lipgloss would probably have. The one I swear by is the Fresh Beauty, the ‘Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30.’ 

Bronzer- A bronzer definitely isn’t a must-have product for everyone but I really like to apply a bronzer to my face to help give my skin that already sun kissed look to it. My holy grail bronzer no matter the season is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Light/Medium.

Liquid Highlighter- Now this product is definitely me being a little extra. I love to wear a highlighter on face throughout the whole year, however I really don’t like using powders during the summer because they can tend to get a little cake like and wipe (or should I say melt) away easy. A liquid highlighter will give you a stronger pigment payoff with less product and you achieve this glossy/wet look which I think is just gorgeous in the summer. I have really been loving the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. 



Summer Skincare Essentials

I want to start this section off before sharing what my current skincare faves are, by sharing what my skin type is. I have what I would call combination skin, you know the type, it can have a tendency to be dry in some places but get oily in the T-Zone which is especially true during summer. Unfortunately, I am also someone who has quite sensitive skin so I have to pay close attention to my skincare product’s ingredients. 

Like previously stated, I like to during the summer months focus on products that really detoxify the skin but keep it very hydrated. Taking care of our skin especially during the summer is an absolute must-we are typically outside a ton and it’s important to give our skin a lot of TLC before and after spending the day in the sun. I recently came across Organic Doctor, an award-winning skincare and hair care line, that just launched in the US. Hailing from Britain, Organic Doctor scours the planet for the finest botanical and naturally inspired ingredients to ensure that bioactive properties of the organic ingredients are truly captured. 

Organic Doctor carries 8 Collections, each of which has a unique story to tell, giving consumers the opportunity to discover exciting ingredients from around the world. I have recently fallen in love with three of Organic Doctor products, that have really helped my skin. 

Face Wash- Organic Tea Tree

        Organic Doctor® Tea Tree range boasts wonderful cleansing properties, deep cleaning oily skin, clearing away impurities. Organic Doctor Tea Tree is sourced from organic farms in Australia where the tea tree is a native plant.

Summer Skincare Essentials


  • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 

Organic Doctor® Virgin Coconut Oil is a deeply moisturizing & hydrating super oil that has been valued for its intensely hydrating and nourishing properties. Organic Doctor Virgin Coconut Oil is sourced from organic farms in Sri Lanka and the Philippines where the coconut palm is native and referred to as “the tree of life.”

  • Organic Snail Gel

 Snail Gel offers a new generation in skin revitalization care. We use the unique secretion the snail uses to regenerate its own shell to help hydrate and moisturize maturing skin. 

Summer Skincare Essentials

Don’t these products sound amazing? These three products by using daily, have really kept my skin looking and feeling fresh and kept my skin very hydrated and moisturized during these hot summer days/nights. 

Click here to check out all of the amazing products offered by Organic Doctor. Remember, if you are interested in trying some of their products, look for Organic Doctor at CVS locations nationally or on Amazon. 

Face Mask- I saved this one for last because it is something I only do once a week, but I find it very beneficial. I love using a clay mask that will purify my skin and leave it rejuvenated. However, these clay mask can tend to be a little harsh on the skin if used daily, so I would highly recommend using once a week and maybe a sheet mask on the other days if you really want. Currently my go-to clay mask is, Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, by Fresh Beauty. 

What is your current summer beauty essential?

[disclaim]Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Organic Doctor through the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.[/disclaim]

1 Comment

  1. August 7, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Pretty pictures! And I’ll def be checking out Organic Doctor. I love learning about new skincare products.

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