We’ve decided to bring you all things Summer Beauty: our top picks for haircare, skincare, nail colors, makeup, humidity protectors, hydration solutions, options for a faux summer glow, and more.

Summer means the sun gets hotter and the colors get brighter. In the South, we’ve found summer humidity brings a whole new set of challenges to maintaining beauty and poise.

Whether you’re spending your summer in the South of France, a sub-tropical climate or having a staycation, you can find all of your summer beauty inspiration here. From the latest summer shades for lips and nails to must-have suncare to stay safe on the beach this season, this guide provides my summer beauty solutions.

My 7 Go-To Products For Glowing Summer Skin

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Summer Skin Summer Skincare

As much as I love the sun and a sun-kissed glow, I also care about my skin. I care about the health of it, its longevity and protecting it from harmful UV rays. I wasn’t always great about wearing sunscreen when I was younger. I used to care more about having a tan than what would happen to my skin years down the road. But now that I’m much more aware of all the preventative measures I can take, I go out of my way to always apply sunscreen and carry a hat with me whenever I’m on the beach.

During the summer, the best skincare products are those that moisturize, conceal, and illuminate. Not to mention, skincare products that won’t melt right off like the ice cream cone you’re holding in the heat. And an added perk is when UV protection is included in those products. With all of this in mind, I’ve rounded up my summer go-to products and methods to share the best skincare goods on the market this summer. Clean, fresh out of the shower skin is one of the best feelings. That’s where I start: straight out of the shower with bare skin and damp hair. Find out my top 7 products for glowing summer skin…

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Summer Hair Summer Hair Care

Many people, and myself included, focus on how to keep their skin looking healthy and glowing. However, not everyone remembers the importance of taking care of their hair as well. I’ve always been one to wash and air-dry my hair as often as possible, especially in the warm-weather months. I believe that the less additional heat I use, the less dry and damaged my hair will be. But now that we live in the South, there’s a whole new set of haircare obstacles to overcome. The added humidity and heat creates annoying, unwanted frizz and dryness. After exploring different options, I came to the realization that I really needed to switch-up my basic daily hair routine to add more moisture although this left me worried I would end up with strands too slick to hold a curl or style.

Humidity is the “beauty battle” we fight during the summer. And after having moved to the South, which is a whole new territory for me, I’ve really had to step up my beauty game to handle the weather woes thrown my way. I’ve had my share of days when I thought I was ready to go, only to step outdoors and seconds later, appear as though I never got ready in the first place! So long perfectly curled hair….or so I thought. Luckily, I found some amazing secret weapons for keeping my hair and skin happy both indoors and out, no matter the weather!

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Summer Make-Up Best Summer Makeup

Every season I make a few tweaks to the skincare and makeup products in my beauty regimen. With the heat and humidity getting stronger by the day, it only felt natural to hit refresh on my daily beauty products. Unlike in the past when I ended up covering my skin in powder or heavy makeup, I’m focused on letting my skin breathe, even with makeup on. I’m striving for that perfect barely-there, dewy glow, and I think I’ve found the makeup products to get it just right. You may notice I like to stick to my tried and true brands like Fresh, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and Clé de Peau, while taking the opportunity to select new fresh summertime colors.

I’m always one for a fun pop of color on the lips. Whenever I see another woman with an amazing red lip, it makes me want to pull out whatever lipstick I have on me and rock it, too. Whether it be a matte lipstick, gloss, or tinted lip treatment, lip color will always brighten your face and pull your look together. I tend to rotate between several lip products each season, with much brighter and bolder shades in the summer months when my closet is brighter and bolder, too. Naturally, one of my favorite shades to wear is pink. When I wear pink on my lips, I either gravitate towards coral shades or a rosy pink shades, depending on where I am and what I’m wearing, but I’ve narrowed these down to my favourite 3 pink lipstick shades for summer.

There’s so much inspiration found in the soft blue shades of summer – a solid blue sky, calm ocean waters, a crystal clear mountain lake, or a sparkling swimming pool. Blue is one of my favorite colors that I include throughout both my personal style and around my home. No matter the variation, from light and subtle to bold and strong, there’s always a perfect navy, royal, cobalt, periwinkle, denim, blueberry, baby or ice blue shade.

It’s also my go-to shade for summer manis and pedis. It’s like wearing a soft puff of sky on your nails. So serene and simple, whether relaxing at the beach, sightseeing abroad, or dressing-up for an evening summer wedding. Not too bold, but always inspiring, blue hues are the cool choice for the perfect pop of color to compliment your summer style.

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