Summer is in the air!
Here in Arizona, things start to heat up early. Ooh, it makes me so ready for summer! Lots of people don’t enjoy the heat, but I really love it. It’s a dry heat, you know. 😉
No matter when you start feeling the heat, it’s never too early to start thinking about some clean beauty products for summer! I’ve included my favorite clean options for you – some you can make yourself, and if you’d rather not DIY, I’ve also included lots of clean online options. Truth be told, I’ve listed far more than 18 clean beauty finds! I hope you enjoy.
So sit back, relax, and dream of cute summer hats, refreshing summer drinks, and trendy open-toed sandals, and let’s talk about the top 18 clean beauty finds for summertime.
Top 18 Clean Beauty Finds for Summer
1. Safe Sunscreen
Okay, we have to address this one first. Sunscreen! Your skin is too precious to overexpose to damaging sun rays.
There’s a lot to be said about sun exposure that would take too long for this summer beauty post. But let’s just say, I adore the sun and believe non-excessive sun exposure is a great way to fill your vitamin D requirements, along with many other benefits. However, there quickly comes a time where just enough morphs into too much of a good thing. So you definitely need to be stocked up on sunscreen!
There are no shortages of sunscreens available, BUT! You want to find the cleanest sunscreen you can, for both your health, your family’s health, and also the environment. A recent topic in the news shows that conventional sunscreens contain chemicals that absorb into our bloodstreams, and many sunscreens are harmful to coral reefs and are even becoming outlawed in certain states like Hawaii.
What’s a clean-conscious beauty gal to do?
Beautycounter’s sunscreen is award-winning and at the top of my list of recommendations. It’s the top of the line when it comes to clean ingredients, and non-harmful to coral reefs. You can find it here. A little goes a long way! Beautycounter carries a new Countersun line that includes:
- Liquid Mineral Sunscreen
- Mineral Sunscreen Mist
- Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist – NEW!
- Mineral Sunscreen Stick
- After Sun Cooling Gel – NEW!
Beautycounter also carries my favorite tinted sunscreen, Dew Skin. I wear this daily for soft coverage paired with SPF protection. Message me if you need help choosing a shade for you!
Lastly, make way to discount stores like TJ Maxx and Ross, etc., to find great prices on adorable wide-brimmed shade hats to protect your face and neck from the summer sun.
2. Beautiful Bronzers
So we can protect our skin from the sun, but we still want to own that summer glow! Check out Beautycounter’s bronzers for all the glows, and rest assured they have been triple-screened for contaminants. Feel great about that summer shimmer!
3. Danger-free Deodorant
As the temperature rises, it becomes more and more imperative to have a nice stock of clean deodorants. Stay away from antiperspirants, which contain aluminum and can be harmful to sensitive tissues. Try these instead:
Also, have fun making your own!
- Quick and Easy Homemade Magnesium-Based Deodorant
- Homemade Spray Deodorant from Primally Inspired – I’ve also tried this one and loved it!
4. Luxurious Moisturizers
Keep dry skin at bay with these CLEAN moisturizers and body butters. For your skin’s health, stay away from parabens, which have been linked to health problems!
- Primally Pure’s collection of body butters and oils
- Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer
- Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa
- Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa
- Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary
I highly recommend all of the above. However, if you feel like dabbling in the kitchen and making your own, try out these recipes:
5. Beach Waves
Get that just-been-to-the-beach look that works so well in the hot weather. Here are some clean options for awesome beach waves:
- DIY Beach Waves Hair Spray
- Don’t feel like making your own? Try this Style Sea Salt Spray instead. I’m in love with it!
Also, stretch your washes by using this Dry Shampoo from Primally Pure.
6. Glowing Oils
Another favorite of mine – Glow Shimmer Oil from Beautycounter. This shimmery oil moisturizes and leaves a subtle bronze glow. #win
7. Glowing Cheeks
Get your summer cheek glow on with these clean blush options.
For the DIYers: Natural Blush Makeup Recipe
For those who would rather not DIY it:
- Cream Blush – Color Pinch Cream Blusher by Beautycounter
- Powder Blush – Satin Powder Blush by Beautycounter
- Pro tip: Beautycounter’s Nectar Blush is a dupe for the NARS orgasm blush that is so popular. What’s more – it’s less expensive and it is contaminant-free!
8. Setting Sprays
Use this charcoal-infused spray as a clean setting spray for those hot summer days: No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist from Beautycounter. Plus, it smells like a trip to the spa.
I also love the Diamond Crystal Mist from Morrocco Method for a fresh spritz and to set my makeup on some days. I use this after washing my face at night as well. I love it!
9. Hair Highlights
Give your hair a lighter hue for summer! Here’s a great source for how to lighten your hair naturally, without using toxic products.
10. Lip Sheers
Stay away from heavy matte lipsticks during the warmer weather. Nothing beats a soft, sheer lip tint for summer! Try my favorite clean lip sheers from Beautycounter.
11. Body Scrubs
These are easy enough to make on your own! Here are a few options for freshly exfoliated skin during the summer.
And if you don’t feel like making your own, this one is tried and true: Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass
12. DIY Cooling Spray
Simply mix 5-10 drops high-quality peppermint essential oil into a small spray bottle of water. Mist yourself when you’re feeling overheated. This is a favorite of ours for bike rides!
13. Lip Glosses
I’ve mentioned lip sheers, but who could forget about lip glosses! These lip glosses from Beautycounter keep your lips moisturized and come in great summer colors. Check out the color options here.
14. Lip Exfoliators
Lip scrubs are super easy to make and are a great method for keeping your lips summery soft and super kissable. 🙂 Here are a few to get you started:
This is not a lip exfoliator, but using the Lip Conditioner in Peppermint from Beautycounter has really done wonders for my lips. I put it on at night and wake up to super soft lips in the morning.
15. Blackhead Removers
Gotta get rid of those stubborn blackheads in time for summer! Here are some products that work for me:
Tip: Steam your face or pat with a warm washcloth prior to using this blackhead remover!
And here are some clean-ingredient DIY blackhead removers for you to try at home!
16. Foot Scrubs
You can easily make these at home. Here are a few I’ve gathered that have fun, fresh warm-weather scents:
17. Shimmery, Bold Eye Color
Try the Statement Eyeshadow Palette for a totally fun summer look. Truthfully, I use this palette all year long but I especially love the bright colors for summer.
18. Summer Nails
Try Cote toxin-free nail polish this summer rather than toxic nail polishes. (Vegan, cruelty-free, and no formaldehyde, TPHP, etc.) I’m loving this Rose Gold color!
See, this list has just got me all worked up about summer. What would you add to my clean summer beauty list?
Much summer love,
PIN: Top 18 Clean Beauty Finds for Summer
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