5 Must-Have Skin Care Products for the Summer

There are some beauty products that have become staples for me this summer. Obviously, there are some products that are must have such as sunscreen for your face, waterproof sunscreen, and lip balm with SPF, ideally. But as the summer weighs in heavy and the heat becomes pretty blech, I tend to minimize my make up and increase my skin care.

Here's a few items that should be added to your must-have list:

1) Rosewater Glycerin Spray

I actually get this at Whole Foods and this is a must-have. It's light, smells gently like roses, and soothes your skin.  The brand that I use in particular is Heritage Products. Right now, Vitacost has it for $6.92, which is cheaper than what Heritage's online store is selling it for and cheaper than Amazon.

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2) Makeup Remover

I know I just said that I don't use makeup remover, but I do at least put on foundation, mascara, some blush and lipstick. So, at the end of the day, I want a clean slate for my face. I tend to not be a huge fan of face washes at night, but I do use a cleansing facial wipe to get rid of dirt, makeup, and anything else that could be clogging on my skin. I use the Simple, Sensitive Skin cleaning wipe. It's the best on my skin, leaves it feeling really good afterwards, not drying at all, and pretty affordable.

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3) Coconut Oil

Since using coconut oil for my face, my skin has done a total turnaround. I feel like it actually glows. I put it on in the morning under my foundation and it just leaves my skin feeling so good. I don't have dry areas and it just balances out my skin tone.

Lately, I have been using coconut oil by Shea Moisture. And for an all body experience, I've started using their Hydration Body Oil made with coconut oil and coconut milk. This is actually perfect for the rest of the body, like making sure my legs stay summer smooth!

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4) An excellent smelling body wash.

I'm very much into light scents for the summer. Mostly because I find perfumes to be a bit too heavy in the hotter weather. So, scented body washes tend to be the best match for me and I'm personally loving this surprising scented body wash by Shea Moisture called, "Dragon's Blood and Coffee Cherry." (photographed above!) I was a little wary with it thinking it just sounded too weird but this is amazing stuff. It smells SO rich. And the body wash goes a long way too. I also got some scrub with the same scent and I can't wait to try it.

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5) Lip balm.

I mentioned lip balm earlier and I am very cautious with what I use on my lips. My skin can be surprisingly sensitive and some lip balms just make my lip skin tear up and get really raw and irritated. So, recently I started using this hydrating lip balm by Nyakio. It goes on clear, unscented, and is pretty long lasting. It comes in a small tube but I don't find that I need to reapply it a lot. I'm using both the Baobab Lip balm and the Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish.  They are bit on the expensive side - about $22 - $24, but I think they're worth it.

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So what are your go to beauty and skin care products for the summer?

I received the above photographed items in exchange for my honest review. 

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