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Hey loves!!! It's🎵 summer summer summer time 🎵 and I'm excited about it. Well...not really excited about the Texas heat, but definitely excited about it being summer. So in honor of the days filled with cools breezes, the sunshine, and all the summer excitement and travel to come. I'm sharing my top 5 summer essentials. This is a list of things I really can't do without. Hope you enjoy this little list of summer essentials.

First up...

I have to have...

1. A Good Facial Scrub

You're probably asking why a good facial scrub would be the first thing I list on my top 5 summer essential list. Well the answer is simple....ya girl needs it. A good facial scrub can easily be made with ingredients you already have around your home. Some of my favorite recipes typically involve sugar or coffee grounds as the base. Combine that with your favorite natural oil (jojoba oil, olive oil, etc) with a few drops of essential oil and you are good to go. The great thing about a natural scrub is that its exfoliating but still gentle enough for sensitive skin. Another bonus of creating your own scrub is that its safe to use on any part of your body. My next summer essential goes hand in hand with a good facial scrub and that is.....

2. An Amazing Moisturizer

 

You would think that with the heat and extra sweating that moisturizers aren't as essential in the summer. That is not the case for me, particularly on my face because I have combination skin. While my fore head is typically oily in the summer, my nose and cheeks are crying for a little extra moisture. So after a good exfoliant to remove the dead and dry skin. A good moisturizer leaves my skin feeling supple and healthy. Tell me what's your favorite in the comments...I have several.

Next up...

3. A Good Deodorant

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Next summer essential is...

4. My Lip Gloss

I keep my beauty routine very minimal in the summer time. I don't want to walk around with a ton of makeup so I keep it nice and simple with some mascara, blush and of course a good lip balm. I say lip balm, but a good lip gloss or moisturizing lipstick is just as effective. My lips in the summer time will dry up like the dessert floor and I bet I'm not the only one. Get you a few good lip moisturizers and take them everywhere with you this summer. You wont regret adding this summer essential to your own list.
My last summer essentials is...

5. A Summer Treat

In the summer time, I start craving everything cold. This means ice cream, popsicles, freeze pops and everything in between. Instead of grabbing a tub of chunky monkey and going crazy. I opt for a nice smoothie or smoothie bowls for a nice summer treat. Adding extra fruits and vegetables to your diet in a convenient way is great for your overall health and the added benefits are just a perk. Plus its a great way to hydrate your body. Boost your smoothie or smoothie bowl by adding in your favorite nutrition supplement and you're golden.
Now that I've shared my Top 5 Summer Essentials, let me know what your summer essential list entails. Is your list pretty simple or is it just the opposite? Either way, I would love to hear about it in the comments.

14 thoughts on “My Top 5 Summer Essentials

  1. Good deodorant is everything!! It’s actually a lesson I have been trying to instill in my teenage son, so he remembers to use it every day 🙂

  2. Moisturizer is key in the summer for me as well. Especially on my face! I get so dry and all this sun in Florida is draining

  3. I definitely need something for my face right now. This summer has wreaked havoc on my face. I need something to help with the dry skin and the breakouts. I need to try what you recommend here.

  4. Moisturizer for the summer and good lip gloss is really important. We can’t keep blueberries on hand fast enough. Everyone eats them so fast around our house.

  5. It’s really important to have products that you can rely on during the summer especially ones that will help you take better care of your skin! I love a good facial scrub! Thanks for sharing the products that you use.

  6. I love a good mask, I tend to use more masks during the summer. My daughters like to make their own. Their favorite is made with Aztec Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar. I love good smelling lotions too. I am obsessed with the pineapple one from Hempz. It smells so good to me.

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