Feeling sticky and smelly? You need these organic summer beauty essentials!
By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Ah, summer. On the one hand, it gives us a glow. It adds some natural highlights to our hair. And we get fitter by walking around outside more.
But on the other hand…we tend to get sweaty, smelly and sunburned, am I right? Not only that, but makeup doesn’t tend to stay put, and sometimes, foundation and SPF cream just aren’t compatible. (well, unless you get a 2-in-1 product like these).
it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways you can avoid pit stains, greasy hair and heels that feel like sandpaper. All you need are the right beauty products!
Here, we’ve found ten organic summer beauty essentials that work to help you to beat the heat – but still look hot!
Organic Summer Beauty Essentials To Beat The Heat
Deodorant is the most vital of all the summer beauty essentials! But just make sure you keep it natural – non-organic antiperspirants and deodorants tend to contain a lot of nasties!
Not this gorgeous smelling roll on by Acorelle, though! It’s citrus scented, with lemon and green mandarin, and is perfect even for the most sensitive of skins. It contains Alum Crystals to help regulate and absorb perspiration while neutralising the stinky bacteria that are the root of body odour.
With the summer heat, you may find that your skin gets irritated when certain areas of your body rub against each other. To fight back the chafing, Zone Naturals has come up with a fantastic product that is chemical free, organic and long lasting.
It’s easy to pop in your purse and apply whenever you feel your underboob, thighs, or other body parts are getting a bit raw and red.
The typical conclusion to the first days of sun exposure on the beach is sunburn, am I right? It seem to happen no matter how careful you are, sometimes! This pure, organic aloe vera gel by Jason is a great way to soothe angry skin and to ensure you minimise any damage done by the sun’s rays.
Why is it that heels crack and flake during the summer? I never understood that – after all, I thought walking on sand a lot would smooth them, but nooo.
Luckily, Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm is here to the rescue! It can be applied to all areas of the body, including heels, of course, and can also be used on elbows, cuticles and any other area that’s looking bone dry.
5. Dry Shampoo
Heat can make some of us get an oily scalp fast – and that means greasy-looking hair. This amazing-smelling Tabitha James Kraan Organic Compact Dry Shampoo that can be easily popped in your handbag and save the day! It’s perfect for festivals, camping, and any other situation where you may not be able to shower a lot, despite the heat. The brand makes a different dry shampoo for different hair colours, so you never have that ‘powdery scalp’ look.
Price: Around $25
6. Body Oil
The summer sun dries out your skin just as much as central heating does in winter, so be sure you’re never without a decent body oil. Why oil, and not cream, you say?
I’m partial to them because of their ability to fight free radicals (i.e. sunlight and pollution) and to protect the skin with plant based oils. Also, this UMA oil, below, is packed with Sandalwood, Rose, Grapefruit and Neroli oils that not only soothe irritation and dryness, but are so rich and aromatic, they’re practically a perfume! You’ll smell gorgeous all day long.
Ever feel like your mascara is flaking off under your eyes due to facial oils? Or that your SPF is making your face look greasy? The solution is to use a good facial powder! This Natural Mineral Powder by Benecos truly cares for the skin and brings you a gorgeously matte complexion, no matter how hot it is outside. Plus, it also helps conceal blemishes and redness, of course!
8. Bronzing Oil
Ok, so some of us need to avoid the sun like the plague, or we break out in blisters. Not me, of course – I’m Italian! But I speak for my Celtic sisters. If you still want to get a ‘tanned’ look without the harmful rays of the sun, this bronzing oil by French Girl Organics is ideal!
It not only moisturises like a dream, but it leaves your skin looking dewy, too.
Feeling like you can’t move without yet another espresso? There’s nothing more refreshing than spraying your face with a freshening spritzer on a hot summer’s day! The Lumene Nordic Hydra Lähde Arctic Spring Water Enriched Facial Mist really gets the job done, thanks to its mineral-rich Nordic Birch Sap. It benefits your epidermis and refreshes your complexion – and spirits – from oppressive heat.
Price: Around $9
10. Organic SPF
No one should never leave the house without wearing sunscreen! This rule should apply all year round, but even more so during the season when the sun’s rays are the most intense. The Organic Pharmacy’s SPF 50 Sunscreen is great because it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Packed with natural, organic ingredients like Rosehip, Shea Butter and Calendula, it also promotes a soothed, smooth and radiant finish.
Price: Around $45