Summer Beauty: Fake, Don’t Bake!

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

You can turn heads at the beach this summer without stepping foot outside. Sounds crazy, right? It’s true! Instead of baking in the sun for hours, do the opposite and actually take care of your skin and hair. The extra TLC will not only provide long-lasting anti-aging benefits but will leave you looking like a natural beauty in mere minutes. Bonus: you’ll use only the most natural products to ensure you’re not just slathering on chemical-laden lotions which could be just as bad for you as sunbathing without SPF. Yikes!

7 Natural Beauty Products for a Glowing SummerLadies, these natural and organic beauty products will help you achieve a faux glow without the use of harsh ingredients, without the heavy price and health risk of a tanning bed and without leaving you with alien-like orange skin. What more could you want?

Acure Organics Sea Kelp + Chlorella Growth Factor Brightening Facial Scrub – First rule to proper skincare is to exfoliate…gently. Get rid of dead skin cells to make way for fresh, new ones! This Acure Organics face scrub is gentle enough for all skin types, particularly the sensitive ones. It will remove impurities for clearer, brighter-looking skin.

CSI CoQ10 Toner – Even out your skin’s pH balance with a toner. The CoQ10-infused toner from CSI helps protect collagen to keep your skin looking youthful. Because toners can feel very drying and almost sting, CSI CoQ10 Toner also features aloe vera for extra hydration, plus chamomile and cucumber extract to soothe.

Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+ — Sun protection is the most effective anti-aging effort you could possible make. And you should do it daily, rain or shine, winter or summer. I like Devita’s moisturizer, because it’s not heavy or oily on skin, which is really important when temps reach the 90s.

Devita Natural Skin Care Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30+ — During cooler months, you can get away with just a skin-protecting face moisturizer. But when you’re wearing a teeny bikini, you better be covered in head-to-toe sunscreen. Devita is a true natural brand that nourishes skin without using parabens, titanium dioxide or animal cruelty.

Alba Botanica™ Very Emollient Sunless Golden Tanning Formula – It’s hard to get a tan without laying out, but this sunless tanning lotion comes closest to the natural, sun-kissed glow you should be sporting all summer long. It doesn’t streak like those you find on drugstore shelves. Plus, Alba is another cruelty-free brand, which means they never use animal by-products or test on Fido or Fluffy. What does that mean for you? You benefit from pure and gentle botanicals.

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray – The sun’s hot rays can undo a ‘do just as well as your blow dryer can make one. This nutrient-rich oil protectant spray repairs, strengthens and treats all at once. Simply spritz on dry hair morning, noon or night. Frizz-free hair, here you come!

Herbatint Permanent Herbal Haircolor Gel in Sand Blonde – No need to sit in a salon chair for hours on end. Get beach-worthy highlights at home with a completely chemical-free formula. A natural, at-home coloring system is easier to use than you think. Though, I highly recommend inviting a couple friends over to pitch in, offer honest opinions and to just enjoy some quality girl time. Don’t forget the wine and chocolate!