My 5-Minute Summer Beauty Routine
During the summer months, my beauty routine is extremely low-maintenance. When the sun is the shining and my calendar is empty, I’m just not in the mood to spend an hour primping and prepping. I want to live radiantly with minimal effort this summer, so I’ve cut down my beauty routine to the bare essentials. I’ll throw on the first sundress and sandals I see, and by then I have the patience for about five minutes of hair and makeup. Instead of spending half an hour curling my hair, I’ll spritz in a sea salt spray to enhance my natural waves. I also cut my makeup time in half by eliminating all of the extra steps and using only the essential products: tinted moisturizer, concealer, a bit of setting powder, colorful lipgloss, and mascara. Once my hair and makeup is done, it’s time to get rid of my dry summer skin with my new St. Ives spray lotion. In five minutes, I’m ready to start a new summer day!
While it isn’t necessary to wear makeup or style your hair, applying lotion is a summer priority. The hot summer sun leaves your skin dehydrated, so it’s important moisturize daily to prevent dry patches and to prolong your summer tan. The St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion and St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion are the perfect lotions for summer. The spray formula makes application a breeze, and the lightweight formula is filled with natural moisturizers that absorb almost instantly to replenish the moisture in your skin.
The St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion is my personal favorite. I want to prolong my summer tan for as long as possible, so I’ve been using it every morning before I head out the door. While I love how it makes my skin smooth and hydrated without feeling greasy, I’m honestly addicted to the smell. I can’t get enough of the deliciously sweet fragrance! It has notes of apricot, freesia, nectarine and passion fruit, but it smells like the sweetest apricot in the world! If you see a crazy blonde girl smelling her arms on the beach this summer, it might be me.St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion or the St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion. You won’t be disappointed!
What are your favorite summer beauty products?