Clean Beauty: Summer Skin and Other Ways To Hide Your Sins


I’m sure you’ve seen the memes with a cat doing last minute rapid-fire crunches to be ready for summer.  Well, if you’ve been slacking during those long winter months and moving at a snails pace to do anything about your weight, don’t worry.  Get up now and make a go of it.

With that in mind, we know that summer bodies are made in the winter.  But do you know that smooth, even-toned skin is made in the winter, too?  Not just your face, but your body?

During the winter months, we tend to let a lot of things go because we’re covered up in sweaters, large coats, blankets and any other objects that makes us look like hibernating bears.  Our pedicures aren’t kept up.  We stop waxing.  You get the picture.

Well, summer is here.  And it’s never too late to have beautiful summer skin!

A sure way to get your skin in tip top shade is by adding a gentle body scrub to your bath or shower.  Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Polish is an excellent choice to start with.  Not only does is smell heavenly, this sugar-based scrub will gently exfoliate your skin (pay close attention to scaly skin on the legs), it will leave your skin baby soft without feeling greasy.  Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Polish is also available in a sea salt variety.

Get your body squeaky clean and hydrated with Ahava Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash in Hibiscus and Fig is great for dry body skin.  Blended with Dead Sea minerals, macadamia oil and organic plant extracts, this cleanser will leave your skin soft and supple and smooth to the touch.  I like it because it’s free of harsh ingredients like (Sodium Lauryth Sulfate) and it gets your super clean without stripping your skin.

After your shower or bath, pump up the moisture with Beauty Counter Citrus Rosemary Body Oil.  This all natural body oil delivers hydration without synthetic ingredients and is softly scented with botanical oils of grapefruit, sweet orange, and rosemary.  Can be used alone or mixed with your favorite lotion.


Take care of your skin with the ever wonderful, multipurpose Egyptian Magic!  This balm has so many uses (love multipurpose products!) that it’s too many to name.  But one of my favorite ways to use Egyptian Magic is to massage this balm into my cuticles to keep them in tact and I also use it on my feet to keep them soft and sandal ready.  Another get use is as a lip balm and to take care of nasty little skin nicks that you get from time to time.  Made with olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and bee propolis, Egyptian Magic has a large cult following and I can see why!

If you’re ready to hit the beach and you want your skin to look perfect, Prtty Peaushun provides the perfect cover.  This light reflecting, skin tinted lotion (available in light, medium, dark, and deep dark) is like a body foundation to conceal spots and minor scars for an air-brushed look for your body.  Not to worry, the coverage is super wearable and it doesn’t stain clothing.

Now summer wouldn’t be right without a matching mani-pedi combo.  Show off your decadent digits with Mischo Beauty 5-free nail lacquer Stiletto from the “Year of Yes” Spring 2016 collection.  This tranquil soft blue is quite stunning on multiple skin tones.  And lastly,  ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Kokomo is another universally flattering lip shade for summer.  This soft mauve tone is the perfect shade to usher in a little to no-makeup look that is trending this summer.




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