Summer Beauty: Skin and Hair Care Routine

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When it comes to summer beauty, I change my hair and skin care routines due to the hot temperature (ok, insanely hot temperature) here in North Carolina. I love experimenting with new skin and hair products, and also using my tried and true favorites. When it comes to purchasing these products, Walgreens is my go-to place because I honestly don’t like to spend a lot of money on beauty products. Walgreens always have great deals going on, and it’s super close by which is an added bonus!



First up is skin care. I have my normal skincare routine throughout the year, but in the summer I add in two extra steps. The first step involves self-tanner. I used to tan by laying out by the pool or on the beach, however it’s important not to expose yourself to harmful rays because of the damage that it causes to your skin. Instead, I like to use self-tanning lotions or wipes. These sublime bronze wipes by L’Oreal are a tried and true favorite of mine because the results are instantaneous instead of being built up gradually like most lotions. The process for applying these wipes is pretty simple. I first exfoliate when taking a shower, then once I’m dry I apply the wipes so the tanner evenly coats my body. I take a shower at night to allow the self-tanner enough time to dry.

The second step I add to my skin care routine is applying sunscreen. If I’m going to be outside I put on sunscreen (and you should too). I can’t stress how important and simple this is in order to prevent skin damage or cancer later down the road. I recently tried ‘Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion SPF 30‘ and it’s now my favorite sunscreen! It smells really good (unlike normal sunscreen) and it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. It’s also 30 SPF which is the minimum that I like to use.


Now, when it comes to my hair care I definitely have to make some adjustments for summer. I have extremely frizzy and curly hair, which isn’t the best when it comes to North Carolina humidity. I’ve learned how to deal with it though, and the Garnier Fructis Moroccan Oil and the Mark Hill Finishing Hairspray are both life savers! It keeps the frizz to a minimum, which really helps with styling.

When it comes to styling, I love experimenting with different braids in the summertime. This hair style below is a favorite of mine, and it’s really easy to do. It’s called the ‘twist braid’ and here are the quick steps:





If you love drugstore beauty products like I do, Walgreens currently has a Gift With Purchase offer which runs between 6/29 – 8/30 and allows consumers to get a coupon by texting a code or visiting for a FREE travel-size make-up brush set, their gift with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category).

How do you change your skin and hair care routines in the summer?



  1. August 6, 2014 / 11:53 am

    I've been loving that Moroccan oil! It's my only defense against the insane humidity!

  2. August 6, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    Awesome! You are so good at styling different hair styles. I don't have the hang of it!

  3. August 6, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    That's my new favorite sunscreen!

  4. August 6, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Omg your hair looks fabulous!! I want to try that hair spray!

    <3 Shannon

  5. August 6, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    I have always wanted to try that Moroccan oil – I'm glad to hear it's as awesome as I thought!

  6. August 6, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    what a fun post! love your cute hair! this is a great reminder that I need to start taking care of my skin! I am so bad at that!

  7. August 6, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I love the included hair tutorial! I actually love Walgreens. I don't know if it's all walgreens but our local stores have a beauty counter rewards program. You get a card and for every $10 you spend you get a stamp. When you fill up the card you get 15% off your next beauty purchases, 20% if you buy walgreens brand. It's a great deal!

  8. August 6, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Cute! Come do my hair!!


  9. August 6, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Can I have your hair, please? You are so adorable! I'll have to buy some of that moroccan oil!

  10. August 6, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    You are so gorgeous and I love seeing the different ways you style your hair!

    xo Always, Abby

  11. August 7, 2014 / 12:27 am

    Oh, that braid is so pretty on you! What a great solution to North Carolina Summer's, and I love your beauty routine, too. Simple and easy;)

  12. August 7, 2014 / 2:06 am

    This hairstyle is so pretty! I definitely need to try this as well as those anti-frizz products you mentioned! My hair does not like the summer heat at all!

  13. August 7, 2014 / 3:00 am

    Such a cute post – I love your summer style!

  14. August 7, 2014 / 3:56 am

    Really fun post!!

    My hair HATES the humidity, so I know all too well how important finding good products can be.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  15. August 7, 2014 / 5:16 am

    That hairstyle is adorable! I'm super OCD about applying sunscreen on my girls, and I've gotten better about applying it on myself too, or better yet, just sitting in the shade. Hope you are having a great week!

  16. August 10, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    I'm loving how easy this tutorial is to follow! I get in such a rut that this will definitely help me venture out a little but is still on my skill level. #client

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