Searching for the perfect natural, organic skincare for summer? You're in the right place!
Summer skin needs summer skincare. If it’s natural and organic skincare you’re looking for to get you through the summer months with glowing skin, and protection, we’ve got you.
What is good summer skincare?
Good skincare is a seasonal thing. What your skin needs in the cold dark winter months isn’t the same as what it needs in the summer months. It’s a good idea to change up your routine with skin products that do their best work in the environment you're in.
We all want clear, Haliey Beiber's glowy skin in the summer. We want to wear less make-up, so barely there tinted moisturisers are in. Heavy coverage foundation is out. Which means that the base - your natural skin, needs to be in the best shape possible.
The reality is that hot weather, humidity, and extra sun exposure can result in sweat-induced clogged pores, breakouts, sunburn, and dark spots if you aren't preventing these common summer skin concerns in your natural skincare routine.
With consistency, the perfect natural skincare routine will work for you year-round, but there are a few things you can pay extra attention to that will minimise the seasonal side effects that summer can have on your skin.
Top Tips for Great Natural Summer Skin
Always Use SPF
It’s not news that proper UV protection is the most important step in any skincare routine year-round, but especially during the summer. Days are longer, the sun is stronger and we’re out and about more. Use sunscreen!
It should be a natural or mineral sunscreen with SPF30 or higher, and make sure you apply enough and don’t forget about ears, neck, chest and hands as well as your face.
As well as a good natural sunscreen, limit the time you spend in strong sun, and head for some shade at the hottest times of the day - which for most places is around 12 - 4pm. And a wide brimmed straw hat not only looks great, it’ll protect your face from over exposure.
Use Lightweight Moisturisers
We still need a good natural moisturiser in summer, but dryness isn't as common in the summertime. We don't need a super rich cream like we might use in the winter, and your skin can breathe a little easier.
Discover Natural Facial Oils
A really good, natural facial oil will give skin softness and texture almost immediately. They lock moisture in, and a really good natural and non greasy formula (like most are these days) will add moisture and not clog pores. In summer, a natural facial oil will be enough of a moisture layer under your SPF. A great light weight option for a summer routine, that will deliver the all important hydration.
Be Fussy About Cleansing
More sweat, maybe more activity, more sunscreens all add up to more build up on your skin. Good skin any time of year comes from being fussy about cleansing, and this is especially true in summer.
Good natural, deep cleansers remove all the build up, but won't strip or dry your skin out. Everyday cleansing with good quality natural micellar water or natural facial oil is brilliant. And once or twice a week, go for a deep cleanse with an organic face mask or natural clay cleanser.
Renew Skin with Gentle Exfoliation
Skin regenerates faster in the summer, so removing those dead skin cells with a good natural exfoliator will pay off with healthy glowing skin. (It’ll also help your natural tan last longer!)
Ditch the chemicals, use natural and organic skincare
We’re probably applying more skin products than we would in the winter, and more frequently, so now is the time to feed your skin with natural and organic ingredients, instead of layers of chemicals and additives. Less irritation for your skin and eyes, and you will notice the difference in your skin's texture and overall health.
12 of the Best Natural Skincare Products for Summerluxury Argan Moisturiser with SPF30 and UVA/UVB protection. It fully protects and nourishes skin at the same time. It is super lightweight, non greasy and fast absorbing. Made with organic ingredients, it’s packed with Argan oil (uniquely high in vitamin E), fatty acids and antioxidants.
With hydrating argan oil, pomegranate, jojoba oil and Zinc Oxide, a highly recommended summer moisturiser if you have a little budget to spend. But don't worry - it also comes in a travel size 15ml, and 60ml.
This natural mineral sunscreen new from Suntribe, really packs a punch. High performance SPF 50 sunscreen with very high water and sweat resistance. A combination of mineral UV-filters and Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil makes this organic sunscreen barely visible but gives scientifically validated broad spectrum protection against UVA & UVB rays.
Suntribe products are vegan and reef safe, with soothing aloe vera and calming chamomile. Allergen-free and suitable for kids and sensitive skin. What’s not to love? Summer must have!
Say hello to this all natural zinc sunscreen that stays on in big waves or lazy sunbeds! No questionable ingredients here. It's 100% free from the chemicals that harm coral reefs - or sting your eyes.
Its packaged in a plastic-free cardboard stick which makes the application quick and non messy. This really is the original zinc stick you’ve been looking for. Especially if you're a summer surfer, runner, climber or sun bathers.
Skin cleansing is key to summer skin. This gorgeous cream is super gentle but cleanses so deeply. It contains Calendula (known as the ‘Mother of Skin’) and has amazing healing, anti-inflammatory and skin rejuvenating properties.
Calendula contains carotenoids, which protect your skin from oxidative stress from the sun and the environment. It has no essential oils or fragrances so it’s great for sensitive skin
You can use it frequently without any worries as it maintains the skin's pH balance so that the protective acidic barrier is maintained. Cleansing, moisturising and balancing. Perfect natural summer skincare.
We love this Bristol Made beauty as a daily summer cleanser because it won't strip the skin, and actively moisturises as it cleanses - you don't have to rinse!
It has a blend of sweet almond, vitamin E oil, rosehip seed and rose geranium oils, and witch hazel. What really sets this micellar water apart is the powerful and rejuvenating benefits of rose geranium. Not only does it smell divine, but it also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that can invigorate your skin, help regulate sebum production, and help reduce signs of ageing.
Vegan, all natural, and in a gorgeous recyclable glass bottle. And it smells divine!
Isabella's Clearly make this great summer cleanser, designed for dry and sensitive skin. Infused with nourishing oils such as vegan squalane, borage, argan, avocado and blue tansy, this super hydrating formula provides a deep cleanse without clogging pores. Packed with natural antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids, our cleansing oil nourishes your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant.
If you don't already have one, an organic muslin cleansing cloth is a must! Made with 100% pure Organic cotton certified Soil Association, and Hand made in the UK. Douvall's muslin cloth gently exfoliates skin buffing away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling soft, radiant and thoroughly cleansed. An eco-friendly alternative to makeup wipes and pads and summer skin must have.
Don’t forget the lips in summer time! Lips can dry out quickly without proper care. This perfect organic lip scrub and balm duo will keep lips flake free, soft and moisturised.
The Lip Scrub is infused with coconut palm sugar and nourishing oils to gently remove flaking and rough skin whilst soothing them at the same time.
The Lip Balm is both soothing and moisturising, which combats dryness and acts as a protective barrier on your freshly exfoliated lips.
Ooh we do love this lip balm! Vegan and zero waste, Battle Green natural lip balms come in five flavours!
- Rose natural
- Lime natural
Each chunky tube contains approx 11g of moisturising lip balm - this one is built to last, and packed with ingredients like organic cocoa butter with its gorgeous chocolatey aroma, that's high in fatty acids, helping to form a protective barrier over delicate lip skin that locks in moisture, nourishes and improves elasticity, and jojoba oil that deeply penetrates and softens skin, and rich in Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants. Summers glossy soft lips are here!
This is perfect for dry, mature, dull or overworked skin. It gives an instant lift and revitalising hit, with a perfect blend of evening primrose and essential oils.
The Rock Rose Beauty range uses, not surprisingly, rock rose oil as its key ingredient. This super oil penetrates deeply into the skin. Not one of the most familiar ingredients, it's an ancient healing herb and a skin superhero - softening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improving skin texture and tone.
It has Jasmine, which treats dryness without clogging pores. (And a delicate uplifting floral scent). And rose oil - the sugars contained in the petals smooth skin and create a soothing feeling.
It’s a botanical dream, and a saviour for mature skin in the summer months.
If you want to avoid too much sun, this is the one!
An amazing 100% natural and organic moisturising bronzing oil. With nourishing Argan Oil and added minerals to give a bronzed healthy glow all year round. Douvall's bronzer is super rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids to plump, repair and protect skin. The colour is buildable, glowy and washes off. What do we really love about it? You can use it under makeup as a tinted moisturiser, or you can add a drop to your foundation for an even skin tone.
Versatile, glowing, hydrating and natural. Perfect natural summer skin!
Great summer skin begins with your skin cleansing routine. And this mask is a summer beauty. And, wait for it… you mix this mask yourself! A vegan, organic, luxury, eco-friendly face mask with only the finest natural ingredients from Fruits of the Nut Tree.
It comes with these superpower ingredients, pre measured for 4 masks:
- Organic coconut oil - Intensely moisturising
- organic raw cacao powder - Rich in antioxidants
- organic maca powder - Nutrient dense
- Organic Bentonite clay - deep cleanses
Absolutely pure, chemical free cleansing joy for your summer skin, but the packaging is all hand crafted, biodegradable and fully compostable! And trust us, it just feels so good to mix your own gorgeous organic face mask. Night in, please!
Love your skin, love your planet x