Summer Beauty Essentials

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As a beauty blogger, makeup and image consultant I get to try a whole slew of beauty products. But what do you do when the summer's heat melts everything off your skin? Opt for the less-is-more kind of approach.  So as much as I'm a makeup lover, this is the season when I'm forced to bare it all, peel back on the layers and leave my skin to glow. Besides sunscreen, here are the summer beauty essentials that have been keeping me looking confident and fabulously flawless this season. Perlier Volcanic Thermal Spa Thermo Renewing Scrub

Must have summer beauty essentials

Summer calls for baring nothing but skin, so PERLIER found on HSN courtesy of iFabbo has been keeping my body exfoliated, rejuvenated and smooth to the touch. By the way ladies... it is not a pretty sight to rock cracked heels and dry feet in sandals, so be sure to pay extra attention to those heels. (Retail price $25 for 6.7 fl oz/ 200 ml)

 

AcneFree Advanced Deep Cleansing Duo

must have summer beauty essentials

 

I have oily skin and a tendency to break out so I need to exfoliate regularly to eliminate acne bacteria, dirt, oil and makeup from building up and clogging my pores. This is where the AcneFree Cleansing Brush I purchased at CVS for $16.00 comes into play. It gently exfoliates my skin and deep cleanse my pores leaving it looking visibly clean and flake free. I know the Clarisonic Pro (which is really expensive) may be on your wish list, but if you're on a budget this AcneFree 2-speed facial cleansing brush makes the perfect substitute. (Kit includes 1 cleansing brush, 2 brush heads, 2AA batteries, and a 4 fl oz/118 ml cleanser)

 

Vera Moore Glycolic Serum

Must have summer beauty essentials

 

This little favorite of mine was courtesy of Vera Moore Cosmetics; it promotes cellular turnover, refines and clears the skin. This is my go to serum, used after every exfoliation session to help give my skin clarity from acne blemishes. Use under your moisturizer. (Retails on the VMC website for $47.50)

 

NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer

Must have summer beauty essentials

If I have to wear less makeup, then I must apply my NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer in shade 684. This helps to give my skin a luminous shimmer. You can blend an apply with your moisturizer or use alone. (Retails for $4- $7 for 1 fl ox/ 30 ml)

 

Vera Moore Liquid Concealer

Nust have summer beauty essentials

When I was blessed with this magical wand  by Vera Moore, it immediately became one of my fave for camouflaging blemishes and imperfections. Perfect for those days when you want to go glam. This works great both under or over foundation. (Retails on the VMC website for $16.50)