Top 10 Summer Beauty Essentials You Need to Survive the Heat

By Emily Walker

1. Sun Protection Products: Shield Your Skin

Whether you're at the beach or just out running errands, sun protection is essential. Prolonged exposure can lead to skin damage and premature aging. Fortunately, Sephora offers a range of products to keep your skin safe and glowing.

  • Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40: This weightless, scentless sunscreen doubles as a primer, perfect for layering under makeup.
  • Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30: For those with sensitive or redness-prone skin, this product combines SPF protection with color correction.

2. Lightweight Moisturizers: Hydrate Without Heaviness

Summer heat can leave your skin feeling oily. Switch to a lightweight moisturizer to maintain hydration without the greasy feeling.

  • Tatcha The Water Cream: An oil-free, anti-aging water cream that releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients for hydration and poreless-looking skin.
  • Farmacy Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer: This oil-free and silicone-free moisturizer provides lightweight hydration, making it ideal for those with oily or combination skin.

3. Long-lasting, Waterproof Makeup: Beat the Summer Sweat

Your makeup should be as ready for summer adventures as you are. Sephora's collection of long-lasting, waterproof products ensures your look stays put.

  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Resist Smoky Eyeshadow Stick: This waterproof eyeshadow stick promises smudge-proof, crease-proof color for up to 24 hours.
  • Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Longwear Foundation: A climate-adaptive foundation that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, perfect for summer wear.

4. Refreshing Mists: Stay Cool and Refreshed

Combat the summer heat and keep your skin refreshed with soothing facial mists.

  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This mist serves as a toner, serum, and setting spray, leaving skin refreshed and glowing.
  • Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist: A hydrating facial mist with rosewater and coconut water to keep your skin hydrated and refreshed.

5. Hair Sun Care: Protect Your Tresses

Sun exposure can leave your hair dry and brittle. Sephora's selection of hair care products can protect your hair from the summer sun.

  • Sun Bum Protecting Heat Protector: A bi-phase product that protects against heat, controls frizz, and adds shine.
  • Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer: This primer softens, detangles, and reduces frizz, while protecting against breakage and UV damage.

6. Bright Lip Colors: Make a Summer Statement

Nothing says summer like a bright, bold lip. Try these lip products for a striking summer look.

  • Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick: Offers a high-coverage, transfer-proof matte finish in a wide range of vivid hues.
  • Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick: This richly pigmented lipstick provides a modern matte finish.

7. Light Fragrances: Embrace the Season

Trade your heavy winter scents for light, fresh summer fragrances.

  • Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette: This fragrance boasts a stunning perfume composed of lively Sicilian citron and effervescent Granny Smith Apples.
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette: This bright, floral scent with notes of strawberry, violet leaves, and jasmine is perfect for summer.

8. Bronzers and Highlighters: Get That Summer Glow

Get that coveted sun-kissed look without the sun damage with bronzers and highlighters.

  • Hoola Matte Bronzer: This matte bronzer gives a healthy, natural-looking tan.
  • Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter: This award-winning highlighter gives a luminous glow.

9. Exfoliators: Keep Your Skin Smooth

Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and keep your skin smooth and radiant all summer.

  • Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator: This rejuvenating exfoliator improves the texture and brightness of your skin.
  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant: A rice-based powder exfoliant that activates upon contact with water, releasing papain, salicylic acid, and rice enzymes.

10. Cooling Eye Care: Revive Tired Eyes

The long summer days can be tiring. Keep your eyes looking fresh with these products.

  • Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: This moisturizing under-eye cream provides cooling hydration.
  • Sephora Collection Eye Mask: These masks provide cooling, soothing relief to tired eyes.

With these summer essentials, you can enjoy the sunshine without the skincare worries. Remember, protecting and caring for your skin is always in season!