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Summer is a special time for skincare. Especially for me living in Texas, we have hot, hot days and a lot of sun that can be hard on your skin. There is always the balance between keeping skin hydrated and not adding too much moisture to skin that will sweat and melt (or so it seems). These ten products are good year round, but are especially good products when looking for summer skin care. Plus, they all come from Neal’s Yard Remedies, a company with unmatched integrity and longevity when it comes to picking organic ingredients. So, in no particular order, here are my favorite ten organic summer skin care products!
We offer two facial mists, the White Tea and the Frankincense. The White Tea Facial Mist is good for all skin types. It is very calming and soothing. Some of the main ingredients include gentle organic calendula extract, antioxidant white tea, calming organic aloe vera, and soothing Bach Flower Remedies.
The other facial mist is Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist. This has some of the same ingredients, but frankincense is the main scent. These are both great in the summer because they are so refreshing. Keep one of these in the refrigerator for a quick spritz after coming inside. Or put it in your cooler for a full day outside. The mist is hydrating for your skin, yet also very cooling.
2. Honey & Orange Facial Scrub
NYR Organic has two types of exfoliators that can be used on the face. The first is a polish. They come in a tube and have tiny bits of wild rose seed powder to gently exfoliate. The other is the lovely Honey & Orange Facial Scrub. This comes in a little jar and uses rice powder to exfoliate. The trick to using this, (for me anyway) is to put a little of the scrub in your hand and add a bit of water to loosen up the consistency. Also even though there is “scrub” in the title, Don’t! Do not scrub your face. Let the ingredients do the work. And oh boy do they! Your face feels so smooth after using this product.
3. Anything Citrus
What is it about orange that just reminds me of summer? Our citrus products are so refreshing they deserve to be on this list. We have a Citrus Hand Wash, Citrus Hand Lotion, Citrus Hand Softener, and Citrus Shower Gel. These four products use various combinations of orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit to create magical scents that are so hydrating too. My favorite right now is the shower gel because it is so invigorating in my morning shower.
4. Seaweed Salt Scrub
In the summer, my legs are showing more and I am more careful about exfoliation. This Seaweed Salt Scrub is amazing on my legs, feet, and elbows. It has a blend of black pepper, grapefruit, and ginger essential oils. It is detoxifying and exfoliating; perfect for summer!
5. Oil Free Hydrating Serum
The ingredients in the Oil Free Hydrating Serum combine to make a summer skin care masterpiece. It is good for all skin types. It has sodium hyaluronate and rice extract to rehydrate, smooth, and plump your skin for a luminous complexion. The calming willow herb soothes and helps minimize the appearance of pores. This also mattifies to keep unwanted shine away!
6. Wild Rose Body Elixir
Do you ever have dull looking legs, and you are about to leave on a night out? This product is my secret weapon. It is so luxurious. It is more of a gel than a lotion. And, it is full of yummy oils and butters for your skin: cocoa butter, brazil nut oil, wild rosehip oil. The Wild Rose Body Elixir gives your skin a radiant shine. It’s amazing.
7. Purifying Palmarosa Mattifier
This is the perfect product for anyone with oily or combination skin. Maybe year round, but especially needed in the summer. It is an oil-balancing treatment that also minimizes the appearance of pores and gives a clear matte complexion. Purifying Palmarosa Mattifier works as a great primer for makeup. Some ingredients include organic palmarosa, toning organic alpine willowherb and mattifying kaolin.
8. Organic Summer Tea
Your legs are shiny, your face is not, what should you be drinking? A cooled class of iced Organic Summer Tea, of course! This tea tastes super refreshing. It has peppermint, elderflower, and eyebright… every one is certified organic! Enjoy this hot or cold. Mmmmm.
9. Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella is one of our newest essential oils in the NYR Organic line. and it is best known for a loved summer activity: keeping the bugs away. It is used in bug sprays and also for massage, and in aromatherapy to help relieve anxiety.
10. Wild Rose Beauty Balm
This hero product is a must have in any season. In the winter, we need it for more facials and hydration. In the summer, I love to use Wild Rose Beauty Balm to feed my skin with vitamins after being out in the sun. It is such a nourishing treat to layer wildrose seed oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, and essential oils on my face.
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