Essential Summer Goodies {Beauty}

Summer is all about being outside, in the sunshine, soaking up every last bit of Vitamin D that you can. But being outside exposed to the elements can have a great toll on your skin, hair and body. We Ruby girls love our beauty products and with summer coming up, we thought we'd share some our favourite products with you. We especially love using these in summer for their high moisture content and damage repair properties. Do you have any special summer products that you use? 
1 // Never forget to neglect your lips in summer. Dry, chapped lips are so unattractive and uncomfortable. We love the sharp coolness of the mint and vanilla Softlips. It has an SPF of 20 too, so you're lips will be soft and protected from the sun. 
2 // Kim has been trying out various Dermatologica products and recently started using the Daily Microfoliant. This  gentle Rice-based exfoliant activates upon contact with water, leaving skin smoother and brighter. Perfect as a gentle face scrub after a tanning session. 
3 // Keep your hands looking summer ready with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish. We love the great range of bright summery colours and have our eyes on Mint Sorbet and Lacey Lilac. 
4 // Kim is a huge fan of Woolies Argan and Olive Body Butter. It smells incredible and isn't as heavy feeling as most body butters, making it the perfect hard working summer companion. 
5 // With lots of sun and swimming comes lots of hair damage. Beach hair isn't sexy when it's dry, limp and looking washed out. Revive and protect your hair with the KMS Moist Repair Leave in Conditioner. This is perfect to run through your hair after a dip in the pool. 
6 // Make sure to protect all of your body with a good quality, high SPF sunscreen. We love the Piz Buin Tan and Protect range because it both protects you from getting burnt and contributes to a longer lasting tan. This cream also won't be sticky and its water and sweat resistant. It's available as a SPF 6, SPF 15 and SPF 30.
7 // If you're looking for a quick burst of freshness, then the Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz from The Body Shop is perfect for you. This is great to carry in your hand bag. It works as an instant pick-me-up to refresh and energise dull looking skin. It also works to set your make up.
8 // If you didn't heed our warning and decided to neglect wearing sunscreen, then you'll be needing an after sun to soothe your red, burning skin. Sh'zen's After Sun Nourishing Balm is a great product (and it smells delicious) made with the essential oils of peppermint, lemon, lemon grass and lavender to cool and regenerate sun-stressed skin. Use this after a day in the sun to enhance your tan. 

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