3 Beauty Tips For Summer + DIY Sunscreen

By Apr 29, 2015May 1st, 20154 Comments

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Summer is my favorite season as I’m sure you’ve heard me mention in the past. I love the longer days, the warmth, the birds chirping, and enjoying time with my kids outside in the Pool. I’m already longing for summer, and I’m going to share some of my favorite summer DIY beauty tips with you today. These 3 beauty tips will help you get prepared for fun in the sun!

3 Beauty Tips For Summer

Tip 1: Skip the heavy foundation and opt for a light bronzer and a coat of mascara. Not only will you feel better without the caked on foundation but your skin well be able to breathe and catch a few natural rays. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Tip 2: Repair your life less locks from the pool and/or ocean by applying some coconut oil to your hair and allowing it to soak in for 20 minutes. Remove with warm water and enjoy your new shiny locks.

Tip 3: I saved the best for last. When your skin feels dried out just use a cotton ball soaked in Milk of Magnesia and run it over your face. It will help keep your face hydrated as well as oil free.

DIY Sunscreen

Since we’re outside during the hottest days it’s so important to make sure myself and my kids are covered in Sunscreen. One downside of sunscreen is just for a little bottle can be so expensive and it is full of chemicals. A light bulb went off that I should try make my own sunscreen. With just a few key ingredients I already had at home, I was able to make an Easy DIY Sunscreen.

Homemade sunscreen you can really make yourself!  This easy DIY sunscreen will help you save money, and it is good for your skin, too. Now you can be prepared for summer fun!

What you need:

  • ¼ Cup Spectrum Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Cup Shea Butter
  • 1 Tsp Zinc Oxide
  • Stovetop Pan
  • Metal Tins (available at any craft store)

Easy to make homemade sunscreen. This is a DIY beauty project I am excited to try!


Grab your stovetop pan and pour in your coconut oiler and shea butter and allow them to melt together. Once they are melted together remove the pan from the heat and pour in your zinc oxide. Give it a quick stir and immediately pour your sunscreen mixture into your metal tins. Allow to sit for about 6 hours without moving them. Once done just swipe a little with your fingers and apply to your skin. This will provide 15-20 SPF. Enjoy.

Summer is all about relaxing and letting your natural skin shine through. With my 3 beauty tips and this homemade sunscreen, you will be prepared to do that…and to have a lot of fun!

About Brittany Shaw

Brittany is the wife to an amazing man and mother to 3 beautiful children. She's living her life in sunny California, and loves being inspired. In her free time you’ll catch Brittany blogging, whipping up a new recipe, taking photos, drinking lattes, and getting crafty. She also runs the lifestyle blog A Spark of Creativity.


  • Sunscreen is so important, and living in So. Cali, a real must. This is an awesome DIY! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/07/home-matters-linky-party-36/ 🙂

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  • Thanks so much for sharing this terrific DIY Sunscreen recipe and Summer Beauty Tips with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Will pin/share this weekend.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon with another great post.

    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  • Audrey says:

    My son hates me putting sunscreen on his face. Maybe he won’t mind this as much.

  • Megin says:

    What a great post, Brittney! I would love for you to share this at my 30 Days of Summer coming in June. Let me know if you’d like to sign up to share one day in June.
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206