We all have our brag-worthy beauty secrets tucked away in our makeup bags—the perfect cream, the ultimate lip color, the life changing liner. But sometimes the best beauty magic doesn’t come in a shiny package or in product form. Sometimes the best way to improve your beauty regiment is through knowledge. This summer make it your goal to go back to basics and pick up a beauty book.
These three books will get you up to speed on the best natural beauty philosophies, helping you learn how to glow from the inside out. Being beautiful starts with knowing what is good for your body and that means cutting out the chemicals when it makes sense and embracing the earth. From learning how to master French beauty to discovering how to tell a good coconut from a bad one, I’ve got you and your summer reading list covered.
The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas
Mathilde Thomas is the French fairy godmother we’ve always wanted. From the start of her skincare line, Caudalie, and the story of its success, Thomas gives us a personal look into the values and philosophy that continue to guide her beauty empire. At the core is the “pleasure principle,” the guiding concept of Thomas’ world where diets don’t exist and red wine flows like water. Filled with tips and tales, The French Beauty Solution has natural beauty down to a science, starting with the base of all Caudalie products, polyphenols from red wine. With years of experience, Thomas proves that healthy, glowing skin should not be a complicated or painful process. An enlightening look at why beauty should feel good from the inside out, this book will have you feeling and looking like a French girl in no time.
Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore
S.W. Basics founder is taking clean skin to a whole new level in this personal guide to a more natural and effective beauty routine. With an understanding that every person has different genetics and lifestyle, Grigore gives straightforward advice that is the perfect blend of expertise and common sense. The skin cleanse is simply the removal of processed ingredients that are in so many of our products and even diets. Tips, pointers, diagrams and recipes are scattered throughout, making this the perfect resource for happy, healthy skin all year long. Whether or not you go through with the entire cleanse, this book will give you the knowledge to make informed decisions not only about what you put on your body, but also what you put in it.
Coconut Kitchen by Meredith Baird
Say goodbye to food fads, because coconut is here to stay. With an impressive list of health, diet and beauty benefits, the coconut is quickly becoming the superstar, or should I say food, of every kitchen. If you’re not already familiar, the fruit has been known to help with digestion, immunity, inflammation and detoxification, along with other health matters and that go beyond beauty. Baird has put together a refreshing and inviting cookbook complete with mouth-watering dishes alongside a section devoted to DIY skin and beauty recipes. Her skills as a raw food chef collide with the world of wellness in this new must-have kitchen favorite. Coconut Kitchen is a testament to the idea that health and beauty are truly one in the same.