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Watch: Moisturize Dry Summer Skin and Win $300 in Mineral Fusion Products!

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Moisture is a must-have in the summer—even if you are living in a hot and damp part of the world, you are sweating it out (so be sure to drink plenty of water to hydrate from the inside). Despite the humidity outside, your skin could still be moisture-starved. And the drier your skin, the more obvious the wrinkles are.

I’ve spent my summer in Oregon, and it is crazy-dry here! (You may have heard about all the wildfires because of it.)  Since my skin is already naturally on the dry side, it’s a double-whammy of Sahara-ness. Which is why I’m careful about my skincare—everything I use is hydrating and moisturizing. See my routine below, which fights parched conditions with smart natural, non-toxic products.

CONTEST Details!

Have you started the journey to non-toxic, gentle options for your skincare? We want to hear it! Share on Twitter or Instagram how or why you’ve switched out your old beauty products for better ones and you will be entered to win a $300 credit to spend at Mineral Fusion! Use the hashtag #freetobegorgeous and tag Mineral Fusion on Twitter here or on Instagram here to enter! You must be 18+ to win and a resident of the United States. Contest runs through midnight Eastern Time on October 15th. 

Description: Free to Be Gorgeous is a series that celebrates living your life to the fullest and freest, and choosing products free of toxic ingredients like phthalates, parabens, and SLS; free of cruelty; free of artificial colors; and free of synthetic fragrances. Mineral Fusion supports your freedom to be gorgeously however you want to be. #freetobegorgeous

Featured products include:

Mineral Fusion Illuminating Beauty Balm

Mineral Fusion Concealer Duo

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara

Mineral Fusion Revitalizing Eye Treatment

Dr. Hauschka’s Translucent Bronzing Tint

Jane Iredale’s Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain

Strange Invisible Aquarius perfume

Mahalo Vacation Glow Body Oil

This post is sponsored by Mineral Fusion, but all opinions are Starre’s own (seriously, check her beauty bag and see if all this stuff isn’t in it!)

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.