The Beauty Products You Should Be Using in June, According to Astrology
With a degree in neuroscience and art history from UCLA, Rose Theodora is an expert when it comes to colour therapy and astrology. Each month, she'll be sharing astrological insights for your sign, as well as the beauty products you should be using—consider these your personal beauty horoscopes.
This month, the planets are orchestrating change–by way of strengthening our connection to home, our roots and the way that we nurture ourselves. It's rekindling our nostalgic pastimes. Here are some key dates this month:
June 3 is an unexpected day in love and money–don't go crazy, but follow your gut instinct, and stay open to unexpected surprises.
Mars relates to our energy and passion, and from June 4 to 20, Mars enters the sign Cancer, which means that we'll feel energised when we care for ourselves and focus on family matters.
Venus represents what we find beautiful and harmonious, and from June 6 to July 4, Venus will be in Taurus–making our sensitivity for beauty products on an all-time high. It's quality over quantity and you won't want to cheap out.
Jupiter, the planet synonymous for luck and growth–has been sleeping since February 6 and wakes up (will no longer be retrograde) after June 9, which means we can all expect some unexpected luck–amen.
On June 9 there is a full moon in Sagittarius. There is no time like the present, and you'll need to look at the facts before holding on to your opinion.
On June 23 there is a new moon in Cancer–deriving nourishment from emotions and your roots.
Familiar. Not an intriguing word for you, I know, but it's one you'll want to embrace this month. The first of the month you'll be busy, especially on June 3. Expect anything while Uranus and Venus meet overhead in your sign. The second half of the month will be about caring for yourself and tending to your home, reconnecting with all things familiar. Give your skin an extra boost, and splurge on some quality products after June 6. June is about reconnecting to your roots and body. The full moon on June 9 asks that you focus on where you're at instead of where you're going–staying present is key.
Your beauty product: An aromatherapy scent and diffusor, like Aera Starter Set in Indigo ($339), will help to keep you in the present moment.
Abundant. June is a month of quality for you. Venus, your ruling planet, enters your sign on June 6 through July 4, and you'll get an extra boost of luck. When Venus graces your sign, you're apt to feel more beautiful and want to purchase only luxury items. It's okay to splurge this month; just don't get obsessive. June is when you'll want to look your best to feel your best (backward I know, but it's true. If your skin is nourished properly, you'll feel better). Attracting love this month won't be difficult, nor will asking for what you deserve–just make sure you're clear about what and who you want.
Your beauty product: A rich, luxurious cream, like Clark's Botanicals Retinol Rescue Overnight Cream ($133), will be a treat for your complexion.
Adjustment. You're still in flow, Gemini, meaning that you feel good, and things are starting to pick up for you. After June 6, you'll finally start to see some of your efforts pay off financially, but when it comes to balancing your relationships with others, you'll need to work on things a bit. Stay open, and continue to be your exquisite self, especially when it comes to relationships. The full moon on June 9 asks that you make a decision based on your experiences with a current relationship (this can mean a business partnership, too, it doesn't always have to be romantic). The new moon on the June 23 inspires you to take a little time to reflect on things by way of meditation.
Your beauty product: Meditation isn't always easy, which is why we love meditating in the bath while using The Body Shop British Rose Bath Foam ($20), which teleports you to a romantic place is sure to boost your meditation practice.
Happy Birthday! After June 21, the sun enters your sign, and you'll get an added boost of energy and be able to focus more; however, you'll need to think of the first two weeks in June as building blocks–setting you up for a new 12-month cycle. Look to where you feel most emotionally stuck, and instead of avoiding it, nurture it so that you can move forward this personal New Year (your birthday) feeling clear and emotionally lighter. The new moon on the 23 gifts you wishing power to make some New Year's wishes come true. Socially and in love, you're golden this month–you'll just need to make enough time to nurture your skin.
Your beauty product: A luxurious-yet-gentle cleanser, like Mūn Akwi Purifying Cleanser ($92), to treat your skin right.
Simple pleasures. This month is adventurous for you, especially the first half, where you'll want to do as much as possible. Kidding, only that which inspires you; don't exhaust yourself. June is about reconnecting to your dreams both literally and figuratively. Pay close attention to your dreams during your sleep and waking life. You'll also want to nurture your relationships that you find fulfilling and receptive. Refine your choices, and do what fuels you, and invest in that.
Your beauty product: A holographic highlighter, like Laura Geller Baked Gelato Diamond Dust ($35), reminds you of your inner magic.
Stability. You're still working on your image and reputation from last month, and work is still a primary focus–only in June, you're making some more solid decisions based on what feels nurturing to you. It's less about what's logical and more about how you feel, particularly on the new moon on June 23. Pay attention to your feelings, and don't fight them. Like a fish out of water, you'll need to keep things simple and clean so that you feel clear and balanced despite feeling more emotional.
Your beauty product: A soothing oil, like Palermo Body Tranquility Aromatherapy Oil ($43), will keep your head and heart stimulated and in balance.
Expansion. Typically, we grow through some sort of change in perspective—that's you this month. If an opportunity for travel (abroad) comes your way, jump on it. The timing couldn't be better, especially if it's for work. The planet Jupiter has been in your sign since September 6, 2016, only it's been sleeping (retrograde) quite a bit since then, but wakes up on June 9. This means that things will start to work in your favour again. Focus on your strengths, and let go of the inner chatter on the full moon June 9.
Your beauty product: An elegant rose oil, like Gülsha Perfecting Rose Elixir ($54), reminds you of your elegance and boosts your confidence so that you can attract all the luck that you deserve.
Metaphysical. An overly used term, but whether you know it or not, you're naturally inclined to a metaphysical mindset. June promises relief after the last two weeks. However, the first two might be a little more intense because you're being guided to let go of fear and possessiveness and to redirect your attention to inner harmony and less about material security right now. Traveling inspires you to live with less fear, so jump at any opportunities this month. Your beauty regimen should be focused on hydration. Having hydrated skin is an indication that you're in balance.
Your beauty product: The best way to hydrate is to use a deeply hydrating face mist, like Missha First Treatment Essence Mist ($27), to reconnect you to your core essence.
Balance. In order to cultivate balance, it's important to understand who you are and what tendencies you naturally have and what your habitual responses are—from there you can strive for balance by embracing the opposite (qualities that you lack). In June, you'll want to allow yourself to express your vulnerability and be open to receiving advice from others. It isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign that you're open to change. June 9 is a big positive day for you; there's a full moon in your sign, which means that you'll have support to let your more stubborn traits go. Jupiter, your ruling planet, also wakes up from a slumber that day, which means that luck will be on your side again. Patience is key.
Your beauty product: An earthy, striking fragrance, like Ex Nihilo Eau de Parfum in Bois d'Hiver ($305), will remind you to stay present and in the moment.
Relationships. It's time to let go of that isolation that lingers within you—that need to feel responsible for nearly everything that you do. Frankly, you're way too hard on yourself, and this month is about letting go of those self-imposed blocks that make you feel like you have to go at everything alone.There's a full moon on June 6 that will bring up all sorts of emotions. Whatever you do, let them flow through you, embrace them. There's a new moon on June 23, which is a ripe opportunity for love—open yourself up and let go of some of your rigid ways that hold you back from opening your heart.
Your beauty product: A quartz-infused body spray, like Tony & Tina Vibrational Remedies Healthy Aura Body Spray ($47), will inspire you to be gentle with yourself and open your heart to love.
Routine. Not something that you typically like to think about, as you prefer to do what you feel like and march to the beat of your own drum. However, the second half of June is when you'll want to focus on some sort of routine, whatever that means for you. I recommend less sugar and more baths. Really though, you'll want to nurture yourself and restructure how you spend your time. After all, time is money, right? And with all of those ideas that you have, it will be well worth nurturing one or two of them.
Your beauty product: A detoxing bath salt, Dr. Teal's Pure Epsom Salt Coconut Oil ($22). Aquarius has a sensitive nervous system, and most would benefit from a detoxing bath in June.
Fun. The first half of the month might make you feel a little vulnerable like you're being cast out into the spotlight, which isn't always comfortable, but just roll with it. The second half of the month is extremely romantic, even if you're single and you want to stay that way–romance yourself. Do what you enjoy, and it will lead you to some interestingly positive places. Get nostalgic about your past times—it will keep you young.
Your beauty product: Urban Decay's new Naked Skin Shapeshifter [coming to Mecca Cosmetica soon] reflects how things will be all shiny and gold for you this month. You'll need something sparkly to rekindle your inner fire.