I am getting involved with Dollar Shave Club’s Summer Skincare Project. They have some really great products on their skincare protect page (check it out here) so this post is going to be about how I look after my skin throughout the Summer.
Looking after your skin is super important, and I also think it’s important to change up your skincare routine as the seasons change. A lot of people’s skin tends to change depending on the time of year, so you should switch up your products to suit the needs of your skin. A lot of people think I am too young to take such good care of my skin, but personally, I think the sooner, the better.
So, I start by cleansing my face with the Simple Micellar Water. Simple’s Micellar Water ensures that my skin is extra clean before I start applying any makeup. This product is also really cool and refreshing, which is something I look for in products during the warmer months. This Micellar Water isn’t too harsh and doesn’t dry out my skin or break me out like other Micellar waters have done in the past. It is such a great price too.
However, some people really struggle getting on with Micellar Water and although I am completely against removing my makeup with wipes as they just don’t do the job properly in my opinion, I don’t mind freshening up my skin in the morning with the right ones. A lot of wipes tend to break me out and make my skin feel super sore and tender. I have recently bought some products from Yes To, and I have really been enjoying the Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes. They contain 95% natural ingrediants which is why I think my skin is getting on rather well with them. They also contain aloe vera which really helps to calm, cool and sooth the skin, especially if you’ve been out in the sun! I also bought a few more bits from their skincare range and I am loving everything so far (blog post to follow…).
I am still loving the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser. I have been using this product for almost a year now and I am still obsessed with it, it is an absolute essential for me. I use this product every other morning and it really wakes up my skin. It is such a gentle exfoliator, helping to unclog pores and remove any dead skin cells for smoother, softer skin. It makes skin appear more radiant and a lot brighter, which is something everyone wants, right? My skin is crazyyyy sensitive so I struggle finding exfoliators that don’t irritate my skin so I was over the moon when I came across this little gem. Could not be without this!
The toner I use is Pixi Glow Tonic. This is an acid toner, however it is surprisingly gentle. It is an exfoliating toner so it helps to remove any dead skin cells for brighter, more radiant looking skin. It is gentle enough to use morning and evening. I find it helps my skin feel a lot smoother and it looks a lot less dull. This is the perfect toner to use all year round too!
Next, I use The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate. This product has a rollerball applicator, perfect for fitting into the contours of your eyes. This is great for smoothing and brightening up the under eye area as well as keeping the skin firm. I find that this product really hydrates under my eyes whilst reducing dark circles too. Eye cream is super important as eyes are one of the first things to start ageing so I will do my best to keep them in tip-top condition.
The next thing I use, which is a relatively new product to me is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I absolutely love this! This is great for blemish prone skin, helping to reduce the appearance of any blemishes, unclogs pores, refines skin texture and controls shine. And, for me, it does just that. I didn’t really notice the difference until I stopped using it for a couple of days, and only then did I realise how great of a product it is.
I then go on to use another product from La Roche-Posay; the Serozinc Spray. Again, this is for oily and blemish-prone skin and helps to reduce the look and feel of oil and grease on the skin, making it appear a bit more matte. This is great to use before applying your moisturiser. This is also really cooling and refreshing to use during the Summer.
During summer, I always use a moisturiser with SPF in it. The one I am currently using is the Simple Protecting Light Moisturiser with SPF 15. It is SO important to use a moisturiser with SPF in it as it protects your skin from the sun. SPF in a moisturiser is something that I find a lot of drugstore brands lack, however this one is great and at such an affordable price too. I also use foundations with SPF in during Summer, for that extra bit of protection from the sun.
I hope you enjoyed my Summer Morning Skincare Routine, let me know your routines in the comments below or if this post has helped you! An evening skincare routine will be up soon!
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