After a long winter, there’s nothing like the first 80-degree day and a sunburnt nose to welcome the season change and a new skincare regimen. Summer skincare is all about shining bright like a diamond and as little makeup as possible. Us girls have a lot going on any given day, so we need products that won’t melt off our face like ice cream. And there’s a difference of glowy summer skin (cute) and just a hot, sweaty mess (not cute). With all that in mind, I’ve found some of my favorite go-to skincare products that create the perfect base and still leave you fresh and clean without taking out more student loans.
Speaking of fresh and clean, of course we’re going to start off straight from the shower with bare skin and damp hair. For summer, I reach for Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar Moisturizer. It’s perfect for all skin types and super lightweight on the skin. I can sometimes have bumpy skin so it keeps my skin baby soft and hydrated for an all-day glow.
Moisturizer shouldn’t just stop at your face; I slather coconut oil all over or I just spray on some sunscreen before I’m hot and sticky at the beach. However, if you’re a busy Fashionista like most and have no time for the beach my next go-to is from Ulta. Their very own Bronze Glow Self-Tanning Tinted Mist in medium/deep is my best kept secret during the summer. It won’t have you looking like an Ompa Loompa.
As tired as I am some nights, cleansing my face every night after wearing foundation and glitter for hours is an essential skincare habit to stick with. The Gentle Foaming Cleanser, amongst a host of Burt’s Bees products, is one of my favorites. Two pumps of foam and a rinse later, all the bronzer from the day is washed away. However, if you have more oily skin that’s easily prone to breakouts, use Dr.Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap. Their tea tree soap contains pure tea tree oil, which is great for acne-prone skin.
After I deep clean with a cleanser, I always reach for a toner. Mario Badescu has a facial spray with aloe and rosewater. It has been a favorite of mine for months. It smells amazing, tightens my skin, and gives me a dewy glow. I spray in onto my face after I apply makeup as well to set my look and lasts the entire day.
Now whenever I’m on the go or just need a refresher at the beach, I carry a package of cleansing cloths in my bag. In the summer, I turn to vitamin C enriched wipes like Ole Henricksen’s Truth On The Glow Cloths. The citrus smell wakes me up and the convenience of a wipe cleans off the buildup of makeup after a long day.
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