Summer Skin Savers

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My go-to summer skincare products to help keep my skin exfoliated, hydrated, and glowing without stipping essential oils or weighing it down with heavy creams.

Avene Micellar Lotion

I recently started using this and I love it so far! A ‘3-in-1 cleanser, toner and make-up remover that softens the skin’ this has been a nice alternative to my nightly face wash. I use two cotton pads worth of product to fully eliminate all of my makeup and I have to say, it does a great job and my skin feels hydrated and soft afterwards!

M-61 Hydraboost Serum 

I use this in the AM often without a moisturizer – it’s hydrating enough that in the summer months you don’t need one! Added bonus: it’s packed full of peptides to firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Extremely gentle on the skin, smells amazing, and can be rubbed over the eyelids while washing to remove eye makeup. Love love love this stuff.

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish

I keep this in the shower and use 2-3 times/week after cleansing to exfoliate my skin. It’s not as harsh as other exfoliators can tend to be so my skin still feels soft and hydrated when I’m through.

REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial

“A transforming overnight treatment with glycolic and lactic acids to soften fine lines, hydrate, and refine skin to reveal a glowing, renewed complexion by morning”. I apply this a couple of times/week at night after my serum and wake up with brighter, smoother skin!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream

I got a sample of this from Sephora to try and have been loving it! In the summer I would only use this at night but would definitely use this has a day cream during fall/winter! It’s very hydrating, goes on smoothly and absorbs easily.

Spring Skin Cleanse

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Spring is finally here (yay!) and I for one am glad to be trading in my heavy clothing for lighter fabrics and colors. However, this also means a switch to your skincare routine! Opt for lighter products that don’t weigh down the skin and can show off that warm weather glow. Here is my current spring skin cleanse routine:

  1. CLEANSE: I’ve been using First Aid Beauty’s Face Cleanser which is gentle enough to make it great for all skin types. Another favorite is Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser, an extra gentle gel cleanser for all skin types (and smells great!)
  2. TONE: In current rotation is Darphin’s INTRAL Toner  (LOVE Darphin!) good for sensitive skin, this soothing toner with Polysaccharide, Chamomile and Howthorn extracts, tones and refreshes skin as it completes the cleansing process
  3. EXFOLIATE: Ok there is really nothing better on the market that I have come across than M-61’s Power Glow Peels. A 1-minute, 1-step exfoliating peel that resurfaces, clarifies and helps to firm the skin for a radiant, renewed glow. The reviews speak for themselves. This stuff is a lifesaver! I only use it once/week as it’s pretty pricey but it gives my skin the perfect pick me up and helps makeup go on effortlessly. I also make sure to bring one along anytime I travel.
  4. HYDRATING MASK: Fresh is one of my favorite skin care lines and this Rose Face Mask is no exception. A unique gel formula infused with real rose petals (see picture below) and pure rosewater that hydrates and tones the complexion.
  5. SERUM: I’ve been trying Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel recently and I definitely like it! It’s moisturizing without being too heavy as I’ve noticed with some serums. One of my all time favorites however is M-61’s Hydraboost Serum – super hydrating, great for warmer weather and I can definitely tell a difference in my skin’s complexion when I use this product.
  6. EYE CREAM: Darphin’s Stimulskin Plus Divine Eye Cream. Ok, not gonna lie – I’ve only used a sample of this (as pictured) because this is expensive stuff, BUT it is definitely worth the price! I tend to get dry under my eyes and this hydrates nicely and has anti-aging properties to help with the beginning of those fine lines.
  7. MOISTURIZE: I’ve recently switched to Darphin’s Hydraskin Light Gel Cream. I bought it based off the great reviews and because this is a product designed specifically for warmer weather – gel based, not cream. I like it so far! The smell is not my favorite but it definitely hydrates without being too heavy for these warmer months.

Anyways, that’s my current spring routine! Let me know in the comments whether you’ve used/enjoyed these products as well or if you have other spring favorites I should check out!

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fresh rose face mask

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