Hello, I hope you are all enjoying the first official day of summer. I thought I would talk to you today about my current A.M. skin care routine, because the change of the seasons mean you should also be changing up your routine. In the summer, you should focus on protection and cleansing, as we tend to be more active during the warmer months. You don’t have to spend a lot of time in the bathroom to have great summer skin, you just have to know the right steps. Here is my routine for summer:
I like to start with a toner because it both cleanses and balances my skin’s pH without overstimulating my sensitive skin. Some oilier skin types may want to start with a cleanser like this Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Cleanser by Purity. My toner at the moment is this Rose Water Toner by Leven Rose. There are a lot of things to love about this toner, such as the fact that it works for sensitive, dry skin and oily, acneic skin. The rose provides antioxidant, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, C, D, and B6. That’s a lot of benefits in one product!
I’ve talked about this product before, and I’m still loving it. The First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist has so many beneficial plant extracts designed to restore, heal, and protect the skin from environmental pollutants. It is the perfect remedy for skin that has been exposed to too much sun, wind, or low humidity conditions. I love the smell too, its so spicy and citrusy!
This Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 was gifted to me by a friend because it is one of the few makeup brands that does not irritate her skin and I have had a similar experience with it. It is oil-free, so this will also work for all skin types (remember, oily skin needs hydration as well). It has an SPF 20 which means it will provide you with 20 minutes of protection in direct sunlight. Re-apply as needed or top it off with a mineral powder like the Bare Minerals Mineral Veil for additional SPF and environmental pollutant protection.
See, that was pretty quick and painless, wasn’t it? Repeat this routine daily for that perfect summer glow! Check back on Friday for the P.M. edition of this skin care tutorial.