skin | hair | makeup
Hey all! Since Autumn has officially started, I thought I would share with you all some of my top used and favorite summer skin care products! I have been trying out a lot of products over the past few months, so that I could find good ones to fall back on next summer. Also, a lot of the products I was using earlier were just the ones I had been using for years, so I just wanted revamp my entire summer skin care routine and start with a clean slate! So without any further a due, lets get started!
So the first thing I want to talk about is my beloved Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser. I have to admit that I was drawn to this cleanser mainly due to its scent! If you love citrus scents especially in the morning, this cleanser is for you! I have tried and loved the Origins Intense Moisture Mask, so I wasn't opposed to trying another Origins product. Other than the scent, I love the fact that its a two in one product. It can be used as an exfoliator and cleanser which is practical and good for me. Origins products are all natural and this cleanser has blends of grapefruit, lemon, and spearmint, hence the amazing smell! I did however use this only in the mornings, just to wake me up and start my day feeling refreshed. You could possible use this year round, but I like to switch up my products with different seasons, just depending on what my skin needs at the time.
I had never tried any of the fresh skincare products before and the lady at Sephora couldn't stop raving about the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner so I decided to finally just give in. This toner is absolutely amazing! I am still obsessed about the L'ancome toner, and will probably repurchase that for the winter months, but the Fresh toner is perfect for the summer time. It's light and cooling, with such a calming scent that you'll want to cleanse your face all the time! It's got properties of rosewater, vitamin C and E that help with sealing in the moisture all day long.
Even though the summer heat can make it unbearable to moisturize your skin, it is so important you do. For the longest time when I was younger, I thought I didn't need to apply a moisturizer during the summer months, not realizing that our skin actually produces extra oils if you skip moisturizer in your skin care routine. I opted to try out a face oil this summer, something that I have wanted to try for a while, but just never got around to it. And I realize, most poeple use face oils in the winter, which I will probably continue using, but I wanted to switch up my face cream for something different. I decided to give the L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil a try and I am so glad that I did. It kept my skin plump and moisturized all day without feeling greasy and oily. It is also anti aging, and well as much as I hate to admit it, I am getting older, so preventing any fine lines is now a priority for me. I did find that this oil did take a minute or so to sink in, but its well worth the wait!
Something that I feel I always forget to give a little TLC to are my lips! I have gotten better to moisturize them more regularly, but not as much as I should be. I decided to get the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose so that I would have no excuse to give a little extra attention to my lips. Ps, if you didn't know already, taking the time to use a lip scrub and moisturizing your lips makes a HUGE difference with how your lipstick looks on your lips! Anyways, I loved having a lip treatment in the form of a lip balm, that I could just throw in my bag and have it with me all the time. It really has made my lips so so soft, and they rarely get so dry to the point of cracking! I love the Lush lip scrubs, but it's nice having something that is more travel friendly that I can just toss in my bag and use on the go! Plus it had SPF 15, so that always helps!
So there you have it! I tried to narrow down some of my summer skin care products I loved using this past summer! I will be posting a summer makeup favorites soon, so keep a look out for that! What did you love using this summer?