Yesterday was technically the first day of summer! Wahoo! For those of us in the South, the temps. are rising and the sun is beaming day in and day out. The pool and air conditioning are two of my best friends! I have a few more to add to the friends list of summer saviors to keep you safe and sound in the summer heat.
Most importantly is washing your face! Whether you are wearing makeup or not, you always need to wash your face. I have lovely teenage acne, so I tend to use stronger washes and medications. In the summer time, I like to lay off a little and use a basic cleanser. My face gets drier in the summer than in the winter because of all the chlorine and sun exposure, so I like to use Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. It is so refreshing and really gets you going in the mornings. I honestly do not feel like my skin is clean until I use this invigorating cleanser.
Using a daily moisturizer with SPF is always important, especially in the summer. I have used Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 for as long as I can remember. It was recommended to me by my dermatologist quite a few years ago and I have loved it ever since. It isn’t too thick and creamy, and not too liquidy either. I love the way it goes on, and I won’t put on my makeup without it!
After running to the pool or sweating up a storm I love to refresh my face with these YestoCucumbers facial towelettes! They are all natural and are beyond convenient. The smell makes you feel so clean and they leave you feeling ready to do whatever life throws at you next!
If I know I am going to be out in the sun for more than just a few minutes I always put sunscreen on my face. I love Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SF 55. It’s a cream rather than a lotion, which I like when it comes to sunscreen. It makes it easier to rub in and make sure you have it spread everywhere. Since I have sensitive skin I have to be careful with what I put on my face, and this cream is always gentle to my skin.
For my body I like to use sprays. They are so convenient and get in every little nook and cranny. I LOVE Supergoop! They have great products and this Supergoop SPF 30+ Weekend Away Essentials Set is a great deal! It has 4 Sunscreen Swipes for Sensitive Skin, Refillable UV Lotion Spray, SPF 30 MintFusion Lip Balm with Shea Butter, and SPF 30+ Sunstick all in a nice little zipper pouch! This is perfect to carry with you to the beach, and every one of these products are fabulous!
Sun Protection is serious stuff, so this post will be continued to Part 2. What are your favorite summer essentials?!
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