Summer Skin Care Routine

Jun 19, 2011 16 comments
Since I am still not feeling well enough to wear makeup, I decided to share with you guys how I take care of my skin, and since it is summer its even more important to really take care of your skin. The temperature is rising and we all want to go swimming to cool off, both of which really have an effect on your skin. So this is just how I take care of my skin :) I hope this is helpful for you guys!
So in the morning after I wake up, I always wash my face. Its really important to get all the grime from your sheets off your face before you apply makeup. Recently I have been using Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. I really like this product because it helps wake me up in the morning and my skin feels great afterwords. It has a slight citrus tingly feeling that comes from the beads that burst open when wet. I got this for about 7 bucks.


Then to moisturize and protect my skin from the sun I apply a sunblock lotion. The one I have been using for the past year is Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion with SPF 30. It is really important to protect your skin from the sun. It prevents age spots, discoloration and cancer. I really like using this one because it also moisturizes my skin after washing it.
 
To remove my makeup I use a mixture of Olive Oil and Witch Hazel. It is all natural, moisturizing, not irritating, and good for your skin. Not to mention cheaper than constantly buying makeup remover. I probably wont ever buy another cosmetic makeup remover, this works so much better.
After I remove my makeup I usually wash my face again with Clean & Clear Morning Burst. But about twice a week I apply St. Ives Apricot Scrub to remove any dead skin cells and make my skin baby soft. I use it especially around my nose, where it tends to get very rough. It is important not to use this everyday though, because it is a bit to abrasive and can really irritate your skin if you overuse.

I also use this cleansing mask twice a week. This one is Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Cleansing Mask. I really like it because it makes my skin feel wonderful afterwords and helps with my blackheads and poors.

Then to remove any axcess dirt, oil and makeup I tone my face with this Oil-Free toner from Neutrogena. I really like this one because it also fights acne. You can really tell its working from the slight sting it produces on pimples. Its not a painful sting, more of a "ah its working!" sting. I love it.

Then I moisturize. This is really important because all of these products tend to strip the skin of its natural moister and this products helps restore it. The one I use is Neutrogena's oil-free Moisturizer for Combination skin. My skin really absorbs this nicely.

And lastly, before I go to bed I apply this acne treatment to my pimples and let it sit overnight.The one I use is Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream. I find it works very nicely, by morning most of my pimples have reduced in size.

And that's it! I do this every day. I am not saying I have perfect skin because of it, but all of this really does help. I also am not claiming to know a bunch of skincare. All I really know is for my own skin. Everything I learned about skincare I got from Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual. It has really helped me and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about skin and makeup.

Have a great day!


16 comments:

  • Widdlesh said...

    I used to use the clean and clear morning burst, it REALLY helped wake me up for early classes lol!

    BTW, I gave you an award! Check it out here:http://widdlesh.blogspot.com/2011/06/so-many-awards.html

  • Ronnie said...

    I see you ended up liking the morning burst face wash! Doesn't it smell great? I need to try the witch hazel & olive oil mix to remove my eye makeup...I'm a sucker for all natural stuff! BTW, I gave you a blogger award as well :)

  • Glimmer City said...

    I'm probably going to try the olive oil & witch hazel combo. I've heard so many good things but am hesitant. Hmmm...

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