4 Summer Skincare Must Haves
In the summer I tend to have more issues with my skin including acne flare ups and clogged pours due to the increased heat of the summer and how it affects my skin. I decided I was going to stay on top of my skincare routine to prevent as many breakouts this summer as I could with a few must have products to help me along the way.
I want to stress to you that skincare is so important. We only get the one skin we are in and prevention is so much easier than repairing. Take the time to figuring out the type of skin you have is the first step. Some women are dry, while I am oily, hence the clogging of pores and being acne prone. Here are a few things that I have found that keep me worry free about my skin.
As I mentioned before my skin type is oily and last summer I had an extreme series of breakouts. My dermatologist recommended Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. This wash rinses clean, leaves no pore clogging residue and it’s also hypoallergenic. I’m getting in the habit of washing my face twice daily, in the morning and in the evening and especially after a day of any makeup wearing or additional sunscreen.
I’ll be the first to admit that cleansing brushes didn’t seem worth it to me initially. Why buy a brush when I have two hands that seem to do just fine. Well, I was wrong, since I began using cleansing brushes, I’ve noticed a gradual evening of my skin tone, my blemishes and dark spots are getting lighter, which is completely awesome. (I just have to figure out how to stop getting new blemishes and dark spots!) My skin also feels cleaner when I use a cleansing brush instead of my hands.
Toners are extremely essential for all skin types and especially those of us with oily skin. Toners help shrink pores, assist with even skin tone and helps lock in moisture, ads a layer of protection and refreshes skin. Currently I am using Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner.
All of the steps are important, but this one in my opinion may be the most important. You want to prepare and protect your skin for everything it will encounter throughout the day. I love Aveeno products- some of the foaming washes, the cleansing pads but mostly the Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30. I love this moisturizer as it helps to prolong the my oily skin’s apparent glow as well as contributing to the even skin tone that we all are seeking. It’s oil free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic- which means it won’t clog your pores. Super important as we have just taken all the above steps to prevent the clogging. If you are going to be in the sun make sure to protect your skin. Wear fashionable floppy hats to protect your skin. The worst thing is to not have protected your skin and to watch your blemishes or dark spots get darker as you enjoy your summer.