Sunday, 5 June 2016

My summer skincare routine

During the summer I always keep my skincare fairly simple. Since I wear very little make up in the warmer months I always feel the need to go back to basics and a few old favourites to keep my skin clear and radiant and get the best possible base for any make up products. My skin care routine in the summer is pretty basic but I've found that this is what really works for me...

I always start to use a moisturizer with SPF around April to re-balance and protect my skin from any harmful sun damage and this Simple Light Protecting Moisturizer is what I am currently using. Its quite watery in texture but sinks straight into the skin with very little residue left over and gives my face a nice healthy glow.Regular SPF use is also pretty crucial if you want to keep skin looking young as it protects it from the environment. I've also been using the Simple Micellar Water as a toner in the mornings which is as gentle as water and leaves my skin feeling extremely clean. I actually really love Simple products and I'd recommend most of them to anyone who is on a budget as they are also extremely affordable!

It wouldn't be possible to chat through my skin care routine without including the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser which is a real 'all year round' product for me. I use this morning and night and I really see a difference in my skin when I use it regularly. It exfoliates as well as cleanses and leaves my skin so soft and refreshed. Its also really gentle and takes eye make off easily and smells lovely too! Speaking of cleansing I tend to use a mask weekly to help prevent breakouts and unclog my pores and my recent mask of choice has been the Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask which is just a standard clay mask but contain salicylic acid it really works and helps to dry out pimples and minimize and refine pores, It also smells like peppermint which is an added bonus!

In the evening I normally just use my Liz Earle Cleanser again and apply the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo + (currently on offer) to any breakouts or particularly troublesome areas. This really does help to minimize the appearance of red spots and reduce over all scarring and as a former acne sufferer I am quite on the ball with things like this. I then use the Dr Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief Advanced Face Serum (post here) which is extra soothing and perfect for sensitive skin. This really helps with anti-ageing as well as calming any redness or irritation and waking up the morning after using this I always notice that my skin appears less fatigued and more radiant. If there is one bad thing I would say about this product however its that it is quite expensive and I HATE the smell of it! Still a great product though really!

What is your skin care routine like in the summer months? Have you ever used any of these products? 


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