Oh my gosh memorial day weekend is here! That means one thing. Summer is here! With that comes all the sunshine, time spent outside, and all the other things to love about summer. It also means dry, tight and sometimes sunburned skin. I spend so much time out in the sun in the summer and my skin needs some extra tlc which is why I have perfected my summer skincare routine to not only better protect myself from the sun but give it some extra moisture and love.
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My Current Summer Skincare Routine
I will be the first admit that I have taken my tolerant skin for granted for most of my life. I have never been prone to breakouts or had an serious issues with bad acne or discoloration so my skin care routine was basically just face soap at night to take off my makeup. Well, I am realizing now that I should have started showing it more love especially during the summer a long time ago. But hey, its never to late to start right?
Now days my skincare routine is still not super intensive but its simple, effective and makes me feel like I am doing something better for my skin including wearing sunscreen almost every day.
My Morning Skincare Routine
Does anyone else hate how their skin feels when they wake up in the morning? All I do is sleep but I wake up and I feel like my skin needs a good cleaning in the morning to not feel kind of icky from the night.
Cleanser: Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
I love using this gentle cleanser in the morning because I feel like it doesn’t make my skin dry and still leaves me feeling refreshed and clean.
Moisturizer: Simple Rich Moisturizer
This stuff is great for mornings because its super hydrating but also absorbs into the skin super quickly so you don’t have to wait long to pop on your makeup and get back to your day. Both super important for any summer skincare routine.
It might be a tad bit pricey but this stuff is literally the best daily sunscreen I have ever used. Doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy or oily, wears great under makeup and its a great alternative to wear as part of my no makeup makeup look or by its self and has a high SPF. You can’t ask for anything better then that.
My Night Time Routine
I will be honest, I am lazy when it comes to taking of my makeup and washing my face at the end of the day. I just want to be able to crawl into bed and go to sleep so my routine is simple, easy and doesn’t take more then just a few minutes.
Makeup Remover: Neutrogena Makeup Wipes
The blue package. These are seriously my favorite drug store makeup wipes because they are great at making sure you get every little bit of foundation and eye makeup off leaving your face feeling clean.
Exfoliator: Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
I use this gentle exfoliator at the end of every day to really make sure my skin is clear of any junk from SPF, and makeup I have put on my skin. Some people say you shouldn’t exfoliate every day but it works for me and I have actually seen fewer little white head pimples since using this.
Serum: Aveeno MaxGlow
You can use this as a primer as well if you want in the morning to give yourself a stunning glow under your makeup but for me I really love how fresh and dewy and hydrating this feels on my skin at night.
Moisturizer: Fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer