Summer 2016
Skincare Routine

9:00 AM

Today I am sharing my current skincare routine for the summer season. Some of my routine is similar to my Spring skincare but some things have changed and I wanted to share what I am currently using. Keep reading if you want to see how I take care of my skin!

My Morning Routine

I like to keep my morning routine very simple and to the point. I simply use a cleanser with my Pro X brush, then follow up with a moisturizer, and sunscreen. If I am applying any makeup that day then I will leave out the sunscreen on my face as my foundation contains SPF. Here are the products I am currently using.

Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleaning Brush
This brush has made a huge impact on my skin, not only does it provide a clean feel to my face but it easily removes makeup and does not irritate it in any way. It is very affordable and provides two settings depending on your needs. I highly recommend this brush! I do only use it once a day as I do not want to overly deep clean my face.

Philosophy Purity Cleanser
This remains my go to cleanser as it does the best job of any I have used with giving me a fully clean face with ease. It provides a formula that lathers up nicely and does not cause any irritation to my skin. I use this sometimes at night as well.

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer
Once my skin is cleansed, this is my current go to daily moisturizer. I love the scent it carries and how quickly it sets into my skin. It also contains SPF so if I am not going out that day then I will skip applying my full sunscreen.

COOLA SPF 50 Sport Suncreen in the scent Fresh Mango
My current favorite sunscreen is this one by Coola, they have some of the best smelling skin products out there and I love that this sunscreen does not feel greasy on the skin at all. The scent lingers for some time on the skin and provides great coverage.

My Evening Routine

In the evening, I focus a lot on hydration since I suffer from dry skin issues. I want to make sure that my skin is not only clean but also has a deep hydrating product that will keep my skin moisturized all night. If I have a full face of makeup or need a deep clean, then I will use the same cleanser from my morning routine before using the following products.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes
I begin my routine with making sure my face is fully clean, these makeup removing wipes do an amazing job of getting all of my makeup off and leaving my skin feeling refreshed. I do sometimes use my morning cleanser as well but it depends on how much is left on my face after using these wipes.

Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum
After my face is fully cleansed, I apply a small amount of this serum which has made a huge difference in my hyper-pigmentation issues, as well as providing a great base for my moisturizer. This product has been such a huge plus to my nightly routine.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream
This is my favorite moisturizer to use at night as the formula is thick and truly sets in quickly and provides my skin a nice layer of moisture to get me through the night. I love the natural ingredient list and how a little goes a long way.

Avene Thermal Spring Water
If it any point, I feel my skin needs more hydration whether it be at night or in between using a face mask or cleansing, this spray is a great way to get a boost of hydration. I love how well it works and the fact that it soothes with ease.

Extra Products

About once a week, I fully exfoliate my skin and apply a mask. These are the products that I most use for this process during the summer.

Olay Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser
This is the exfoliating cleanser that came with my ProX brush and is one that I really do enjoy. The formula is thick and a small amount is all that is needed to fully cleanse my face. It can be quite abrasive so I do not like to use this too often. I typically cleanse my face with this at night before using my weekly mask.

clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant
When my skin feels more dry than usual or just overly stressed, I like to use a deep exfoliant and this is one of my favorites. The charcoal and sea salt texture provides a deep yet non irritating clean which gives my skin a nice restart. I typically use this every two weeks.

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask
This is one of my favorite masks to use as it not only draws out the impurities in my skin but it also gives me a nice, fresh layer to my skin. It does not overly dry it out nor cause any irritation and I love the blackberry scent it carries.

I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into my summer skincare routine. If you would like a full review of any of the products mentioned then please let me know! I did a full review of the Valentia products mentioned in two separate posts. Click here for my review of the serum, and here for my review of the mask.

If you missed my Spring skincare routine, then click here to check it out.

In the comments below, let me know your must have skincare products for summer.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

Disclaimer: Some of the products mentioned in this post were provided to me for free. All pictures and opinions are my own.

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