Summer skin, let's get it.
Last night was the best night of the year for me, why? We had our first BBQ of the year. That sounds dramatic (and maybe I’m over exaggerating a little because 2018 has been the most incredible year) but seriously, there is something about the combination of the new found daylight in the evenings, bare-feet and the smell (and sound) of a sizzling BBQ. Seriously. It’s fair to say, I’m definitely a summer baby.
I’ve been getting a lot of requests to talk about my skincare routine so I figured there would be no better time than now to talk about how I look after my skin as we head into the summer months. If you’ve followed me for awhile you’ll know Clinique is my go-to skincare brand. Their fragrance free approach is so gentle on my skin so I thought I’d highlight my three MUST HAVE products for summer.
NUMBER 1: Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% FUN FACT: Did you know humans are one of the few mammals who don’t have the ability to make Vitamin C ourselves? I literally didn’t know that. The only way for us to get Vitamin C is to get it from an exterior source. One of my answers to this is this serum! I find the winter months make my skin feel a bit dull, I think it’s the lack of sunlight and fresh fruit so for the past few years as summer rolls in I like to do a crash course of this Vitamin C booster. You literally just mix 2 drops into your moisturiser for a 7 days morning and night and honestly you’ll notice a difference in the brightness and texture of your skin.
I have ALWAYS struggled to find a sunscreen that I want to put on my face until I found this! It’s 100% mineral and lightweight so I find if I rub it in well and lit it soak into my skin before apply my concealer then I don’t notice it’s there. This is KEY for me because I am really prone to sun spots and freckles so a daily sunscreen throughout summer in particular is so important! It’s oil-free too so I find my skin doesn’t break out!
NUMBER 3: Clinique Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator OK, if I was stranded on a desert island…THIS IS WHAT I’D TAKE!! Seriously. You’ll know how obsessed with the moisture surge range I am if you follow me on the gram. It’s seriously the bees knees. It’s my go-to when I travel to hydrate my skin, I put it on as a primer because it gives my skin a natural glow under my make up when I have events and it’s a life-saver in summer for that natural dewy, healthy glow! Ok, I’m getting excited but seriously I love this stuff. If you’re looking for a moisturiser (or a soul mate) look no further.
My skincare routine gets hugely simplified over the summer months. I’m always on the go during summer so I like to just have a few favourite things that I can through into an overnight bag and use the sun and salt from the sea to give me everything else I need. I couldn’t recommend these three enough, add them to you Christmas wish or head out and treat yourself (& your skin), you won’t regret it.
Tell me your favourite ways to keep your skin feeling fresh over summer?!