During the summer months skin care is especially important. We expose ourselves to the sun more during the summer, thus we expose ourselves to harmful UVA & UVB rays. Now I’m not trying to sound like a crazed anti-sun crusader. In fact it’s healthy to get sun – rays from the sun are a great source of vitamin D – and who doesn’t love a day at the beach. However, it is important to have fun in the sun in a healthy & safe manner. So if you are out, please use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 & make sure you have a shaded are to escape to.
But if you do get a bit more pink than tan (shit happens) then you want to sooth & hydrate your skin. I love Herbivore Botanicals ‘After Sun.’ It’s a face mist – although it can be used all over – that calms irritated skin with aloe vera, mint & lavender. Personally I use it every time I’m out in the sun for a long time, even if I don’t get burnt.
Now about what I use on my skin on a daily basis. I use a CC cream as my primary foundation. I’m a fan of Chanel‘s CC cream. Not only does it cover incredibly well, but it’s loaded with anti-aging & antioxidant goodness. Bonus, it has SPF 50!
Lotion is another beauty/skincare staple. I actually don’t use lotion every day. I’m not a fan of the feeling of it on my skin (weird I know). Most lotions do contain SPF, so if I’m running around then I’ll put some on. This one by Kiehl’s is actually the Mr.’s – I use it from time to time, shhhh don’t tell. He likes it because despite it’s high SPF content, it’s not that greasy. Also he has really sensitive skin & it doesn’t bother him.
I have naturally really dry lips. I have tried countless lip balms & most only work for a few hours, or dry out my lips further. I have been using Chanel‘s lip balm for about a year now & it does a great job of keeping my lips hydrated.
Have any summer skin essentials? Tell me about them below.