How great is this weather! I am totally loving the summer heatwave. Over the last few weeks, I have switched up my skin care routine, my main focus is on sun protection, deep cleansing and hydration.
Running outside is apparently not very good for your skin, especially running in the sun. I try to run early to avoid the heat and I try to stick to running in the shade as much as possible, and I always wear SPF. If you live in a city then it’s even more important to wear SPF everyday, the combination of sun damage and city pollution can clog your pores, cause breakouts and enhance the ageing process.
This summer I have been using Decléor ‘Aroma Sun Expert Protective Anti Wrinkle Face Cream’ SPF 30. It feels like a moisturiser but it’s not too thick. It’s one of the only suncreams that I have used that doesn’t cause pimples.
I have two favourite cleansing products at the moment.
1. Origins ‘Checks and Balances’ Frothy Face Wash. I’ve been using this face wash for at least a year. I never really used to consider face wash as an important part of my skin routine. I always thought more about creams and serums, but since I started using this face wash I have a lot less breakouts.
2. This is a new one that I recently discovered, balanceme ‘Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser. It’s a natural skincare brand and is free from parabens, sulphates, microbeads, artificial fragrances and colours. It’s great for removing make up but it’s not harsh and doesn’t leave my skin dry.
Daily essentials. Origins Ginzing Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream & Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream. These are my two absolute favourites that I use every single day. The face cream is quite thick, so it is really hydration and makes my skin dewy but not too shiny.
Earlier this year I was sent a gift from Caudalíe Paris, one of the products they sent me was their Beauty Elixir. I’d heard that it was a best seller but I had not idea what it was. Well, I’m not a beauty expert but it really is AMAZING! It’s a natural product made with rose, organic balm mint and rosemary. It’s super refreshing, especially in this hot weather.
My night time skin routine, is pretty simple, I cleanse my face and then use Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. I’ve been using this for about a month and I keep telling everyone about it! If you invest in one new beauty product this summer, I highly recommend this is the one!