For as long as I can remember I have never had clear skin and when the Summer season hits and it gets sticky and sweaty my skin would get even worse. I hated to wear makeup during the Summer because I knew, or I thought I knew, that it was wrecking havoc on my face. Fast forward to all the things I have learned in my 33 years so far and skincare seems like my second job, well probably more like fourth or fifth with everything I have to do as a housewife. So here are some of my favorites for surviving the Summer months and a few of my tricks to make sure that my skin stays blemish free during, what I consider, the absolute worst time of year for those who have bad skin like I did. (Disclaimer: If you follow me on social media you know that I have switched over to skincare products that I sell through It Works! I will never shamelessly plug my health business, but these are what used to work, if you want to know what I currently use, follow me on Facebook and Instagram or shoot me an email to get started).Cleanser
The day I discovered Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash was a game changer. I had tried EVERYTHING when it came to facial cleansers, and nothing seemed to work. I hated what harsh cleansers did to my face. I think I hated even more that everyone said it had to get worse before it got better. The minute I began using Kate Somerville,my face just felt better, and I had zero reactions right from the beginning. Yes, it can be expensive but if I have learned anything through the years, all the products that I now purchase may cost a bit more than drugstore brands, but they really do last and you don’t need a ton of product, which was another hard lesson learned.
Facial Cleansing Tool
A ton of people will say that these are way too expensive and there are cheaper brands to buy, but I have had my Clarisonic Mia since I got married! All I have to do is buy new heads every few months and charge the machine about once a month. I only use this at night and only when I have had makeup on that day. I knew I was taking a risk when I bought it because of how much it cost, and I was not sure it would work, but it was well worth the investment. I guess if there is one thing to gain from anything you find on my blog, spend the money now, so you don’t waste money in the long run. I never thought that investing in things could truly save me money, but it has. Why as women do we think we aren’t worth spending the money on. I get the mommies out there have other priorities but for once, put yourself ahead of anything else, it truly will be magical.
My husband finds it humorous to tell everyone and anyone who will listen that I use water in a can. Yes, I do. I use Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray and don’t deny it. Those who suffer from adult acne know that skin needs moisture to clear up, not dryness. I use this the most during the Winter because my skin gets so dry, but in Summer when I am out and about, and people have their air conditioners blaring, my skin dries out. We also have been traveling a ton the last few months, and this helps to put moisture back into your skin after long plane rides.
This one is simple, my dermatologist recommended it, and I bought it and have never looked back. Truly a magical moisturizer and you can get it from Amazon – don’t we all love Amazon and the ease of ordering. So if you need a change in moisturizer check out Epionce Medical Barrier Cream.MakeUp Favorites
Have you guessed yet, I hate wearing makeup, I truly do. If I could go every single day without it, I would, and most days I do – which is probably why you don’t see many selfies of me, I am never dressed. But for real, I hate to put on a ton of makeup in the Summer because of the heat, so I typically just use a tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier and finish with this amazing Loose Setting Powder. Again, not super cheap but I barely use anything. I am that girl that has to throw makeup out because it is so far past the expiration date. I know, it is makeup suicide, and those beauty bloggers out there are cringing while reading this, but if I am one thing, it is honest.
If you are living under a rock you may not know this but, we live in the South, and that should be enough to understand why I am obsessed with Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens. I have used these as underarm blotters, I know, it’s crazy, but they worked and who wants to look like they are sweating even when we all know we are.
Ok, those are my favorites for surviving the Summer heat here in the South and still look good. I also have to share these amazing bags that I ordered from LuckyDuck Labels and TheBeyoutyBureau. Follow them on Instagram and buy these bags to store all your makeup skincare obsessions, simply the cutest and they speak the truth!