Reviving My Summer Skin
Summer skin, I love it and I hate it. During the warm summer months I have the craziest and most unpredictable skin.
My t-zone longs to be dry and flaky but suddenly it’s met its summer match and evolves into a greasy, flaky mess. In the summer months of Tennessee humidity I tend to stay a little sweaty and salty when it comes to my face.
I’m not necessarily thrilled about my combination skin but I have come to terms with it. I have discovered a few products and a new routine that helps keep my face happy!
Keeping Makeup To A Minimal
During the summer I don’t wear much on my face. It just doesn’t make since to have a full face of makeup that I will just sweat off or rub off with sunscreen.
My new routine includes:
- Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream mixed with Yes To Moisturizer
- Mineral Fusion Blush and Bronzer
- Pacifica Ice Baby Mineral Highlighter
- Pacifica Dream Big Lash Extending Mascara
- Benefit Goof Proof Brows
Short and simple just like me…literally I’m only 4’10”, however, I am probably overly complicated.
Find A Everyday Sunscreen
Y’all! I cant even start to explain how many times I just stand in front of the sunscreen aisle at Target with a blank stare.
Picking a safe sunscreen that my kids and I can wear on a every day basis has been such a challenge the past couple of summers. As a mom, I find sunscreen so important yet so scary. Most chemicals that are applied to the skin are absorbed directly into your bloodstream. Many of the common chemicals used in sunscreen are cancer causing and are known to disturb hormones, and that’s just a brief list of risks. I also have noticed that low quality sunscreens can cause breakouts on this mama face.
Finally, I have found an AMAZING sunscreen! Block Island has become my favorite sunscreen this summer. It scores a 1 on the EWG guide to sunscreen, which is the best score a product can receive. Block Island has excellent UVA protection and has low health concerns.
I try to keep my night time routine as simple as possible. I want to provide time for my skin to rest. After a warm shower, I use Pacifia’s Sea Water Makeup Removing Wipes. These wipes are so refreshing on my skin.
Three nights a week I also use the Trophy Skin MiniMD Microdermabrasion System. This amazing and easy to use tool, helps so much with the flaky skin I had mentioned before. I get great results without using any chemicals on my face. The MiniMD leaves my skin glowing and well exfoliated.
I hope these tips can revive your skin and help you get though the rest of summer.