Ah, summer. The time of year when even the thought of wearing anything but a little moisturizer on my face makes me melt. The humidity paired with the heat makes it nearly impossible to remain fresh-faced, but I find that focusing on my skincare routine really makes a difference. I start with a gentle cleanser (usually Cetaphil) and work from there. But on the days where my skin needs extra cleansing, I apply the Origins Clear Improvement mask and leave it on for about 15 min. Activated charcoal is getting a lot of attention lately, but I’ve been using this mask for years. It really removes impurities from my pores, and I do notice a difference when I don’t use if for a while.
For moisturizer, I love the Josie Maran Daily Argan moisturizer. The consistency is lightweight, the argan oil helps to control the oil production in my T-zone (the argan oil helps to balance the skin), and the SPF 40 is great for sun protection.
For days when I’m out and about, a spritz (or four) of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a godsend. I store mine in the fridge, and put the bottle in my makeup bag right before I walk out the door. It helps to not only re-hydrate my skin, but prevents me from looking a sweaty mess on the city streets.
What's in your summer arsenal?