07.26.2017

Wellness Wednesday || Summer Skin Care

I’ve always been super rigid about my skincare routine….. no matter how late the night, my make-up came off and moisturizer was applied. Not much has changed. I remember the night I went into labor, I insisted that I needed to remove my make-up and go through my entire routine…. I simply can’t stand when my skin doesn’t feel clean, or when old make-up is sitting on it. All that to say, I invest in my skin, since, it’s pretty much what everyone sees and I’d prefer to take care of it now, than regret it later…..

So, aside from wearing a wide brimmed hat every time I’m out at the pool or beach, I also apply my sunscreen, and use the following products to keep my skin feeling youthful, hydrated, and glowing.

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Moisturizer: 

1. TULA Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment: I can’t tell you how many bottles of this goodness I have gone through. Yet, in the summer months my skin tends to be on the dry side and this stuff makes it feel completely nourished and hydrated. I put it on last in my evening skincare routine.

2. Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream: I use this incredibly lightweight moisturizer before I apply my make-up. Since it acts as a barrier to environmental stressors (wind, pollution, and dry climates) it’s a great bottom layer in my morning beauty routine. It also helps my make-up go on more smoothly.

Self-Tanning:

1. Coola Dry Oil Mist: I’ve never been a fan of self-tanners, but this stuff is pretty amazing. I apply it when needed and within a few hours, I can start to notice a difference. It’s super easy to apply, since you spray it on, and there isn’t any weird smell. I’ve been using it for a little over a month and have been extremely happy with the results.

2. Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Serum: I apply this a few times a week during my evening beauty routine, to create a gradual tan on my face. I mix it with some of my overnight cream, and it smells great. After using it for about a month, I’ve noticed a gradual bronze glow in my face.

Serums: 

1. TULA Eye Renewal Serum: I’m a huge fan of both TULA’s eye creams. This eye renewal serum is applied with a cooling metal applicator, and it helps to de-puff and minimize the look of crow’s feet and fine lines. I’ve noticed a difference in the puffiness under my eyes since using (several months now).

2. Illuminating Face Serum: Love this product. Absolutely love it. I literally feel like my face looks fresh and has a nice glow to it when I use this serum. There was a time when I ran out and had about a week gap in between when I ordered and when it arrived. My face looked slightly more dull and just not as fresh and youthful. I apply this before my moisturizer both day and night.

Masks: 

1. Osea Red Algae Mask: I use this mask once a week, and it’s like most of OSEA Malibu’s  products, it makes me feel like I’m sitting in a spa, undergoing a luxurious treatment. My face tends to breakout in some spots, and have dry patches in others, during the summer months. This mask hydrates and firms my skin, masks blemishes, and helps repair skin that has been exposed to environmental stressors. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water. My skin feels so soft immediately after.

2. TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask: This is my favorite exfoliating treatment mask, hands down. I use it three days a week, and it makes my skin glow. I leave it on for about 5 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water and a washcloth. My face glows after.

Body Treatments: 

1. Salts Of The Earth Body Scrub: I am obsessed with this product. It makes me feel like I’ve just spent an afternoon at the spa with its smell and luxurious exfoliation effect. I use this daily, right before I rinse with soap, and it leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth and silky. If you want to add some luxury to your shower, this stuff is the answer.

2. Algae Oil: Another great product for promoting youthful looking skin. I use it two to three times a week, in the evening, and love how hydrated my skin looks and feels. On evenings when I know I’ll be having a couple glasses of wine, I’m sure to use this, as it minimizes the effects of de-hydration. I also love using it on my hands, as they get so dry and cracked from washing them so frequently.

Hydrating Mists:

1. Urban Defense Hydrating Mist: When I’m traveling, or out in the desert, this mist is a great way to re-hydrate my skin. It calms and soothes my skin amazingly well.