People often tell me that I have great skin and ask for my skin secrets. As much as I'd like to say it is inherited and I naturally look good, I think it is mainly down to my skincare regime and the amount of quality products that I use. I always use SPF, a great moisturiser and try stay out of the sun. I have a makeup free day at least once a week to allow my skin to settle and I believe in regular facials - even if they are 'Do it Yourself' at home. As we've just entered summer and everyone wants the perfect summer skin, I've decided to put together a few of my summer skincare essentials so you at home know what I use on a daily basis and the products that really help my skin.
Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream
As I suffer from dry skin, a good exfoliating cream is a must. I've always been a big fan of Clarins and find their products to be gentle and soothing on the skin. This Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream boasts dual-action microbeads with soothing Mimosa extract which helps erase flaky surface cells and tighten pores. This product leaves my skin feeling fresh and silky smooth after use.
Body Shop Body Butter Grapefruit
Body Shop butters come in so many amazing summer scents and are great for adding fragrance and moisture to the body. I picked this up from the Body Shop a few weeks ago and haven't stopped using it. The grapefruit scent is juicy and fresh and leaves my skin feeling soft.
Clarins Daily Energizer Moisturiser
If you struggle to wake up in the morning and need an energy boost, this is a product you should think about picking up. The Clarins Daily Energizer Moisturiser is a product that I religiously buy and use. The Energizer cream gives you soft, silky skin and a radiant, healthy looking complexion. When my skin looks dull and needs a healthy glow, this is my go to product.
Estee Lauder Daywear facial SPF 50
I often worry about sun damage and I'm usually the first to put on suncream when the weather gets brighter. This Estee Lauder Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant and UV defense SPF 50 can be worked easily into your morning skin care regime and helps protect against sun damage and keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Soap and Glory CC Cream
I searched so long for a good CC cream that suited my skin tone and gave me the coverage I wanted without having to use a foundation and this Soap and Glory CC cream was the one that I eventually fell head over heels for. This CC cream is a multi-action tinted moisture fluid with an SPF 15 to protect your skin against sun damage,hyper bright technology to illuminate skin tone, lightscrambling superblur micromesh to blur out the appearance of lines and wrinkles and energinseng, an energising antioxidant extract. This fluid applies really easily and gives great coverage whilst also feeling moisturising on the skin. This is perfect for those looking to go on holiday and don't fancy wearing foundation on a daily basis.
Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack
Last but definitely not least is the Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack. I suffer from really bad dark circles around my eyes and I'm always on the lookout for products that help soothe my puffy eyes and reduce the dark appearance. This hydrating eye treatment is perfect for overtired and puffy eyes. The product features Botanical Peptides that are clinically proven to help reduce dark circles, an oxygen boosting Oxyginsengtm complex, moisture boosting hyper hydraters and cool cucumber to help tone, firm and condition the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. I use this product every day and have noticed that my eyes are looking less puffy and firmer.
What are your Summer Skincare Essentials?