My summer skincare + makeup routine below. Please keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different and humidity (or lack thereof) can impact longevity, as well as the efficacy of products. We live in a very hot humid area and I have sensitive and rosacea prone skin. All products that I currently use in my daily routine are linked below.
ONE // FACE WASH
Even though I have very sensitive skin, I wash my face twice a day. That said, whatever I use on my face needs to be very gentle. Lately, I have been using this “new” Neutrogena ultra gentle daily facial cleanser in the morning and night. The product is for sensitive skin, meant to clean without over drying and is soap free, dye free, as well as hypoallergenic. At night, I do a double cleanse and first wipe off my makeup with the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes then wash my face with this cleanser.
TWO // VITAMIN C SERUM
A few months back, I started using a Vitamin C serum—specifically SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. After I wash my face, I pat 3-5 drops into my face. I have noticed that this serum helps with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plus has helped calm my rosacea prone skin.
THREE // HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
After the Vitamin C serum, I do one pump of the Replenix Hyaluronic Acid serum. This was recommended by my dermatologist awhile back and helps replenish the moisture in my skin + calm my rosacea. For daytime, I often use this serum in lieu of a moisturizer.
FOUR // SUNSCREEN
Especially during the summer, I try to use 50 spf sunscreen every day in addition to my foundation makeup which also has sunscreen. I particularly like the SkinCeuticals physical sunscreen (Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50) which is chemical free and provides UVA/UVB protection. Often, chemical based sunscreens irritate my skin. This particular one has a “universal tint” but is not too dark for my very fair skin. It also works well under makeup.
FIVE // FOUNDATION
Currently, I use MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. My shade is NW10 for fair + rosy skin. This foundation is oil free but not drying. When I want to add some powder for extra coverage, I use the Chanel compact below in 12 Beige Rose. Both of these foundations have SPF 15 and wear well across the course of the day.
SIX // EYES
I use a nice brown eyeliner and then mascara. I particularly like the brown eyeliners from Chanel (Color / Mat Taupe) and Urban Decay (Whiskey). For mascara, L’Oréal makes a nice one. Too Faced and Chanel are also good options. I also like the Bobbi Brown sparkle eyeshadow in the color “Sunlight” which adds sparkle without looking too glittery.
SEVEN // LIPS
My very favorite lipstick is by MAC – “Blankety.” I also use Bobbi Brown lip pencils + Buxom Lip Plumping Gloss.
EIGHT // MOISTURIZER
I usually only use at night but Triple Lipid Restore by SkinCeuticals.
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