Summer has abruptly hit Pittsburgh and my face was not ready for it.
Not only am I dealing with a crazy heat rash on my forehead but my skin has been super oily because of my outdoor workouts and being a baseball mom.
I knew the time was coming for me to switch from my moisturizing winter routine to fit my summer needs and I wanted to share my routine with you all. I’m a combo skin girl but usually my oil production increases during the summer time.
Summer Skin Care Routine for Combination Skin
Wash 2x a day with a cleanser that will help fight breakouts and keep my skin matte.
My favorite cleanser is:
Boscia – Detoxifying Black Cleanser
This Black Cleanser heats up on contact with skin to effectively open and de-clog pores. Its gel texture transforms into a gentle and effective lather to dissolve oil and makeup, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, impurities, and excess oil. It refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and minimizes the look of pores over time.
I follow that with a hydrating yet soothing toner that helps to control my trouble areas like my T-zone.
I prefer to use:
Lush – Tea Tree Water
Oily, dull or tired skin brightens up with a routine spritz of Tea Tree Water. Cleansing tea tree, juniper berry and grapefruit waters keep skin looking fresh and balance skin tone. Light and refreshing Tea Tree Water reduces redness and clears excess oil without drying so you can put your best face forward.
I’ve just started adding in facial serum’s and after doing some research I’m going to give
Puritan’s Pride – Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This moisturizing lightweight serum contains Hyaluronic Acid to help nourish and hydrate your skin for a youthful-looking, healthy glow. Use the serum daily for a radiant, vibrant complexion.
My last two steps are usually only done 2 or 3 times a week.
I exfoliate 2x a week because of how much I workout outside to help unclog my pores and keep my skin fresh.
My favorite exfoliator is:
Clean & Clear – Blackhead Eraser Scrub
See fewer blackheads in just two days! CLEAN & CLEAR® BLACKHEAD ERASER® Scrub has unique exfoliating multi-action beads that work to gently remove the trapped dirt, oil, and dead skin that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Three sizes of multi-action beads allow surface exfoliation and a deep down clean. Salicylic Acid, an acne fighting medicine, clears blackheads and helps prevent new ones from forming.
I love this because it helps to control my blackheads.
The other step is to do a mask before all of the aforementioned steps.
Lately I’ve been loving the Cupcake mask from Lush.
Cupcake is our one fresh face mask that was created for a bit of fun. At the time, our inventor’s daughter was a young girl having slumber parties with her girlfriends every weekend, so he whipped up a chocolate mint mask for young, oily skin (officially solidifying him as the coolest dad ever). If you suffer from oily or spotty skin, slather it in this cocoa concoction. With spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse- Cupcake is a sweet savior for young faces. Smothering yourself in chocolate for clearer skin? Every teenage girl’s dream.
That’s it. What are some of your summer skincare tips?
Do you switch up your skincare routine between seasons?
Peace and Love ❤