I'm also looking forward to some cooler days here in Charleston, though I know those are a long way off. Don't get me wrong, I love the summer. But summers in Charleston (with approximately 3425% humidity) wreak havoc on my already difficult hair and my skin!
One of the things I was really good about doing before our wedding was taking good care of my skin on a normal basis and I've been really bad about doing that until recently. Let's not get started on the love chub and my lack of gym appearances!
So today I thought I'd share some of the products I use with my summer skin care routine and see if y'all have any other good recommendations.
Caladryl Lotion: I think I've raved about this before but this is one of those cheap tricks my Mom taught me in high school when I was battling zits and I swear by it! I put a dot of Calamine on any problem areas, or areas that look a little iffy, and they dry up within a day or two! It's also good for a lot of other uses (I think I may be like the Dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding with his bottle of Windex... anyone?)
Olay Regenerist At Home Microdermabrasion Kit: I only use this about once a month because I also use the Philosophy Peel Pads (see below) but I love it. For a relatively low cost, it makes my face feel so soft and clean! I think it helps even my skin tone, but who knows, maybe it's just in my head?! Either way, I'll keep using it!
Philosophy Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads: I've been using these about once a week and I really like how soft my face feels after! Plus they are easy to use. They leave sort of a weird feeling on your skin until you wash your face afterwards but I definitely notice a brighter skin tone and some smaller pores (it's got a lot of work to do on this face) after a few uses.
Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Suntan Lotion: This stuff is the best for your face in the summer. I put it on before my makeup sometimes if I know I'll be outside for an extended amount of time. It doesn't make your face feel oily at all.
Ponds Dry Skin Cream: Like the Caladryl, I use this on repeat all year long. Even though my face is more oily in the summer, I still put this on in the morning because it makes me feel so refreshed!
Also, not pictured, I love Biore pore strips! Those bad boys are amazing and kind of gross at the same time.
So what are some of your favorite products? Anyone else do mini- facials at home?