Less than 2 weeks of summer left for this momma with my kids! What happened to the time?! Oh maybe: Tball, dance recital, dance auditions, swim lessons, vaca, VBS, family reunion, you name it we probably did it. I better live in the moment because I blinked and I have an almost first grader and 4 year old.
Our busy lifestyle continues (must find balance!!). Little time is left for self-care for this mom. So my skincare, makeup, & beauty routine remains minimal even though I am an Esthetician and Aesthetic RN. I keep it simple and packed with performance ingredients!
Summer is perfect for simplicity because heat and humidity don't meld well with multiple layered products! I have a few multi functional summer must haves and favorites for my routine daily or weekly! Summer Skincare should be simple, light weight, and flawless. Here are my favorite finds for summer skincare. This Esthetician's favorites include tinted sun protection, beauty oil, and more!
✔️Sunblock! If you haven't been told: SPF should be you're number one anti-aging product used . PERIOD. Yes, I have lots more performance products that we can partner with it , but this is NUMERO UNO. There are various options available on the market, and they use terminology that is now very regulated by the FDA ! So glad! Finally, more regulations on claims like 100 SPF ridiculously false ratings, waterproof labels, & Chemical Sh*t storm of ingredients.
•My personal favorites as an Esthetician include active ingredients of either zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or a combination of both . These are referred to as physical sunblocks and give you UVA and UVB protection and act as a protective barrier to your skin.
•New standards for reapplying in sun exposure recommend every 80 minutes with a SPF rating of 30 to 50 . Anything above that is nominal and protection at 50 basically gives you the top amount as long as reapplication is @ 80 minutes.
Favorite finds: I like multi-functional products if possible. A tinted sun protection that either works as a moisturizer or almost as a foundation base is my preference.
I carry my very own branded SPF that is tinted, Skin Savvy Shade SPF 40. This acts as a tinted moisturizer/silicone based primer in one. It has a beautiful whipped silky tan consistency with a semi-Matte finish. Wear this alone as your SPF or under makeup as a primer.
My other serious favorite is MyChelle dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid Tint in Nude or Tan! If you want a solely matte finish for a tinted sun protection that acts as a light foundation this is it!! Only $23.50 to boot. Pictured below in NUDE. It works beautifully under cream based makeup like Maskcara Beauty. I wrote about my journey to Maskcara last month here@ https://theretreatskinstudio.com/new-blog/2017/6/25/becoming-a-maskcara-beauty-artist-why-this-esthetician-finally-did
I am also loving the Quick Clean Micellar Water from MyChelle dermaceuticals! Purifying cleansing water gently lifts dirt, oil, makeup and in a single step. Infused with Strawberry and Kiwi Extracts and nourishing botanicals to help hydrate, soften, and refresh all skin types. Perfect for those summer nights for a quick removal that feels light and refreshing. Love seeing all the makeup removed on the cotton round or gauze. $15 for 4 oz. Register and shop here, https://wellevate.me/skinsavvybeauty.
My go to treatment product this summer is Lira's illuminating Beauty Oil with PSC. Indulge your skin with this light-weight luxurious hydrating oil. Harmonizes with your skin to provide all day hydration. Provides luminous results with exclusive Mastiha Oil, Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, and Vitamin C. Just a couple of drops and my skin is hydrated and glowing, but not greasy it literally just soaks in and looks plump and supple! I love mulitple performance ingredients in one product! I am a busy working mom, and I don't have time for 8 products!
Lastly, I love Le Mieux's Essence Toner. This is the perfect dual purpose product. It acts as a hydrating toner and serum that is super light weight. It has hydrating hyaluronic acid, plumping peptides, and botantical extracts. I spray it over my face after cleansing, after setting my makeup, and to freshen my makeup or face throughout the day. They recommend this for all skin types even OILY! Le Mieux suggest using it solely as your cleanser in the AM with multiple spritz passes. It is literally just the perfect drink of water for your skin! (6 oz bottle).
ENJOY those last few hugs, play dates, and your kiddo time as school is just around the corner! I can't wait to spend these last few days with my littles. I was away all weekend at a conference and launch that I will share all details soon! Sign up below for all things Skin Savvy. Lastly, comment below on YOUR skincare summer favorites?
Enjoy the rest of summer, take care BEAUTIES!