Sun, sand, and surf is what it’s all about right now. Oh, and sunblock! For those that are enjoying summer to the fullest, this post is for you (and your skin!). We generally take a more natural approach during the summer months when it comes to our makeup and hair, but all the products we’re using to protect ourselves from the sun can take a toll on a clear complexion. My go-to facial products continue to give me life through the warmer months, and I’m sharing them with you here! P.S. two of them you can buy at the drug store!

CLEAN

Skincare starts with clean skin. Period. Finding the right facial cleanser for your skin type is critical. I’ve tried lots of brands and finally settled on something you can find at the drug store for under $7. For the last two years I’ve been using Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser and I’ve seen positive results since. I love that it’s light and doesn’t clog my pores with unnecessary ingredients found in most facial products.

I have combination skin; mostly dry, but I tend to get oily by the end of the day. The Aveeno face wash is gentle and non-drying, something I look for in a facial cleanser. I get fewer breakouts with this than with any other face wash I’ve used. The important thing to note here is that your skin chemistry can change from time to time depending on what’s going on inside your body, so finding products that match your current situation is key.

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MOISTURIZE

Keeping my skin hydrated has always been a battle. Because I have combination skin (dry/oily) I tend to have problems finding the right moisturizer. The one I’ve trusted for over a year now is the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – no, this is not an ad for Aveeno! Although, if the Aveeno folks are reading this – sign me up! This daily moisturizer is light and easy on my skin, giving me less breakouts and nourishing my skin at the same time.

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POLISH

With all the sunblock, moisturizers, and other things we’re putting on our face, you can’t forget to scrub regularly – deep cleansing is a great practice for reducing product build up and cleaning out pores. One of my favorite skincare rituals is scrubbing away all the dirt and revealing the soft, clean skin underneath.  One of my current favorites is from the Burke Williams skincare line H2V called Buff. Buff is a refining exfoliant with microdermabrasion crystals and corn meal that provides even and complete exfoliation. The bentonite clay assists with detoxifying and helps keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.  I like to use this once a week in combination with the rest of my routine. I love what it’s doing for my skin! Learn more about Burke Williams skin care line by visiting the online shop.

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Because I love this product so much I’m doing a giveaway for Buff and a 3-Day Spa Pass to Burke Williams Spa! To enter the giveaway, see my latest Instagram post @LoveLaVieDaily and follow instructions. Good Luck!

I hope you’re having a fabulous summer and keeping that face looking flawless!

XOX – J



 

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