All-Natural Summer Skincare Routine

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Finding a skincare routine that actually works is like scaling a mountain – so trying, but so rewarding when you reach the top.  My skin is very finicky and changes with the seasons, so I basically had to completely overhaul my skincare between winter and summer.  I finally have a combination of products that are working well for my skin.

(FYI, my skin is combination-normal right now.  It is not oily nor dry. I have not had any real breakouts in a couple of months.  The main issue I have been dealing with is some clogged pores.)

Morning Routine:

In the morning I start with Osmia Organics Luz Enzyme Facial Soap which I’ve only been using for about two weeks.  I absolutely love this soap – it lathers so well but doesn’t strip my skin at all.  I follow that with a few spritzes of Britannie’s Thyme Balancing Facial Toner, which feels cooling due to peppermint oil.  However, this toner is surprisingly gentle on my skin.  I love it for summer.

I follow with a few drops of oil, lately it has been either Skin Owl Beauty Drops in Geranium or Meow Meow Tweet Face Oil, both of which I really enjoy.  The scents of both are quite nice, too, though the MMT is a bit earthier.  These two oils are also very affordable as far as all-natural face oils go.  Finally, I usually add a pea sized amount of Acure Oil Control Facial Moisturizer and spread it over my face before I start on my sunscreen and makeup.

 

Night Routine:

Night is more intensive because not only do I need to remove my makeup, but I want to prepare my skin with high-quality products that will work during the night.  I have been using the Meow Meow Tweet Oil Cleanser to remove makeup.  I remove eye makeup first and then use it on the rest of my face with a hot muslin cloth. I don’t think I like this oil cleanser as a first step.  It doesn’t remove my eye makeup well enough.  I think after I use this up I will switch back to Indigo Wild Zum Facial Cleanser which does the job better for a great price.

Once makeup is removed, I take a konjac sponge with a half pump of Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser to gently cleanse my face.  I have really enjoyed this cleanser the past several weeks I’ve used it.  Again, I spritz some Britannie’s Thyme Balancing Facial Toner and a couple of drops of the same oil from the morning – either Skin Owl Beauty Drops in Geranium OR Meow Meow Tweet Face Oil. I warm up a tiny amount of Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Eye Balm between my fingers and massage around my eye area. I actually prefer this eye balm to other eye products I’ve tried because this one is so thick.  I actually love that aspect of it because my eyes are still moisturized in the morning.

After these products have had a couple of minutes to sink into my skin, I massage into my skin one pump of True Nature Botanicals Pacific Night Serum with Retinol (about 3-4 times a week). I love this product and don’t even want to think about it being empty. It is so gentle on my skin and doesn’t cause any irritation at all.

 

Weekly:

About twice a week I gently scrub my face with the Acure Brightening Facial Scrub.  And about once a week I have been using the Mahalo Pele Face Mask which so far, seems to be the best face mask I have ever used.  My skin always looks better the day after I use this mask.

Have you used any of these products?  What skincare products are you having success with this summer?

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