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I LOVE my dear state of Texas, but it’s no secret that summer in SETX is HOT. The sun is always beating down (ya know, except for when the occasional thunderstorm rolls through for approx. 30 minutes without any warning or cloud in the sky, before leaving just as quickly as it came), so it’s important to choose the right skincare products in order to cope with the summertime heat.
I personally like to choose products, especially in the summer, that are light on my skin and don’t make me feel cakey or like I’m wearing a mask during the day. Trust me, when it’s 101 degrees outside with 90% humidity, I bet you feel the SAME way.
Here are some of the products I use during summer to keep my skin looking clear and feeling cool:
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
I love, love, LOVE this scrub! I’ve been using it since I was a freshman in high school, THAT’S how much I love it. I also think the St. Ives brand in general is just a fantastic skincare brand. I’m a faithful user of a few of their products and they have never steered me wrong. The best thing about this one is that it’s only $6 PER BOTTLE. I use this scrub both in the morning to help wake up my skin and in the evening when I’m showering to help exfoliate my face and cleanse my pores of the makeup from that day.
Tea Tree Water
This is a toner made by one of my favorite skin care lines, Lush! Lush is just an all-around great company. Not only are all of their products handmade and packaged with recycled and recyclable materials, but they also fight animal testing and aim to provide some of the BEST customer service to each and every person who walks into a Lush store. Seriously, I love going into Lust stores almost for the sole purpose of everyone being so insanely nice (plus it smells INCREDIBLE and their bath bombs are pretty and glittery and fun).
I use this product after I wash my face in the morning to prep my face before I put on my makeup. It works REALLY well for oil-control and also helps brighten your face (and my tired 5:30 am eyes), helping to keep your skin fresh all day!
Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup
So this is what I like to call my “daytime makeup.” It’s perfect for using during the day, especially during the summertime because it’s a light foundation that blends well with your skin and gives you coverage for the day, but doesn’t feel cakey or heavy on your skin. It’s also sweat and humidity resistant, which makes it an ideal foundation for summer here in SETX. I use number 07 in shade Cream Chamois and it works perfectly for me, even if I get a summertan! After application, you can either set it with a powder or leave it as it and you’ll have a long-lasting foundation throughout the day.
Clean & Clear Oil-Blotting Sheets
Okay these are some of the greatest things in the world!! These oil blotting sheets are PERFECT if you have oily skin and usually have to end up having to add more powder to your face throughout the day to control shine. I personally hate having to add more powder to my face when I’m feeling oily or extra shiny. It’s like I’m just pressing the oil into my face and adding makeup on top of it… YUCKKKKKKKK!!
But with these, I just take one and blot it all over my face, specifically focusing on my T-Zone, and that’s it!! It doesn’t remove any makeup you already have on and it makes your skin look matte and oil-free!
Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes
Finally, for when you’re ready to take your makeup off at the end of the day (and you should ALWAYS take off your makeup at the end of the day!!!) the BEST makeup removing wipes that I’ve found are these by Neutrogena. They remove makeup easily without having to scrub and rub your face and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized without an oily residue. They are GREAT for removing eye makeup without any harsh rubbing of your eyes and they don’t hurt your eyes or make them sting at all. I use these every single night without fail after getting out of the shower to remove any leftover makeup from the day and make sure my skin is clean and makeup-free!
That’s it! These are just some of my favorite products I use to beat the heat in the summertime and really most of the year here in Texas! I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do and find them useful to your summer skincare regimen! If you like these products or have any YOU would recommend to ME (I’m always up for trying out something new!) comment below and let me know!