Summer Skincare: Hydration and Sun Protection to the Max

October 2, 2018

This summer I really wanted to keep it basic. Honestly, I find no point in experimenting with new products or formulas while my skin is exposed to the sun and sea salt. These two factors instantly make my skin sensitive and dehydrated. That is why I used only 4 skincare products and my skin and I felt very pleased.

AM Routine

Every morning, after cleansing my face with the APIVITA Cleansing Foam with Olive & Lavender (more about it here), I sprayed (maybe a bit too much) my face with the LA ROCHE- POSAY Thermal Spring Water. It was my first time trying a spring water spray in my skincare routine and maybe all these years I have been leaving under a rock. The product is so cooling and refreshing, always leaving my skin awake and soft. For me, it is a skin savior especially during the sunbathing hours.

 

After that, sun protection followed and with the INTERMED Luxurious Anti-Pollution SPF30 Protective Cream it was always on point. This paraben and GMO free cream protects my skin from premature ageing and solar radiation but at the same time it keeps my skin hydrated. It is a very effective product great for the city life and works really well as a base before makeup with a radiant finish. Lastly, for the eyes I used day and night the BENEFIT It’s Potent Dark Circle Eye Cream. It is really moisturizing, pairs perfectly with concealer and is absorbed very quickly. After a couple of minutes you can feel how soft and smooth this sensitive area has become.

PM Routine

For my night-time routine I chose a product from the French pharmacy as I know it would be simple yet targeted. The La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Serum is a serum with Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5. These two ingredients work for each other so as to boost the effects of the other ingredient. It is a thick gel and you need max two dots for the whole face. The less you apply the more easily it gets absorbed overnight. I learned that through trial and error. When I woke up my face felt very calm, soft and plump. Eye cream-wise I used again the BENEFIT It’s Potent Dark Circle Eye Cream mentioned above as the peptide complex it contains helps the skin with restoring elasticity, firmness and protects it from the free radical damage.

I find that it really helps my skin if I keep it simple with the products I use. What do you think?

xxx

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