SUMMER SKINCARE FAVOURITES

9 June 2016



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I talk about the beauty products which I'm currently loving pretty much on a daily basis on my blog. But today I thought I would gather some of summer skincare favourites in one post and talk you through the products I like to use to take care of my skin as the weather gets warmer.

Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze SPF 50
Sun protection should technically be an essential in any skincare routine, whatever time of year. However, if there was ever a time when you should really be wearing SPF to protect your face, it's obviously summer.  I reviewed the Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze SPF 50 last year, and it's definitely going to be my choice of sun cream this year too.  It's lightweight, a great base for makeup and doesn't break me out - what's not to love!?

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm with SPF 15
As I recently learnt the hard way, it's not enough to just protect your face - your lips need to be protected from the sun too.  Burnt lips are not fun! The skin on your lips is very thin and contains almost no melanin, which means that lips can very easily burn.  Recently I've been using the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm which contains SPF 15 to protect my lips.  The lip balm is super moisturising, has a pleasant cocoa/vanilla scent, and is super affordable!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant
In order to treat my lips in the evenings I normally apply some of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant to my lips before going to sleep.  This helps to really treat my lips overnight, leaving me with soft, supple lips in the morning - a perfect base for matte lipsticks.

Yes To Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream
A firm favourite in my skincare routine is the Yes To Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream.  This moisturiser from the Yes To range is hands-down one of the best ones I have ever used.  It feels rich but not sticky and is easily absorbed into the skin.  I've used this underneath my makeup several times and have found it to work very well that way, and I've also used this as part of my night time routine which leaves me with super soft skin in the morning - I'd highly recommend this!

Lush Eau Roma Toner Water
Finally, another firm favourite of mine is the Lush Eau Roma Toner Water.  This toner from Lush contains lavender and rose water - two skin-soothing ingredients which are great for soothing the skin. This can also help to calm the skin if you end up getting a little bit sunburnt.  It's also a great size for popping into your handbag and spritzing over your face to keep cool!

What is your favourite product in your summer skincare routine?

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