With summer finally coming to England it’s so important to make sure that you’re looking after your skin and wearing SPF so I thought that I would share my favourite skincare essentials for summer. These are all affordable and easily accessible products that are perfect for protecting your skin from the sun’s harsh rays and the summer chemicals that you may encounter such as chlorine and salt water.
Before I apply anything to my skin I make sure it’s clean.
In order to cleanse and clean my skin, I use Garnier’s Micellar cleansing gel. This is a gel-like texture that you rub into your skin in order to melt away any makeup and dirt from your skin. I love how satisfying this is to use, you can see all of the dirt and old makeup come off on the cotton pad! So gross but so satisfying.
Secondly, I apply a brightening serum to keep my face fresh and plump ready for the summer.
I am currently using Origins skin renewal serum. This serum claims to brighten, plump and de-stress your skin which is both perfect for summer and a student. I love this product for all year around especially for summer to keep my skin bright and glowing.
You can buy this serum from John Lewis for £32.50 and I promise you it’s worth every penny – after just one week I notice the effects of how bright and plump my skin looked.
Thirdly, I will apply a brightening moisturiser which is again perfect for summer.
Currently, I am using Sanctuary’s Illuminating moisturiser which has SPF 15 too so this is a must have for summer. Looking after you skin in the sunlight is so important to save your skin from harsh chemicals and ageing.
This product claims to brighten your skin in order to keep it young and plump. I agree that this product does exactly that without being tacky and sinking in fast.
You can buy this moisturiser from Boots for £14.50.
Fourthly I will apply an eye cream to keep dark circles at bay to again achieve that bright and plump look for the summer time that I am going for.
I am currently using Body Shop’s brightening eye cream. This eye cream claims to keep dark circles at bay. The eye cream works by using red algae extract which is harvested from the North Atlantic to keep your under eyes bright and illuminated. The eye cream also uses vitamin C, minerals and nutrients to benefit your under eye bags.
You can get this from The Body Shop for £20.00 – a little goes a long way with this product making it cost effective!
Finally, I will use a moisturising facial spray to lock in my skincare.
I may be a bit late to the bandwagon with this but recently I have been using Kiehl’s cactus flow spray. This spray smells amazingly fresh and spa like. It’s a light spray that claims to give your skin an instant boost whilst keeping your skin smooth and jewey.
This spray is quite pricey at £28 but the spray lasts a long time as a little goes a long way so I’m more than happy to invest in this spray to keep my skin bright for summer.
I’ve been using it a tonne and it’s hardly gone down at all so I believe that I will have this spray for quite a while making it very affordable for what you get.
I really hope that you guys enjoyed this blog post.
What are your summer skincare essentials? I would love to know in the comments below!
– Lauren, XO