My Summer Skincare Routine

Hello!  Welcome to my first post about skincare!  I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so it’s about time I did it!  Throughout this post, I’m going to take you through everything I do in the summertime to keep my skin healthy and moisturized.  Keep reading if you’re interested!

First, let’s start off with the main mistake I’ve made in the past that led to having more acne than usual.  I used to wash, tone, and moisturize my face every morning and then wash, exfoliate, and heavily moisturize my face every night.  I didn’t understand why I had so much acne when I was taking all these steps to prevent it but what I didn’t realize is that I was overwashing my face.  My pores couldn’t keep up with the level of natural oils I was stripping away so they overcompensated, therefore, clogging themselves.  This caused me to be in a vigorous cycle of sabotaging my own skin.  It took a while for me to figure it out but once I got it together, I haven’t had many problems since!

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To start off the day, I splash my face with cold water and pat it dry with a soft towel.  After that, I moisturize with Aveeno’s Positively Radiant daily moisturizer with SPF 15.  That’s it.  No serums, no exfoliating.  I love this moisturizer because it’s light and easy to apply but it does exactly what you need it to.  I’ve used it since freshman year of high school!  This is all my face needs in the morning.  Providing your skin with a little bit of moisture (and SPF protection) in the morning is also wonderful in providing an even layer for your makeup to be applied to!

At night, I cleanse my face in the shower using Aveeno’s Positively Radiant brightening cleanser.  This is also a product I’ve used for years.  Aveeno’s Positively Radiant collection is one of my favorites!  You can feel that, while this cleanser really gets deep into your pores, it doesn’t feel harsh.  My skin always feels cool and refreshed after using this product.

After getting out of the shower, I moisturize the rest of my body with Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing lotion.  In the past, I’ve had a tiny bit of eczema on the top of my arms and using this product daily helped me gain control of that problem!  This is another product that I love and it’s scent free so you can feel free to put any perfumes or body sprays on and have no problem!

Thanks for reading this post about my summer skincare routine – I hope it helped you out! Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions or products that you love.  See you next week!

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