Are you looking to give your skincare routine a glow up this summer? Then this post is for you! I am so excited to share my absolute favorite cruelty-free and clean skincare brands that I personally use to keep my skin hydrated, smooth and glowy all summer long!
The first thing I do in the morning is scrape my tongue with a copper tongue scraper, make sure it is stainless steel or copper because they are antibacterial. Not the most glamours thing, I know but it is imperative to remove bacteria, improve your sense of taste and keep bad breath at bay. Then I like to pull my hair back using either my fave EMI JAY hair clip, it’s pink with cute little purple mushrooms and crystals on it or my VERSED pink headband.
When it comes to cleansers, there are two that I love to use. I love the Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser from Versed because it is super lightweight and full of probiotics to boost clarity and calm redness, oat milk to help nourish and hydrate skin and reduce inflammation and overall it helps maintain you skins pH balance. I use this when I do my morning skincare routine.
The other cleanser I am absolutely obsessed with is the Ocean Cleanser by Osea. I keep this in my shower and love how the scent makes me feel like I am at a luxurious spa every time is use it. This is also the perfect cleanser to use when derma-planning your skin (more on that another time). The Ocean Cleanser also gently exfoliates skin and helps remove excess oils and impurities which is amazing for keeping summer sweat and breakouts at bay.
Next I apply my serums. Serums are not a one size fits all kind of thing. I like to customize my routine depending upon my skins needs at the moment, here are my go to options this summer. First up is Auto-Save by VERSED – you guys, this is a triple threat serum because it has three superstar ingredients: ferulic acid, phloretin and vitamin C. This magic potion fights off free radicals and helps boost your sunscreens protective capabilities. When applying this serum make sure you press it into your skin using your fingertips and avoid the eye area.
After the Auto-Save, I like to apply the Hyaluronic Sea Serum from Osea. It is the perfect boost of moisture to help fill the look of wrinkles, give you an instant boost of hydration, deliver a lifted firm look and help add a protective layer to your skins barrier. To help seal in all of the yummy goodness I like to use a jade or rose quartz face roller.
When selecting a moisturizer in the summer I opt for a lightweight option so my skin doesn’t feel super greasy or weighed down. The Dew Point gel moisturizer from VERSED is just that. Don’t let the $7 price point fool you either, this moisturizer is made with aloe juice and has green tea extracts and sodium hyaluronate which helps draw in and retain moisture.
Last but not least – SUNSCREEN! You guys, if you do one thing for yourselves, a *quality* sunscreen is it. Not all sunscreens are created equal. When choosing one for yourself make sure to opt for a reef-safe option, here’s why. Besides it being better for the environment, reef safe sunscreens do not contain harmful carcinogens which have been linked to cancer and sadly, can be found in many popular name brand options.
My go-to options depend on if I am going to wear makeup that day. My everyday option is Supergoop! Play Sunscreen. This SPF 50 formula is reef-safe, sweat and water resistant and protects against UVA/UVB/IRA damage which helps protect skin from dehydration and photoaging. It is also paraben free and comes in a lightweight non-greasy formula, perfect for the summer.
If I am wearing makeup that day, then the newly launched Pack Up and Glow Priming Mineral SPF by Wander Beauty. You guys, I have been looking and waiting for the perfect primper + SPF for what feels like forever so when this launched I was absolutely STOKED! This SPF 40+ broad specturm formula is vegan, cruelty free and protects against UVA/UVB rays, free radicals and blue light. I also love that this 100% mineral based formula blends seamlessly into the skin and looks good on all skin tones without causing a white caste.
Okay, so once all of this is done, I like to go hop on the chi machine with my crystal face mask and meditate for 15 minutes. I find that doing my skincare routine first thing in the morning helps me feel refreshed, put together and ready to take on the day!
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