Macy's Summer Skin Care
Does your skin get oily in the summer? Do you get more breakouts during the summer due to the humidity and sweat? Read on to learn about Macy's favorite skin care to get her through the summer months with breakouts and oily skin!
"My skin is usually pretty normal during the fall, winter, and spring. But once humidity hits and the temperatures rise, my skin goes SUPER oily. I used to not know what products to use and I definitely was scared of moisturizers because I didn't need MORE moisture as I had all the oil! After taking skin care classes, I have realized what products to use for my skin and why I should use them! I actually have TWO different skin care systems for the summer and winter, I use mostly the same products but there are a few I change out once the seasons change. Read on to see what helps me control my oil!"
My first thing I do is I cleanse my face. I cleanse my face morning AND night. I always cleanse it twice at night, first time to get my make up off and then the second time to really cleanse my skin. My cleanser I use is the all sensitive cleanser because I do have sensitive skin and this is the only one gentle enough for my skin. For people with less sensitive skin, I recommend the botanical kinetics purifying gel cleanser.
Botanical Kinetics Purifying Gel Cleanser:
This is a great product that is DERMATOLOGIST-TESTED. This is a gentle, plant derived foam cleanser that foams away impurities and oil to help normalize skin.
Botanical Kinetics All Sensitive Cleanser:
This product is aroma-free for sensitive skin that removes environment pollutants, impurities and make up.
My next product that I love to use is the botanical kinetics exfoliant. I use this product in the EVENING after I cleanse and I used this instead of toning. To apply, I use a cotton ball and I smooth it onto my face and neck.
Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant:
This is a nonabrasive exfoliant for all skin types that removes dull surface cells, helping to reveal a clearer, smoother, more refined complexion and prepares the skin to to receive treatment and moisture benefits.
After I use the exfoliant, I use the outer peace acne relief pads twice a day on my breakouts and black heads to get rid of them. If I use these too much, they do dry out my skin so I started using them once a day and then went to twice a day after a few weeks. I do go down to one time a day once fall hits and my skin isn't as oily. Let me tell you, these work AMAZING!
Outer Peace Acne Relief Pads:
Pre-moistened pads infused with powerful plant extracts, including tamanu, alma, boswellia, and saw palmetto, that cleanse, exfoliate, unclog pores to help eliminate black heads and prevent future breakouts.
After applying the exfoliant (or outer peace pads, depending on my breakouts), I get ready for my treatment lotion. I use this product morning and night before I use my eye treatments and moisturizers. I like to describe this product as a drink of water for my skin.
Hydrating Treatment Lotion:
A 99% naturally derived treatment lotion that you use daily which helps to provide instant hydration and maintains the skin's moisture balance.
These next products I have just recently been using. I am trying to prevent wrinkles from coming so I have recently purchased eye treatments! I use 2 different ones, one for the morning and one for the night. First, I will talk about the energizing eye cream that I use in the mornings and then secondly, I will talk about the tulasara brightening sleeping eye masque. When I apply both eye cremes, I use my ring finger to smooth them under my eyes, around the outside of my eyes to prevent crows feet, and then I go above my eye, right under my eyebrows too.
Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Creme:
96% naturally derived eye creme, that helps reduce the appearance of under eye circles, and brightens the skin around the eyes.
Tulasara Brightening Sleeping Eye Masque:
This product is 97% naturally derived. This product is an ultra rich creme eye masque that helps support the skin's natural overnight repair process, helping the skin appear more lifted, firm, bright, and even less puffy overtime.
Now, we are going to talk about the step that I always skipped in the summer because I didn't want my skin more oily! Now, with these products, my skin is LESS OILY! I do a separate moisturizer in the morning and the evening. In the morning, I use the oil control lotion (game changer!) and in the evening, I use the tulasara wedding masque overnight. I do want to add that the oil control lotion comes in a small tube but the product is so light that a little goes a long way!
Botanical Kinetics Oil Control Lotion:
This product is 97% naturally derived and is a light weight lotion that instantly absorbs surface cells, hydrates the skin, and reduces the appearance of pores.
Tulasara Firming Sleeping Masque:
97% naturally derived creme masque that is ultra-rich and helps support the skin's natural overnight repair process, helping skin look brighter and feel firmer overtime.
My last daily product that is CRUCIAL to use every morning, is our SPF 30 daily light guard. It is important to use a face sunscreen everyday to prevent any UVA or UVB rays hitting your face that causes wrinkles! Even if its going to be cloudy or you won't be in the sun, you should still use it as even just driving around town you get some sun! I love this face sunscreen because it doesn't leave your skin looking white after applying and it doesn't feel sticky! This is also great to use on your kiddo's faces too!
Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid SPF 30:
This is a lightweight, daily use defense fluid that helps protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays and free-radical damage caused by the environment, including pollutants.
These are all the products that I use daily on myself. A lot of them I use during the spring, fall, and winter months too. I do change up a few that we can address another time! I am going to address 2 more products that I use once a week, typically on Sundays for a 'self-care Sunday'.
The first one I use is our Botanical Kinetics Radiant Skin Refiner. When I use this product, I don't use the exfoliant. I love this because its a physical exfoliant that doesn't irritate my skin! I love that this product uses bamboo extract and uses finely powdered tourmaline. The tourmaline removes dull surface cells which reveals a smoother, more radiant skin.
The next one I use is the Botanical Kinetics Deep Cleansing Clay Masque. I love this product because its a cool, aromatic masque that you don't need much of it and it removes excess oils and draws out impurities from the skin. I leave this masque on for 5-10 minutes and then I remove it with a wet wash cloth and then I follow up with my hydrating treatment lotion, eye creme and then my moisturizer.
I am going to go over our other masque that we have that I love to use in the winter but I also use it in the summer on my sunburns!
The Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Masque is used to cool and hydrate the skin and is oil free. This masque provides relief from dryness. When I apply this masque on a sunburn, I use a thick layer and let it sit on it for as long as I want. Sometimes, I let it dry and don't remove it until I shower next but if I have to go somewhere and need it off, then I let it sit for as long as I can and then I remove it with a cool, damp cloth.