Favourite Products this Summer

August 07, 2018


 Hello all!

Here are some of the products I have being loving this summer. It has being extremely hot in Holland which is very nice but not so nice for the skin. I see the pigmentation come up on my skin which I didn’t have before. I think I have all my previous sun baking years and living in Oz to thank for that. It takes 10 years+ for sun damage like hyper pigmentation to show on the surface of the skin. 

My go to skin routine this summer has been Vitamin C & Antioxidant serum and SPF30. Weekly I have being using eye masks and sheet masks to help hydrate the skin. I have being doing a gentle exfoliation, nothing over the top because of the weather and I hope you know, exfoliation sensitizes the skin from the sun so it can cause more damage.



So if you take a look at the picture above, I will explain what I have being using and loving.

·       Mario Badescu facial spray with rose water and aloe vera – This is facial spray to help hydrate the skin throughout the day and act as a toner. I love these to freshen up throughout the day especially in this hot weather.
·       Avoyd Ingrown hair lotion with alpha hydroxy acids – THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER USED! I have keratosis pilaris on my arms (rough bumpy red skin) and this helps to soften the skin and lessens the appearance of the bumps and redness. I started to use on my legs now for ingrown hairs and its really working. It takes at least 1-2 weeks to see a difference.
·       Dermaroller – I didn’t use this a whole lot this summer but every 10 days or so to help penetrate the vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid into my skin.
·       Murad SPF30 Vitamin C – I am loving this spf because it is light feeling and doesn’t leave you with the white look. I bought it for the vitamin C though, as its an important ingredient in the skin and especially in summer.
·       Weleda Skin food – This is my go to product all year round. It is probably too heavy as a night cream in the summer, especially with how hot it has been here but after all the sun exposure I have applied it to my skin every now and then as an extra dose of vitamins. Helping recover the skin.
·       Image Vitamin C serum -I was very very impressed with this vitamin C serum. I have tried Image skincare in the past and my first impressions weren’t all that great. However If I think back to that time, my skin was not used to cosmeceutical products at all. But now having used a lot of different vitamin C serums from a variety of cosmeceutical brands this one has left me with the feeling of very glowy, bright, smooth skin.
·       Environ AVST 4 – Vitamin A moisturiser with peptides and antioxidants. This has been helping my skin glow and stay smooth throughout the summer. During the winter I do have to add another moisturiser in the PM on top of this as my natural dry skin needs a little more.
·       Environ  Avance Elixir– repairing and boosting serum to help even the skin tone. I have been using this serum specifically after derma rolling so that the ingredients get as deep as possible into my skin.
·       Primark Massager – Roller massager I have been using once or twice a week to help massage the muscles in my face. Massage helps with lifing and firming the skin. Good for lymphatic drainage and circulation too.
·       Sheet MasksDr Jart + Face mask for hydration, and Pathology eye masks hydrating and plumping. Sheet masks can be used daily or weekly all year round.


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Best Skincare Advise

1.Never Sleep in your Makeup 2.Cleanse & Moisturise everyday twice a day 3. Exfoliate x2 week, Apply a mask 1-2 week 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Eat fresh fruit & Veg 6.Avoid Using Makeup Wipes 7. Beauty sleep is a thing- our skin regenerates as we sleep. 8.Never apply body products to the face 9.Always wear SPF no matter what the weather. 10. Clean makeup brushes every few days and change pillow cases regularly.