Warm days, sunshine, vacations—summer is the best. And for those of us who suffer from dry, itchy skin all through winter, summer brings a very welcome reprieve. But unfortunately, the season can bring its own skincare issues, from oily skin to sunburns. But all is not lost! Some great, must-have products can help tackle all your skincare problems this summer.
Lush’s products in general are new to me—their store in Pittsburgh’s South Hills Village was only added within the past year or so, and I’ve gradually been getting acquainted with their vegetarian, all-natural products like makeup and shampoo. But this tea tree toner is my newest addition, and it might be my favorite. Have trouble with oily skin in the middle of the day? This toner’s perfect for it. A few sprays will leave your face feeling refreshed.
Help stop oil before it starts with Urban Decay’s De-Slick Makeup-Setting Spray. A spritz after you put your makeup on will not only help keep oil at bay, but it’ll also keep your makeup in place all day.
Urban Decay also makes a great powder to help with oil control. Try it under your foundation to help prevent oil, or touch up with it during the day. Best of all, the powder goes on invisible and works for all skin tones and has a lightweight feel you won’t even notice after you apply.
We all know it’s super important to protect your skin from the sun, and for me, it doesn’t get much better than Aveeno’s sunscreen. It’s gentle and moisturizing, and the Natural Protection line contains all naturally sourced ingredients and is safe for people with sensitive skin.
Help your skin out after a day in the sun with Mary Kay’s after-sun replenishing gel. This smooth, cool gel helps moisturize after sun exposure, and it feels great and refreshing–especially if you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun.
For some more help moisturizing after being out in the sun, try Simple Sugars’ Sun Scrub. It’s good to use after just a little sun exposure, but it’s also super helpful if you do end up with a sunburn. Pure aloe and green-tea extract in the scrub can help minimize UV damage and soothe your sunburn—but because it’s an exfoliating scrub, you just might want to wait a day or so, until your sunburn is a little less painful. For a little more money, you’ll get the extra-moisturizing emu-oil version. Simple Sugars also offers a number of other scrubs to help exfoliate your skin from head to toe, quite literally, and they’re safe for people with sensitive skin. They offer scrubs for face, body, and feet. Save some money by subscribing and get scrubs shipped to you monthly.