May 26, 2016

Summer Skin Routine

Though I can't complain too much recently, I've had a life long battle with my skin. High school years were actually fine, an occasional dab of Clearasil (remember Clearasil??) did the trick. College brought more troubled areas, I suppose a diet consisting mainly of diet coke with raspberry Smirnoff and pizza didn't help much. Then law school, don't even get me started. I finally had to bite the bullet and take a course of Accutane, which completely changed my facial life. Now, 8 years after the fact I still treat my skin with the utmost care, read product labels, change pillow cases 2 times a week, and forget chemical sunblock.

As the summer sun rises and temps climb, I change up my routine a bit. Replacing thicker cream with lighter essential oils is the first step. 


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I use BeautyCounter Lustro Oil number 3 morning and night after cleansing to tone, balance, and prevent pimples


I also swap out my medium-thick BB (I love Tarte) for a light weight tinted moisturizer with higher SPF.

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Dew Skin in shade number 2 is my perfect everyday hint of color and chemical-free sun protection






Make up is generally minimal to begin with, so I stick with my favorites year round. A touch of under-eye concealer, pop of blush, swipe of mascara, and taming of the brows.


Nars the multiple is a long time favorite for cheeks, lips or highlighting


It Cosmetics bye bye undereye is the best for my serious, genetic dark under eye circles




BeautyCounters' brand new mascara is a cannot miss



Benefit gimme brow in brunette is worth every penny of its $24 price tag


To shop the full BeautyCounter line with my friend Sarah using my social, click here anytime between now and June 6th!

Any summer favorites I should try?



1 comment:

  1. I hear you about having problem skin! I've struggled for years and tried different skin and makeup products. I find the less I use on my skin, the better. That Dew Skin sounds like a good product for summer!

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    Vanessa

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