If you’re anything like me you like to have a natural look during the spring and summer months because, finally, you no longer have skin so white its comparable to a porcelain doll!
But while enjoying that lovely sunshine we often don’t hydrate enough and our skin becomes dry. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back!
These 10 skincare products are great for keeping your skin gorgeous, glowing, and moisturized. I have extremely dry skin so I know the struggle; I’m always searching for tools to keep my skin from feeling tight and flaky.
This morning I used 4 skincare products: the Calm facial cleanser, Sephora stick face mask, hey Honey toner, and Glossier priming moisturizer and man oh man!!! I don’t think my face has felt this smooth and hydrated since I was a baby! Seriously. You could say I’m in awe right now.
But let’s get to it because I’m sure you’ve had enough of my babbling and want the juicy details!
10 Skincare Products
1. Calm Facial Cleanser – Arbonne
I love that Arbonne takes a holistic approach; they are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and they make the conscious effort to be transparent and practice sustainability. I have been using their products for the last 6 years and I absolutely love them.
Not to mention, if you become a Preferred Client you receive a 20% discount and 40% off their special value packs, amongst many other perks! It’s just a $29 registration fee for a full year. Check it out here: http://ArianaReinhart.arbonne.com/
The Calm line is intended for sensitive skin and helps with hydration. Arbonne just came out with their SuperCalm line to replace it. If you need a cleanser that is easy on the skin, I recommend checking this one out.
2. Tone It Up – Propolis & Echinacea Toner – hey Honey
I’ve used a few toners over the years, but this is by far my favourite. It makes my face feel amazing and it doesn’t smell strongly like chemicals. It’s meant to smooth and balance the skin and is ideal for all skin types. It has antibacterial properties from the propolis (made from honey bees), and the Echinacea and honeysuckle soothe and calm the skin.
3. Hydrating Moisturizers – First Aid Beauty, hey Honey, Glossier
Moisturizers that work for my skin are hard to find, especially in the winter. It’s very frustrating how dry my skin can become, but these 3 moisturizers have changed my game.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream provides intense hydration and is meant for very dry, sensitive skin. This moisturizer saved me this winter.
hey Honey RELAX! Propolis & Honey Soothing Moisturizer smells good, while treating redness and irritated skin. It hydrates and repairs dry, flaky skin, while also supplying antibacterial benefits. Love, love, love.
Glossier priming moisturizer rich is probably my all-time favourite, and is a great choice if you’re planning on wearing makeup for the day. This product is absolutely amazing!!! My skin feels incredibly soft for a full 24 hrs after using it (this never happens). It has a thicker texture like a cream, although you can’t tell once you put it on.
4. RE9 Advanced Skincare Line – Arbonne
The RE9 Advanced line is anti-aging, so it’s great for middle aged individuals. I previously used the line for a while and I enjoyed it, however I stopped as I don’t need it right now (I’m in my 20s). I appreciate that the restorative cream comes with or without SPF and you can get the regular or the extra moisture version.
5. Face Masks – Sephora, Bath & Body Works, Still Spa Essentials, Equate, the SAEM
There are 3 types of facial masks listed above: stick (super easy to use), sheet, and mask that you rub on (takes the longest but super effective). My face feels so hydrated and smooth after using these products. In the spring/summer I typically use them once every 2 weeks, however, in the winter I use them once a week to keep me from going insane from my itchy, dry skin. Sephora, the SAEM
6. Firm Peeling Gel – Peter Thomas Roth
Pineapple, pomegranate, and keratinase enzymes exfoliate your skin, cellulose smooths, and glycerin and hyaluronic acid hydrate and soothe. My skin feels great after using this skincare product and you can visibly see it peel away the impurities!
7. Intelligence Nourishing Facial Oil – Arbonne
If you suffer from exceptionally dry skin this facial oil is worth the price! It’s a dry oil formula that contains omega fatty acids and a super antioxidant for healthy skin. It lasts a long time as well since you only need a few drops for each use.
8. Body Stick and Green Tea & Aloe Lotion – Bath Goddess
Unfortunately this store closed approx. one year ago. However, I highly recommend body sticks as they are fantastic and easy to use for your legs. I love lotions with green tea, aloe, or essential oils. Saje Natural Wellness has some great options that contain essential oils for different purposes (ex: relaxation, uplifting, etc.)
9. Aromatherapy Happiness Smoothing Body Scrub – Bath & Body Works
LOVE this body scrub! It’s great for a pick me up as well as for getting rid of dead, dry skin. It contains bergamot and mandarin for an uplifting vibe. On the other hand, when I need to relax, my go to is their stress release body scrub and bath salts. It has eucalyptus and spearmint for releasing tension and all your worries. You can always find amazing skincare products at Bath & Body!
10. Dry Body Brush – ecobeauty
Dry body brushes are great for a quick exfoliation and to get your circulation flowing before a shower. Work in upward strokes from feet to neck, front and back. Here is a link for a brush made out of renewable bamboo that’s great for dry, sensitive skin. The bristles are firm enough to do the job, but not so stiff that they’re irritating.
If having gorgeous, glowing skin is something you’re striving for (which, who doesn’t want that?!), I challenge you to give some of these a try and post your experiences in the comments!