Here’s my super stripped-down Summer Skin Care Routine, when I’m feeling lazy. Which is to say these are non-negotiables following the mantra of the skin-care conscious: cleanse, tone, moisturize. The skin care “essentials” have evolved since then, involving eye creams, essences, serums, and whatever else people cook up, but this is what I’m going with.
My facial wash of choice is the Human Nature Nourishing Facial Wash, which is for normal or sensitive skin. I’m on my second bottle. I used to use the Moisturizing one (with moringa extract, I think) for dry skin, and that worked better for me, but it smelled like crap, so I’m on this one. And it works well enough!
My toner du jour! Or of the past few weeks. I love this stuff. It’s magical. Ahem. The LUSH Tea Tree Water is something I’ve been going back and forth on purchasing until I finally gave in and got it. I had a breakdown in LUSH because I didn’t want to buy anymore makeup. LOL, my logic. It astounds.
Anyway, this is great. I had a few bumps on my face for some reason, and the day after I sprayed this on, the bumps calmed down.
As a bonus, I’ll let you in on a gross little secret. When I was in Baguio, I was so freaking lazy that all I did in the morning and night was splash my face with water (no soap, eee) and then spray it with the LUSH Tea Tree Water. I didn’t put any products on my face—not even SPF, which I paid for with a tan—so I reasoned that I didn’t really need to wash anything away. Guess what? My skin’s doing pretty well. This water’s magic, I tell you.
I got this giant bottle of the NARS Skin Hydrating Freshening Lotion as a GWP for spending too much money on NARS. It’s actually a hydrating lotion used to prep the skin before moisturizer (what did I tell you about weird extra skin care steps), but I like it enough to use on its own. Sometimes. I actually like the NARS Skin range quite a bit; I don’t know why I don’t explore it more. Hmm.
Normally, I’d use a heavier moisturizer after the NARS Hydrating Lotion, and then an eye cream (currently testing out Benefit’s It’s Potent!*), but like I said, this routine is for the lazy days.
What’s great about this routine is that it keeps your skin good and well—at least my skin—and then I can just up the ante every few days with a good scrub (not for everyday! Danger of Overexfoliation!) and masks like a Dermal Collagen Essence Masks* or the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque.
How do you deal with lazy days?
* PR Sample. Human Nature, LUSH, and NARS are cruelty-free.