22 July 2016

Daily Summer Skincare Essentials

Daily summer skincare essentials, including products from Garnier, Nip + Fab and LUSH. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

Daily summer skincare essentials, including products from Garnier, Nip + Fab and LUSH. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk


It's that dreaded time of year again - the annual week long UK summer. As of Sunday I started to notice my face getting a little melty, and by Tuesday I was basically competing against the sun to keep my makeup from downright sweating off. I don't know about you, but we whacked out the oscillating fans and took to thrice daily showers to keep cool. 

As with any weather change, your skin will tend to react. A lot of us get slightly chapped (hopefully it's not just me?!) skin in winter on their face, and summer can have an effect too. The combination of excess sweat and the fact that my makeup doesn't have an opportunity to settle basically means that not only has this been heatwave week for me, but it could have been breakout central week. So, I made sure I stuck rigorously to my skincare regime and finally (hopefully) I've found a way to keep heat-induced skin issues at bay.

So, what's my miracle formula? Well, I've got combination skin, that's usually dry to combi, but there's been hardly a sighting of those little cakey-foundation inducing patches of horror recently. I used to be super lazy way back in those teenage years, and you were lucky if I actually washed my face in the morning, let alone had a full on routine for this stuff. Although I do have a routine, teenage Steph is still inside their somewhere, so it's by no means a full on 20 product every day kind of thing, but just takes a few minutes in the morning and evening to keep my skin happy.

I've actually got a Youtube video all about this lil' routine of mine, and I'd love to hear any comments about what you think. I'm really trying to improve the whole Youtube shabang so seriously any comments are very welcome!


Now let's get chatting this routine! First up I start my day off with a quick cleanse using my Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser. I've actually got a whole post on this range and why I love it here. I just use water and the cleanser here to get rid of any grease that's built up overnight. If you've got dry skin I probably wouldn't recommend this, as sometimes it can leave my combi skin feeling a little tight. 

Then we move onto preparing my face for the day. Usually I only include this step in my routine if I'm wearing makeup - on other days I just let my skin be free and do its thang to give it a little bit of a break. First up I spritz my face with LUSH's Eau Roma Water, which is an aroma-therapeutic toner water. It smells like lavender and rose so totally helps me to feel relaxed in the morning. Then, if my skin is feeling a little on the dry side I follow it up with Simple's Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. This is basically my fail-safe anti-foundation-cake product. 

In the evening, I like to incorporate my skincare routine into my pre-bed ritual. Like a great many sufferers out there, my anxiety is worst at night, so having a set routine before I go to bed really does wonders in helping me get off to sleep. I don't actually take my makeup off until I'm already in my PJs and sat on my bed with just the lamp on. I use LUSH's 9-5 cleanser on some cotton wool to get the majority of my makeup off, especially my eye makeup as I find it is gentle enough to not aggravate my sensitive eyes. 

Next up is the beauty blogger favourite: Garnier's Micellar Water. I pop some on a cotton wool pad again, and use it to get rid of any of the last dregs of makeup that I might have missed with the first cleanse. I follow this up with one of Nip + Fab's Dragon's Blood Daily Fix Pads. This combination keeps my skin totally hydrated overnight and even works to plump it a little. 

And finally, if you're looking to treat your body to a little smoothness this summer, then totally give Korres' Fig body butter a go. It's not my favourite scent this summer (hello Pinita Colada), but it's made my skin so soft that I practically wave it at everyone to feel!

What's your summer skincare routine?

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8 comments:

  1. I use the same Garnier micellar water to take of my makeup and it works wonders!

    http://karolinakz.blogspot.lt/,
    Karolina

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    1. It's fab isn't it?! I'm about to try another in their micellar range so I'm excited to see how that works out!

      Steph x

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    2. really great post i don't actually have a skin care routine butt im trying to start one so thanks for the tips

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    3. You're very welcome!

      Steph x

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  2. Great post!
    I need to try this Lush cleanser xx

    Tajaljeh // https://lifeastajaljeh.blogspot.si/

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    1. It's my favourite cleanser at the moment and I've just run out - so gutting!

      Steph x

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  3. I love the Garnier Micellar Water, removes all makeup including waterproof mascara:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really great isn't it? I love how easy it makes getting my makeup off

      Steph x

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