I need to switch my face makeup routine a bit in the summer as heavier tinted moisturizers or foundations don’t sit well on my skin in this heat. I like lighter and brighter make up with sunscreen. How do we achieve a fresh faced look in the humid summer months?
I start by cleansing the face with Vivite Exfoliating Cleanser as it doesn’t over dry yet gives the skin a polished look. This cleanser is so versatile that my 12 year old daughter and 41 year old husband both use it regularly. I use it in the shower for a quick exfoliation to save time in the morning.
Neocutis Journee Bio-restorative Day Cream with PSP contains a Broad-spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30. It contains green tea extract, melanin and vitamins C & E which help provide anti-oxidant protection. Whether your skin is dry or oily, this face cream adjusts to give you the right amount of moisture and provides light to medium coverage. I picked this up at my last dermatologist visit and noticed that my skin’s texture changed completely after 3 uses. The result is a radiant glow without caking or oiliness.
Suitable for all skin types, Colorescience face primer provides UVA/UVB protection, is a skin brightening cream that refines redness and absorbs instantly to give a velvety smooth texture. The yellow tint vanishes into the skin immediately. They also have a limited edition Sun Kissed tinted primer that provides a bit more color without looking orange. Sometimes I mix the 2 products together to get an even balance or just use the Sun Kissed for a more bronzed look. If you get oily later in the day, try brushing on the Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sun Protection Powder.
If you are a lipstick and lip gloss junkie like me, you may have realized that most of your department store favorites do not contain sunscreen! Colorescience has a product called Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35. With 8 shades to choose from and a refreshing hint of mint, these compact tubes give you the instant protection and moisture you need with the look of pretty gloss.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, I strongly recommend starting with the Journee Day Cream which is available at Derick Dermatology.