Summer is no doubt about everyone's favorite time of the year. It's certainly mine, along with fall and Christmas! However, the warm weather and sunshine has its cons. First of all, the sun can heat up enough to burn skin and cause dryness. Too much sun exposure can cause weakness and dryness in the hair and damage it as well. And when it comes to swimming, saltwater and chlorine can mess up precious beach wavy tresses. Damn, why do women have it the hard way?!
Thankfully for me, I've been managing to protect my hair and skin from any form of midsummer damage. I've been using most of these products for almost a whole year now, and they've been a huge blessing for me this summer especially. Check out my skin and hair routine products!
This is the Purity by philosophy face cleanser which is super popular among bloggers and other women. I’ve been using this since last December, so for about a half a year now. I absolutely love it and I use it every day. The bottle says to use it both day and night. It is also great at removing makeup and soothes dry skin. This cleanser was a lifesaver for me last winter and mostly likely will be for this upcoming winter, let me tell you that!
I use this microdermabrasion paste by Rodan + Fields, but only twice a week. It’s a sugar and salt scrub that keeps your skin more smooth and clean. The first thing you do is rub the scrub all over your face, leave it on for two minutes, then wash it off with warm warm and finish the rest of your skincare routine.
Remember, use it only TWICE week and I suggest using it at nighttime before you go to bed!
I’ve bounced around from one face moisturizer to another. From Neutrogena to Rodan + Fields, I’ve tried out all different kinds. Now I’ve found one that I’ve been sticking with for a while and it is my all-time favorite so far: "Hope in a Jar" by philosophy. The marketing for this is spot on for the product, it delivers what it promises! My skin has never felt more radiant like this before. I seriously recommend trying it out!
Eye cream is so important for your skin, and hardly anyone knows that. It helps decrease dark circles, eye bags, and wrinkles around your eyes, which helps you look more youthful. Rodan + Fields eye complex for hydration does the trick, and it works like magic. I used to get eye bags easily, mostly from exhaustion. Now I use this product and they disappeared as quick as a ghost!
When it comes to cleaning my body in the shower, I always count on Dove. I don’t like using soap bars because they make my skin more dry, tight, and uncomfortable. Dove body wash, on the other hand, makes my skin more smooth and their scents are amazing. My personal favorite is the purely pampering sweet cream + peony body wash, it smells amazing and feels so good on my skin!
“Caroline is religious when it comes to using lotion for her legs” – Melissa Tullis (my mother), 2018
Yes, Melissa is correct with her statement. I love using body lotion, especially for my legs. Especially in the summertime, I like it when they look shiny and soft when I wear shorts, skirts, dresses, and swimsuits. I’ve used all different kinds of lotion scents as well, the majority of them from Bath & Body Works - one of my favorite stores to shop at - . Right now I’m using their stress relief – eucalypts and spearmint aromatherapy lotion. The store’s website states that the eucalypts helps clear the mind while the spearmint soothes the skin. They also recommend breathing deeply with spreading it on because it makes it more calming. I love using essential oils to keep me relaxed and fresh at the same time, so this product absolutely comes in hand for me!
Sebastian Penetraitt is one of my top favorite hair care brands. This shampoo not only gives hair a strong silky-soft texture but also reduces breakage and removes impurities. It’s a promising brand for sure, I trust it every time I use it! Fun fact, the term “penetraitt” is “penetrate” and “trait” combined, in case you needed a clarification.
Exactly the same as what I wrote about shampoo up above, except for conditioner specifically.
My hairdresser has used System Professional products on my hair a few times, and she told me to try out this detangling hydration mist. I’m obsessed with it, I use it after every shower. I spray it once I hop out and before I use my other hair products. It’s really helped my hair because it gets tangled very easily. It also makes my hair smell like I came right out of a salon, which is a bonus!
Saffron hair elixir oil by Joon Haircare is another product that my hairdresser suggested me to try. I’ve been using it for almost a month now and I’m obsessed with it. It has all natural ingredients including pistachios, roses, and saffron that leaves my hair feeling glamorous and healthy. It’s great for detangling and also dries quickly to reduce blow-drying time, which is perfect for because my hair takes FOREVER to completely dry out!
Southern Belle by Drybar is my absolute favorite styling mousse. First of all, it has an original scent consisting of jasmine, sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla which is all fabulous when combined into one mousse. It also has great style-memory and is perfect for volumizing big, soft, and bouncy hair. It works for all hair types as well!
Ever since I learned that it’s not good to wash your hair every day, especially long and thick dark hair like mine, I now only wash it at least three to four times a week. However, the grease and oil from not washing it drives me crazy, especially when I wake up in the morning. And with the summer heat as a bonus, my hair also tends to get very sweaty on the very hot days. Thank the Lord for dry shampoo, it has been such a huge blessing! I love this specific product by Drybar because it has an amazing scent (like all Drybar products) and it detoxifies the hair by removing the majority of grease and oils. Whether I’m going out for some summer nighttime fun or going to work in the morning and don’t have time to do my hair, I like spraying this bad boy on my brunette locks.
What are your favorite summer skin and hair products? Comment below and share!