i’ve always dreamt of the perfect skin – golden, glowing, even, dewy looking, immaculate. some people really do look like they’re photoshopped. sadly, i’m not one of them.
i’ve never really been blessed with flawless skin… my skin rather falls into the category ‘troublesome’: mid afternoon, my t-zone starts to get oily, while the cheeks feel dry. i still have some imperfections, though i thought they have no legitimation to exist after the age of 18 (ha! legend!). my cheeks tend towards rednesses. and now, some dark spots from the sun have appeared – not to mention the first fine lines (let’s not say the w-word just yet…). because of all of this, i’ve come to appreciate a good skin care routine. in the past few years, i’ve experienced with so many new products and labels, from premium to drug store to supermarket products – and everything in between. step by step, and with lots of research (i started to watch tutorials online and read quite a bit about skin care… like which ingredients help with what) – and my skin has really improved. if maybe only for how it feels. and that’s the most important thing, right? how we feel in our skin. today, i’m ready to introduce you to my summer beauty favorites: in summer, i rely on fewer, lighter products. here goes:
1. avène thermal water spray: i always have one in the fridge for maximum refreshment 2. santa maria novella acqua di erba herbal water toner: refreshes & evens out skin without any alcohol
3. st. maria novella vanilla body cream: lightweight and the scent is amazing 4. that’so sun make up: a perfectly non-orange, golden, instant spray tan for your legs 5. mac mineralize skin finish bronzer: for that perfect, glowing fake tan finish with a hint of shimmer 6. normaderm super clearing booster: i put it on spots and they literally disappear overnight 7. smashbox photo finish in green: to even out rednesses on cheeks 8. yves saint laurent nude lipgloss: more like a lip balm, really moisturizing and just a subtle shimmer