I don’t know if you do a skin care, hair routine, or fragrance switch up for all the seasons but I do find that many women have a slightly different routine starting sometime in spring and ending in late summer or the beginning of fall.
Many articles seem to focus on color trends for the seasons or adding in spf to the routine but most do not address that other products in our skin regimen might change too. For starters I moisturize less with my regular face products because I use waterproof SPF products more often.
For me this means buying less daytime moisturizers and more family friendly sunscreen products…
I do still have a daytime moisturizer with SPF for mornings when I know I am only going to get a little sun but if I am going to be out long enough to reapply products, or water and sweating are involved I just go straight for the waterproof sunscreens I buy for the whole family. Don’t forget to put sunscreen over your tattoos to make the color last!
So if your family is anything like mine, waterproof sunscreens mean more acne.
Not only do I use an face wash for blemish prone skin more during the summer, I use spot acne treatments as well. I have these Dr.Belmeur Clarifying Spot Healing Patches for using overnight to help shrink pimples.
I also keep a roll-on acne spot treatment with witch hazel and salicylic acid. Avon doesn’t sell one of these but I highly recommend getting one because I use my from anything from pimples to bug bites. If you see willow bark in the ingredients that is a natural source of salicylic acid. A lot of people swear by tea tree and I do use tea tree for many skin related things.
That being said if I am choosing between products containing witch hazel or tea tree I choose witch hazel because I find it more soothing for my family’s sensitive skin. If there is a bug bite or pimple I just roll this on 3 to 4 times a day and it heals almost everything within a few days and definitely reduces size and redness of blemishes a ton! I prefer the roll-on because it’s easy to carry and makes for super fast application.
I still use a night time moisturizer after I wash off the sun screen, sweat, and dirt of a fun summer day. This is an inexpensive way to try out the super moisturizing Belif products, my favorite being the moisturizing bomb.
Another thing I do differently in my routine is I use a stronger conditioner and more often. Being outside more often would dry out your hair by itself but pool chlorine is also drying.
These are a few other lighter weight hair serums in Avon’s hair care lineup that are more for taming fly-aways than providing deep moisture.
If you are looking for products to heal split ends and provide a lot of moisture this rejuvenating hair mask, made with beeswax, honey and royal jelly (what bees eat) might be just what you need.
Speaking of bees definitely choose things with fragrance wisely unless you want to draw in every bee in the neighborhood! Has anyone else worn perfume to a wedding and had to run from bees? Just me? Ok then!
The CBD soothes skin irritation and reduces redness, and body oil reduces the appearance of cellulite and minimizes imperfections in skin. Ever wonder why bodybuilders look basted?!
Have you considered using bar soaps rather than body washes lately? I find that bar soap is more moisturizing than most other soaps. Switching to body bars rather than body washes has help reduce eczema and psoriasis flair-ups, and dry skin at our house. The anti-bacterial hand gel looks as though it will continue to be needed this summer, but we always took some when we traveled even before the pandemic.
If you are looking for a cost effective bundle do update your makeup this Daylight to Date Night Makeup Collection is a great deal too!
If you want to know what my summer makeup essentials are…
Although I always pick up a waterproof liquid eyeliner when there is one available. I use kohl eyeliner or waterproof liner on my bottom lash line sometimes too.
I also use a powder bronzer which Avon doesn’t have any powders available right now but they do have this fmg Colors of Love Sun-Kissed Cushion Bronzer one in 2 colors.
Last but not least I usually add a medium to long necklace these days and then some dangly earrings.
Lest you think I am high maintenance, just know that I rarely use all of this stuff on any given day. In fact I usually do the bare minimum, wear makeup maybe once or twice a week, and my products last me forever!
Not that wearing products everyday is a bad thing, I just save money and time by cutting out prep time if my return on investment isn’t high enough. When I’m not going anywhere I’m not very motivated to do makeup and I usually have a ton of work calling my name.
Obviously when we go to an event I still try to look my best and I am very glad to have my favorite cosmetics in those moments.
My one exception seems to be jewelry. Most days you will find me rocking some jewelry. Especially my rings, they rarely come off!
I can toss on a necklace and some pretty silver earrings in seconds, and everyone can still see earrings and a necklace when I have to wear a mask. The best part about choosing jewelry over makeup is that I don’t feel guilty if I skip washing my face! Jewelry is definitely a beauty practice that is easy to commit to everyday!
Thanks for reading with me today! I hope that this post gave you some things to consider when purchasing beauty products this spring. What are your summer essentials? I’d love to know what everyone is into this year.
Oh and I just have to mention that trends are funny things. I remember thinking I had big brows back in the 90’s and I was a little self-conscious about it and probably over-plucked in all honesty. Well the other day my toddler was telling me I had tiny brows and laughing hysterically! She made me laugh so hard that I was crying!
This really put some things into perspective for me about being self-conscious. Trends change all the time!
There was a time where big lips were undesirable and then they were popular. Being rail thin was popular, then big butts were, and now body inclusivity is in vogue. Let’s be honest, inclusivity should have been welcome in fashion the entire time because beautiful women come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.
When my daughter comes to me worried about not fitting beauty standards, or not liking trends, I gently remind her that everyone has their own beauty and encourage her to feature the things she likes best about herself.
My point here is that you are the only you in the world and my wish is that you are finding lots of things to love about yourself in this season.
Take care all and I hope you have a beautiful week!