9 Summer Skincare Essentials For A Glowing Skin
1. Drink Lots of water.
2. Get a moisturizing lotion.
3. Get your oil-based body cream/butter.
4. Don’t forget your essential oils.
Essential oils are very necessary, especially if you have oily/acne prone skin. I can’t give you a list of oils on this post, but I’ll tell you what I use. I use, lavender, tea tree, almond, sandalwood, carrot, orange and lemon essential oils. I infuse these oils at different proportions into ALL my skin scare products.
5. African Black Soap.
I haven’t bought a single ready-made (store bought) soap in 2 years. My first year with ABS was just blaaaaaaaaaa. I almost gave up, but then I realized it was better than my Fair & White soap, which currently cost N2000 – 2500, depending on the shop you are buying from, and I don’t have to spend that much… duh! Dudu Osun almost burnt my Vagina and my face was always super dry… well don’t know what I know now then. maybe Dudu Osun will work for me now. So I am still using my Custom made African Black soap, which I infused with avocado and cucumber and many other varieties of ingredients. But these two, avocado and cucumber is basically for their healing, nourishing and hydrating effects on the skin. So my soap no longer dries my skin.
6. Face Toner
I am currently using this Witch Hazel and Tea Tree face toner I got last year. i abandoned it when I was having skin-care crises… seriously, my face is so much better now compared to 2017. I also added some essential oils to it to enhance the results I want to get.
7. You still need your masks and scrub.
I use bentonite clay and a seaweed face mask interchangeably, both at least once a week. the activities going on in your skin are still there, dry season or not, so you still need to keep taking good care of your face and masks have a huge role to play because you know what they say, “nothing works on your skin until you scrub it.’ Scrubs and masks helps to open up your pores to enable your skin absorb all the goodness you want apply on it.
8. Sunscreen is a must-have!
I am not using any sunscreen yet and I can’t say if i will get one. However, if you know you work under the sun or you will spend a lot of time under the sun on a particular day, please get a sunscreen. In fact, research has proven that using shea butter or coconut oil will darken you if you stay under the sun a lot. So to be on the safe side, what ever you, get a sunscreen lotion. I will probably take my own advice.
9. Facial Serums
Facial serums for summer are essential to keep the face hydrated and plump. For older peoples, face serums, since they ae water-based will help fight wrinkles and dryness.
In conclusion, if you want that great skin, you have to work on it. I always tell my readers that a great skin is always better that a face full of makeup. Makeup is cool, but it shouldn’t be a hideout for your skin blemishes, why don’t you invest in a great skin care collection instead.