When you think of summer, what comes to mind mostly is the beach, the sun, the sand and the sea, and I cannot stress enough how important it is to think of your skin during this time. Not only is sun damage your worst enemy but also other factors like dirt & dryness. A whole skincare routine can be hard to think of as well, this is a simple routine to help you protect your face and body while you're on vacation (they're also travel sized!):


Oil cleansers are so useful especially if you like to wear thick sunscreen or makeup, this dissolves your makeup, or any thick creams or dirt on your face, as well as waterproof mascara. The Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Pollutant and Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil is perfect because it comes on as an oil and rinses off like soap, so you feel extra clean afterwards.


A Toner is definitely an essential for me because I always manage to clean more dirt off of my face and neck after I double cleanse and my face feels extra fresh overtime I use them. The Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion is my toner of all time, it feels fresh on the face and it smells like cold cucumber from a spa. Toners have a tendency to dry people out as well but choosing the right one for you will help you balance and correct your skin, especially those who are prone to acne.


I love bringing Aloe Sheet masks when I travel because being exposed to the sun, and tanning can really dry out my face and cause redness but Aloe helps my face calm down and it also brings back the moisture.


If you're not into Oil Cleansers, a water based cleanser may be better for you. These type of cleansers are gentle on the skin and come off as gels or foams. The Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a gentle skin cleanser that helps control oil but leaves skin feeling fresh and moisturized.


I've never realized how important an essence is in a skincare routine until I got a sample from on of my skincare purchases and it changed my skin forever. I love 2 essences the Estee Lauder Micro Essence and the SKII Facial Treatment Essence are both equally amazing. An essence is a watery-like serum (but its not a serum), that is filled with nutrients for the skin and its so amazing because you can always use it alone or use it with a serum as well depending on your skin conditions.


The most important part in anyones skincare routine is SUNSCREEN. I cannot stress enough how wearing sunscreen everyday has improved my skin texture, uneven skin tone and overall skin dullness. I found the Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen for Face in Sephora and knew I had to try it and it protects my skin and gives me an even bronze glow when I tan.

Remember ladies, its so important to care for your skin everyday and night, not only for the summer but for the rest of our lives.

If you have any other skincare product suggestions/recommendations/or just want to share any skincare issues, would love to start a discussion in the comments below!