Summer Skincare Routine

Hey guys,

So I’ve been way more inactive than I intended to be since my first post (understatement of the year). Right after I put that up, I was bombarded by finals and eek — moving! Also, I was a part of a summer program that lasted 10 weeks and yet was worth 22.5 credit hours. Here’s a quote about decompressing to compensate:

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Summer is in full swing, and it’s only going to continue to get hotter. In light of this, I thought I’d share my skincare routine with you all. It’s not one that’ll break the bank so hopefully if we have similar skin types it’ll work for you. It is important to note that I have dry to normal skin that is mildly sensitive.

I start off by using a face wash and toner both from Clinique.

I use the face wash in extra-mild. I also really like the Neutrogena Oil-Free Grapefruit Cream Cleanser if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative. I would say that the Clinique wash would be better in this instance mostly because I also use coordinating products from Clinique. The Neutrogena wash works great if you’re just looking to give your skin a quick clear out.


I use the Clarifying Lotion toner in number 3, which is for combination oily skin.  The reason I went with this one is because it clears out oils more effectively, which is important at the end of the day, especially if you’ve been wearing a layer of makeup.

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Then comes my favorite part: the Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum from Hey Honey. I actually first got a sample of it in an Ipsy bag and ordered a full size after using it for the first time. It’s organic and full of propolis, honey, silk amino acids, vitamin E and sea buckthorn oil just to name a few. If you don’t believe me, their website actually has a list of every ingredient in every one of their products and how good they are for you.

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The last step is to seal in that moisture with the Noni Glow Face Oil from KoraOrganics. It’s so smooth and compliments the serum perfectly. Also a completely natural product that your skin will thank you for, formulated by Miranda Kerr (who has the most flawless skin ever).

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I do this whole thing twice a day, and at night I just add the one extra step of using the Uplifting Eye Transformation Gel from Ole Henriksen. You could skip on this if you wanted, but I tend to have dark under-eyes and this makes a HUGE difference.


This ended up being longer than I’d anticipated but that’s all folks. All the products are listed/linked below:

Clinique liquid facial soap, extra-mild

Clinique clarifying lotion, combination oily (3)

Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum

Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil

Ole Henriksen Uplifting Transformation Eye Gel

P.S. I’m going to try to actually be posting regularly now (fingers crossed!) so keep an eye out.


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graphic credit saravami, freepik

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