This year is flying by right before our eyes and I can’t even believe I’m about to say this but— summers almost here!
Oh, summer. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the opportunities to be outside and have fun, go to the beach, the bbqs etc. I just hate sweating! My face has a natural oil that just loves to shine and reflect the sun all day when I sweat. It’s not my best look.
When I was younger, I used to sweat a lot! Also, it didn’t help that I had that awkward on-and-off bangs phase as a teen that always failed. The combination of sweat, oily skin and hair in my face meant major acne. I was always super embarrassed by it and I never really felt confident in my own skin.
It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the next 5 skin care products that I’m going to mention in a minute that really made a difference!
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If you’re like me and have dry skin with an oily t-zone, then these products will likely work for you too.
I used to never leave the house without makeup because of all the blemishes and blotchiness I had going on. I have tried so many products, most of which caused me to break out with rashes and irritation. Ugh, so frustrating, isn’t it?
Luckily, I have found the holy grail. Believe me when I say, my skin has come a long way once I made the conscious effort to care for it properly. Here are the 5 skincare products I can’t live without. Oh, I included some discount codes too 😉
1. Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream
I have tried tons of different overnight creams for correction, and almost every one left my skin super oily with no benefits at all. After just a few days of using this super multi-corrective cream, I saw a difference! It was almost like magic, not even exaggerating. I put this cream on twice a day, morning and night, and within a week of use I noticed my skin looked so much more hydrated, smoother, and with less visible fine lines. I was glowing, basically. This cream looks and feels more like a balm, so it can seem heavy while applying but it actually soaks into the skin and becomes less oily throughout the day! The price point might seem a bit high, but the small size (1.7fl oz) lasts about 3+ months with daily use. It’s beyond worth every penny. Get yours here: [Shop Kiehl’s]
2. Dr. Brandt Recovery Sleeping Mask
I absolutely love this product. I first got introduced to it through my BoxyCharm subscription and I loved the results. One thing I appreciate is how light this sleeping mask feels in comparison with others on the market. It has such a cool gel-like texture that makes my skin feel so soft and refreshed immediately after application. I personally love sleeping masks, you wake up with your skin so clear and soft like a baby the next morning with minimal work. I like keeping it simple, and Dr Brandt has never failed me that’s why I’m recommend it to you! Save 30% when you click here and enter the code: SUMMER30
3. Pond’s Dry Skin Cream
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Really? That old thing? I would never try that. That was me for years. I’ve searched forever for a good daily moisturizer that wasn’t too thick and oily, since I already struggled with that. Then, I stumbled across this one one day at a friend’s house because I had forgot (whatever cheap moisturizer I was using at the time) and I never looked back. It absorbs into your skin perfectly, and a little goes a long way. This cream left my face feeling so clean, soft and rejuvenated, I was really impressed. The best part about it is the price! You can find it available at any local pharmacy for nearly $5-9 depending on the size. I kindly made your life easier by linking it [here] so you can just click & ship to your door from the comfortable spot on the bed/couch that you’re in right now.
4. Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
If you know skincare, you know Clinique is a brand that is really hard not to love. This cream-mouse cleanser is unscented and super gentle. It feels really smooth and rich as it foams on your face, leaving you feeling clean and fresh. I have pretty sensitive skin and this cleanser never leaves my skin irritated or dried out, its easily my favorite part of my skincare routine. Click here and use the code FIRST for 15% off your first order!
5. Kate Somerville’s Kx Active Concentrates:
Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum
This product right here literally makes you feel like you got a face lift! My skin looks so flawless and firm after using almost instantly. I love that this serum doesn’t have a strong chemical smell, or an oily/sticky feel to it like most. It focuses on the loss of elasticity and firmness ever time while reducing the visual fine lines and wrinkles you may have. I’m not going to lie, this product is a bit pricey but if you’re willing to spend the money you will not be disappointed. Just 2-4 drops with some patting into the skin does the trick, so even the 1 fl oz. bottle is long-lasting. You can click here to shop now for 15% off your first order.