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Protect Yoself: Top 3 Summer Skincare Items

June 24, 2016

Hi hi hi! It’s currently 12:17 A.M. and I have about a million and five things to do. Homework, regular work, and sleep are just a few of those things, but my brain is gonna burst if I don’t bust out this blog post.

It’s been getting a little sunny down here in Los Angeles lately. By a little sunny, I mean 106 degrees. So I’m melting. I’m veeeerrrrryyyyy fair-skinned, if you didn’t know, so sun protection is SUPER important to me. Even if I wasn’t as pale as I am, I would still be a psycho about wearing sunscreen. It KILLS ME how many of my friends don’t wear sunscreen every single day. I wish I could slather it on their faces for them because I have the desperate desire to protect everyone’s beautiful skin, but I refrain.

never leave the house without SPF on. Even if I’m not leaving the house, I’ll still wear SPF. You can never be too careful. Protect yourself now, and thank yourself later. Most sunscreens are oily and gross, so it’s taken me a long time to find the perfect products to keep me protected from harmful UV rays while also not making me feel like a slime ball. If I’m not only willing but also eager to wear it every day, then that’s saying something. These products have passed the ultimate test.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector, SPF 42

This stuff is EVERYTHING. I’ve been using this for a few years, and it’s the only facial sunscreen I will ever wear. I’m soooo picky. First of all, it’s extremely thin and soaks into the skin very quickly. It basically vanishes into your skin, and you’re not left with that gross oily feeling that most sunscreens leave. But beyond that, I feel like it actually mattifies my skin. Like…what?! I have very very very oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this stuff somehow calms my face down. It’s amazing. Besides feeling nasty, every other sunscreen I’ve ever tried has also broken me out, but NOT THIS GUY. I can easily wear this every day, and it goes beautifully under makeup or by itself. Because it soaks into the skin so well, it’s totally water-resistant. Perf for a day at the beach! I feel like I’m not wearing any sunscreen at all when I’m wearing this, but I know I’m totally covered. SCORE.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45

This is a more recent discovery of mine, but I am obsessed with it. I keep one at home and put it on every morning, and I also keep one in my bag so I can always reapply my makeup/SPF throughout the day. Mineral SPF is the perfect invention. This product can 100% replace the regular powder you might use throughout the day to touch up your makeup. It’s translucent so it will go with any skin tone, and it’s mattifying so it will make your makeup look flawless even in the heat. GOODBYE GREASEY FACE. AND you’re reapplying your sunscreen, which is very very important. So many of us apply SPF in the morning with our moisturizers, but we never reapply again throughout the day, so we’re only really protected for a few hours. I’m also in love with the packaging and think it’s so so convenient – the brush is built in, and it’s small enough to fit in any bag.

SUPERGOOP! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50

Another double whammy – setting spray AND SPF. YAAAS! I love carrying this in my bag when I know I’m going to be in the sun for a long period of time. Mists are fab for when it’s sweltering hot outside, because there’s nothing like a cool mist for yo face. Very refreshing. I never want to just spritz plain old water on my face if my makeup is done, so a setting spray is the perfect solution. I get a cool refresher, I get to reapply my SPF, and I get to lock my makeup into place. Oh, this one is also MATTIFYING, so it’s perfect for all my shiny girls out there. #OilySkinProbs

What are your favorite summer skincare products?! Let me know in the comments – I would love to try them out! XO

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