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A truth: I know I’m stressed when my skin is completely out of whack. And as these dark times we’re living in get even darker, so do the bags under my eyes. So, I’m declaring here and now that my summer glow will no longer suffer the consequences of my inability to deal with all the daily punches. Here are my 5 favorite summer skincare products that keep me feeling fresh, fierce and luminous as hell.
When it comes to moisturizing, working from the inside out is key. Isla Beauty’s too-good-to-be-true Whipped Dream is a rich and deeply hydrating moisturizer that restores and protects the skin without feeling too heavy. This product is the ultimate must-have for anyone looking for a skin reset or repair. Trust me: You will hear your skin applauding upon the first application.
My favorite kind of skincare product? One that work its magic while I’m sleeping. Pleasing’s Acid Drops is an overnight serum that reveals a replenished glow and relieves skin from the effects of daily stress and pollution. The formula enlists upcycled hibiscus acid to refine pores and delivers smooth lucidity. Also, this is a Harry Styles–approved product — need I say more?
Supporting sustainable brands has become a priority as I continue to build my self-care arsenal. Wiselands’ Cleansing Rice Micro-Exfoliator is the perfect addition to any wellness routine, especially with sweat season in full swing. Including renewable ingredients like chamomile and rice-derived wax beads, this product hydrates, soothes and strengthens. It’s sexy to think sustainably.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good detox. What I don’t like is how dry my skin gets once every ounce of gunk has been removed. Fenty Skin’s Cookies N Clean clay mask not only extracts the dirt and oil from your pores, it also leaves a light-as-air texture without stripping your skin like other clay masks do. The best of both worlds does exist, and we can all thank Rihanna for always understanding the assignment.
During the summer, my complexion remains pretty consistent with only minor blemishes popping up here or there, usually on my cheeks or nose. Osea’s Essential Corrective Complex is a sublime weapon I enlist the moment I suspect something is brewing under the surface. It quickly calms the skin and is made to be applied only where you need it. Keeping it simple never goes out of style.