So excited it’s finally summer! I mean, what’s not to love? The gorgeous weather, the festivities, the bright colours, ….. aaaaaaand no winter jacket! My only pet peeve with summer is that i tend to breakout more 🙁 . On the plus side, i have found great products that protect my skin from the sun and also prevent breakouts. Below are my summer skincare essentials from La Roche Posay
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 60 | $29CDN
I have been using this sunscreen for over 2 years and it has never failed me. I initially came by the product when i bought La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo box set. At first try, it was very smooth to touch, and it absorbed rather quickly when applied.
I love the product because it is not greasy and doesn’t give the infamous ‘ashy’ look though the SPF is quite high. Due to its $$$, I only apply the sunscreen to my face and neck area, and it usually lasts about a year.
Effaclar Duo ($30) | Thermal Spring Water ($5) | Posthelios After-Sun Face & Body (sample)
These 3 amigos work together to protect my skin after sun exposure. I will review the products in the order that i apply them.
Posthelios After-Sun Face & Body
I use this product after a shower. It is very moisturizing with no greasy residue, and it leaves my skin smooth to touch. I only use the product on my body, as i apply the others to my face.
Thermal Spring Water ($5)
I have grown to love this product over the years. The water is infused with antioxidants to ‘soothes and softens‘ and i note that it works best on freshly washed face. It comes in an aerosol can and i spray it about an arm length from my face. It eliminates the ‘tightness’ i feel after a wash to keep my face moisturized throughout the day.
I reviewed this product in a previous post, as the best acne-fighting product i have encountered. I apply it about an hour before heading to bed, so that it fully absorbs into my skin.
Overall, i love the products because they are moisturizing, they protect my skin from sun damage and they never leave a greasy feel.
What are your summer skincare essentials?