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Summer Skincare and Body Essentials

Summer Skincare and Body Essentials
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I picture warm sunny days, vacations, beaches, and sunscreens when I think of summer. I also think of dehydration, sweats, and sticky and oily skin, to name a few 😂  I thought I’d share the skincare and body products I have been using on repeat. In no particular order, they are:


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Skinceuticals oil shield UV defense sunscreen, SPF 50

I was one of the doubting Thomas who didn’t believe in the effective use of sunscreen, especially on dark skin. Anyway, I learned the hard way. So now, I use products that contain at least SPF 30. For my body, I use VSP Botanics Ultra-Hydrating lotion, a water-based body moisturizer that contains SPF 50. I alternate between Black Girl Sunscreen and Skinceuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen for my face.


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EltaMD skincare foaming facial cleanser

To get rid of sweat and dirt, I use a gentle cleanser. In this case, I use the EltaMD Gentle foaming cleanser twice or thrice daily to cleanse my face, depending on how hot the weather is. I'm currently loving the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Body Wash.


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Skinceuticals triple lipid restore

With the weather comes thirst. So, apart from staying hydrated by drinking fluids, I also use a lightweight moisturizer or a face mist to keep my skin hydrated, moisturized, and refreshed. For that, I use the Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore cream on my face and the VSP Botanics Ultra hydrating Moisturiser on my body.