I don’t know about you, but I like to wear less makeup in the summer, especially face makeup. I usually pare down my usual primer, concealer, foundation, powder to something lighter — maybe a multi-tasker like a BB Cream.
To do this, I have to get my skin ready for less makeup. The skincare below will help your pores, firm up your skin and make your skin radiant just in time for warmer weather.
Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Purifying Mask ($29 for 5 masks) — This refreshing, rejuvenating mask incorporates natural extracts, which work to clear out pores without irritation and stimulate pore contraction. Hydrating ingredients help detoxify and brighten, leaving skin clear, smooth, and refined. This cruelty-free product is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and free of alcohol and fragrance.
What I think: I LOVE this mask! I put it on my skin, left it there for about 25 minutes, took it off and rubbed the excess serum in my skin. Then I looked in the mirror — wow! My pores were so much smaller looking and my redness was almost gone. My skin was so smooth. Awesome product!
Available at Sephora stores and http://www.sephora.com
Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum ($39.99 USD) — Featuring a unique massaging applicator to target the four key facial zones prone to sagging (cheeks, chin, jowls, jaw), this effective serum combines the PolyPeptide Lift Complex with a high concentration of seven instant skin-tighteners including a pharmaceutical grade one for fast acting, fast lifting results.
What I think: I have been using this for a couple of weeks and already see results! I take the product with the applicator and roll the serum on to my chin, jaw and cheeks and then rub it in. It really tightens things up. Which is what I need as I approach my 46th birthday (I KNOW!).
Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.
Sculpt Secret Facial Sculpting Serum ($69 USD) — Say goodbye to under-chin bulge and hello to chiseled jaw and cheek bones with the Sculpt Secret Facial Sculpting Serum. This product’s breakthrough IsoSculpt Complex mixes purified Seaweed Extract with other botanicals to reduce the appearance of double chin, define jaw line, contour cheekbones and tighten neck area, shaving both pounds and years off your appearance without dieting, pills, or surgery.
This unmatched product allows trapped fluids and fat to simply melt away as skin is detoxified. The Chromium CircuSpheres stimulate micro-circulation to boost metabolism and speed up the sculpting process—giving a slimmer, more defined look in just two weeks!
What I think: I have just started using this serum now. I love how it feels and how easy it is to apply. I will continue using it for the two full weeks to see if it slims my face, I have high hopes!
Available at http://www.softsurroundings.com
MyBody MyHero Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion ($115 USD) — A unique combination of biomimetic growth factor peptides plus lifting, hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients help restore youth and radiance while enhancing the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisture Factor).
Replenishes dehydrated, dry and mature skin with essential hydrators and nourishing moisturizers. The ultimate daytime lotion for dry, mature or compromised skin. By delivering a complete portfolio of anti-aging technologies, including probiotic derived bioactives, antioxidants, skin tighteners and a heroic complex of plant derived growth factor peptides, plus DNA repair actives, the combination of myHERO products maximize the skin’s natural healing abilities to enhance barrier function and rebuild thinning skin for results you can see and feel.
What I think: This is my new daytime lotion. I have been using it under SPF for a few weeks now and really like how it tightens my skin and makes it glow. I only wish it included SPF — the less products I have to use, the better. But, I am seeing results in how young my skin now looks so I will continue using it.
Don’t forget makeup with skincare benefits, light a great BB Cream! Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream Light Tint ($55 USD) — Natural Finish™ Korean BB Cream lets you be your own beauty. This sheer, fine pigmented beauty balm provides uniform coverage without caking or flaking. Designed with SPF 36 to protect you while it softens and smooths for a natural look, Natural Finish™ BB Cream forsakes all else for the beauty of you.
What I think: This actually solves my SPF problem. I can put this on over my MyBody day lotion, and it has SPF and provides coverage with the tint. It feels so light on, but provides moderate coverage. Perfect for the summer when I want to use less products.
Available at http://www.amarteskincare.com
What are you doing to get your skin in shape for summer?