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Summer Skincare Update

Summer Skincare Update


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Sunshine is hereeee! ’m actually writing this post on the plane, on the way to Mexico. What a way to ring in the first day of summer! To be clear, by the time you’re reading this (the day after), I’ll be sitting by the pool, sipping something fruity. Cheers to that!!

I kind of thought this day [summer] would never come…for multiple reasons. One being that we are currently in Mexico with friends and I’ve been looking forward to that. Two being that it felt like it was going to be cold forever! I’m now eating my words, as sweat drips off of my brow, buuut nevertheless, I welcome the warmth with happiness.

Madewell Ruffle-Strap Wrap Dress in Orchid Bouquet (also comes in this cami version too) | Villa Rouge Sophie Slide Sandals | Always Coco Da Vinci Pendant | Hat (old, similar here and here)

On my previous skincare seasonal updates, I have said “ooh I feel like I’ve really got my routine down now” and then something changed… In reality, our skin is always changing, so I guess I shouldn’t be too bummed? If I’m changing my routine, I suppose I should be thankful that I can actually do that and that I’m able to listen to my body? I don’t know…I just want to be in the groove with a trusted regimen for my skin!

On a similar note, I’ve also been kind of embarrassed to share what I’m doing, just because I keep having these weird breakouts. I actually mentioned this on my newsletter already, (sign up for my weekly newsletter here) but hadn’t really addressed that here yet. I’ll talk about them maybe later this year, but I think it is partially due to the stress of a new job (Historically I’ve always broken out when I begin a new occupation.) or maybe partially due to a medication my body is detoxing. I also know that I haven’t been getting great sleep and that is integral for good skin and body for that matter. I digress…

Now to that good good… my summer focused routine! In my spring skincare update, I mentioned that I changed my face wash, as I had just learned my favorite one actually did have coconut oil in it. I’m still using the one from spring, but have also started using Primally Pure’s cleansing oil and it is glorious! (Try it for 10% off w/code ELLEMULENOS) I stopped double cleansing for a little bit, but am back at it because I missed it. Read about what double cleansing is and why it is a good idea here. I also have been trying out some new stuff, so I’m excited to share!

MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE

EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE

MASKS:

  • Indie Lee Clearing Mask  (This was a new mask that my esthetician recommended. It is similar to the Juice Beauty Serum in the sense that is also to help exfoliate my skin and rid it of dead cells and prevent irritation. The reviews say it has a strong smell, but I actually like it and find it relaxing. Buuuut I enjoy a good menthol scent. It’s not chemically though and it doesn’t give me a headache. )

  •  Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel

  • Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

  • Homemade Charcoal Mask (I still haven’t shared this yet, but it is on my to-do list, I promise!)

  •  Mahalo Petal Mask (The is also a new mask! I have been eyeing It for a while, but had been avoiding it because of the price tag. They had a birthday sale, so I snagged it! It is for hydration and I can’t wait to use it this summer. Because I’ve been fighting off a breakout, I haven’t tested this as much as I would have liked to, but I did use it yesterday pre-flight and it was great. Jury is still out on if it is worth the price. Will report back!)

  • I’m currently out, but I also really like the Osea Malibu masks for summer. They are clay based and great for excess oil.

As always, these products are all cruelty-free and on the nontoxic end of the spectrum. I try to use no higher than a 2 on EWG’s scale. As for a skin update, my chin is looking better and better. I’ve been documenting, so I can share a bunch of comparison photos and can’t wait to do that. Sooo yeah. If you look at my phone pictures, you will find a bunch of chin photos. #dreamy. My hairline has also been a weird issue for me, because it has never really been a problem before. It got better, but broke out again. I’m still investigating, but am praying I’ll figure out a fix soon.

ALSO, something I just got was Primally Pure’s new serums. They have clarify, plump and soothe. I’ll be testing them out over the coming months and am excited to share how they work. Until then, you can check them out for yourself and get 10% off w/code ELLEMULENOS.

My next facial is July 3 and I’m already ready for it! I see Amanda at Eleven Wellness and have been seeing her for about a year and a half. I try to go every 8 weeks. Would love to go more, but #budget ;) I’m excited to see what summer + vitamin d does for my skin. Will report back soon! You can expect a review of Primally Pure’s Beauty Cream coming down the pipeline soon! Stay beautiful!! ‘Cause you know that it isn’t just about skin and breakouts. True beauty comes from within!

P.S. If you liked this post, you’ll probably enjoy these:

What’s a Toner and Why Use it?

Benefits of Squalane Oil + What it Is

Nontoxic and Reef Safe Sunscreen

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