In summertime, the livin’ is easy… and summer skincare should be, too. But, sweat, salt and chlorine can quickly wreak havoc on skin. So, if you’re spending a fun-filled summer at the pool, lake or beach, it’s more important than ever to take proper care of your face. Luckily, summer skincare can be as easy as 1-2-3 with the simple 3-step process from LuxeOrganix.
Step 1 – Gently clean skin and remove impurities with… charcoal.
A mistake too many of us make during the summer is to overcompensate for environmental factors and use an overly harsh cleanser on delicate skin. Instead, I’ve started using LuxeOrganix’s Organic Face Wash. This is a unique, foaming cleanser that utilizes the power of activated bamboo charcoal to gently clean, without stripping the face’s essential oils.
If you haven’t used activated charcoal in a skincare product, it takes a moment to get used to. For me, it felt counterintuitive to apply what looks like black dirt to my face! But, take heart. This facial cleanser uses the incredible absorption properties of activated charcoal to gently, yet thoroughly, cleanse skin of pore-clogging surface debris and impurities. It’s like a magnet for dirt and grime.
This product also comes with a tiny, handheld massager used to work up a bit of lather, exfoliate and stimulate skin at the same time. Then, the cleanser rinses clean, with no residue, for a brighter, smoother complexion.
This product is safe for all skin types, but is especially good for those prone to oily skin, or combination skin. Retail: $19.97 on Amazon.
Step 2 – Use a Vitamin C-based crème to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
In the summer, as temperatures soar, you might be tempted to skip the moisturizer in your daily routine. And, who could blame you? Heavy creams and lotions have a tendency to “melt” off at worst, or add unwanted shine at best.
For the best summer skincare, a light, but effective, moisturizer is needed. And, LuxeOrganix’s Organic Face Moisturizer is some of the best I’ve tried.
It’s quickly absorbed. So, there’s no long waiting time between moisturizer and makeup application. And, it’s so light, there’s absolutely no greasy feeling.
But, as light as it is, this moisturizer really works! A perfect combination of antioxidants, plant extracts and Vitamin C combine to diminish blemishes, even out skin tone and minimize sunspots, leaving your complexion radiant, healthy and glowing.
If you haven’t used a Vitamin C moisturizer yet, it’s one of the most wonderful innovations in skincare. Not only does regular application improve the current look of skin, minimize fine lines and provide a dewy, more youthful appearance, Vitamin C can also protect skin from additional environmental damage, such as hard-to-avoid summer sun exposure. Retail $19.97 on Amazon.
Step 3 – Banish the ageing effects of dark circles, under eye puffiness and fine wrinkles.
When I was younger, my deep set eyes were one of my favorite features. But, over the years dark circles and puffiness began to plague me.
Organic Eye Crème from LuxeOrganix addresses both of those issues, as well as the fine lines around my eyes (instead of crow’s feet, I much prefer to call mine laugh lines).
This is another oh-so-light crème, making it a great choice for summer. But, it does an exceptional job of infusing and holding your skin’s moisture and plumping up lines, while minimizing puffy under eye bags. This eye cream also gently firms and tightens the delicate skin around the eye for a more “wide awake” look.
And, while nothing will actually eliminate dark circles (under than great concealer), properly moisturizing helps dramatically. Retail $25.97.
To see the entire line of summer skincare essentials, visit LuxeOrganix.
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