Want To Stop The Aging Process This Summer? This Is How!

Updated: Jul 6

Girl with a striped hat laying in the pool sunbathing Girl with a striped hat laying in the pool sunbathing

Over the years I've turned into a skincare junkie. I have fair skin and I have a normal/combination skin type , but I'm always looking for the latest and greatest to make my skin look healthy, glowing and youthful.

You guys...I've tried SO many brands...SO MANY. I've tried everything from Chanel to good 'ole coconut oil. When buying skincare, I try to get the most natural option that works. Sometimes, just because it's natural doesn't mean it's the best for your skin...and vice versa.

Here are some of my favorites essentials for summer that I always keep in stock and that really work for my skin!

First things first...

American Academy of Dermatology sunscreen infographic to prevent sun damage and skin cancerAmerican Academy of Dermatology sunscreen infographic to prevent sun damage and skin cancer

Sunscreen

This is a must, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Please wear sunscreen!

I found this great graphic from the American Academy of Dermatology that explains what you should be looking for when selecting a sunscreen.

Supergoop! unseen sunscreen broad spectrum spf40 Supergoop! unseen sunscreen broad spectrum spf40

Face

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

I discovered this sunscreen recently and I am OBSESSED. It's clear you guys!

No, seriously...hence the name "unseen", it doesn't leave that awful white cast!

(we are trying to look nice and bronzed over here!).

Also, I love that it's the consistency of a makeup primer, so when I use this I dont use a primer at all, and you only need a pea-sized amount.

Alba Botanica coconut oil hawaiian clear spray sunscreen spf 50 reef safe sunscreen and biodegradable Alba Botanica coconut oil hawaiian clear spray sunscreen spf 50 reef safe sunscreen and biodegradable

Body

Alba Botanica Coconut Oil Hawaiian Clear Spray SPF 50 Sunscreen

I love the convenience of a spray sunscreen for my body. This one is also clear, and it smells great, but more importantly it actually works.

It's also reef safe and biodegradable (yay!)

Moisturizer

I alternate my moisturizer because I find that my skin gets used to certain products, and after a while they don’t work as effectively. Also, sometimes I prefer a gel and sometimes I want to lather my skin in something thicker (summer vs. winter time).

Neutrogena hydro boost gel cream moisturizer for extra dry skin with hyaluronic acidNeutrogena hydro boost gel cream moisturizer for extra dry skin with hyaluronic acid

Gel Moisturizer

Neutrogena Hydro Boost

This moisturizer is great for the warmer months of the year. It's lightweight, but it still gets the job done! It also has hyaluronic acid which really retains the moisture in your skin, and I can easily wear it before applying my makeup!

La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair face moisturizerLa Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair face moisturizer

Cream Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair

This is my favorite for the colder months, when your skin needs that extra boost to feel supple, dewy and moisturized!

It's oil free, so it won't clog my pores, free of all the nasties you don't want in your skincare, and it restores and protects the skin's natural barrier.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed OilThe Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

Oil

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

God I LOVE this stuff. I don't always use an oil unless my skin really needs it and I am super dry, but when I do, I use The Ordinary rose hip seed oil.

It hydrates the skin, reduces redness, and helps even out your skin tone. LOVE. IT!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Eye CreamNeutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Eye Cream

Eye Cream

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Eye Cream

This is my go-to eye cream. It's super easy to wear because it's a gel, I apply it day and night and it's packed with hyaluronic acid (which I am a fan of!)

It's also lightweight and wears well under my makeup.

"Protect the skin and moisturize" that's my motto. What are some of your Summer skincare essentials that you can't live without?

-Lili xo

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