Summer Essentials: My Favorite Things (Skin)

Hey guys,

I thought I’d share the products that I’m currently using to keep my skin under control this summer. In addition to skin care, I’m also using products to ‘trick’ my skin into behaving properly and looking its absolute best.

From the top:


My skin has been SO ANNOYED this summer! I can’t use anything with any potential irritants in it, like my regular Oatmeal/Peppermint face wash. The tea tree has become irritating, and it’s causing my skin to overproduce oil to compensate. Boo! So, head to toe (even on my face with the Clarisonic) I’ve been using the Habibi Baby Hair & Body Shampoo. So far… so good.

You can get the cleanser at:


EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. This little device has really done wonders for my skin. I swear by it.

There are a ton of places that sell Clarisonic, including Space NK and the Clarisonic website


Same with the moisturizing. I’ve decided that less is more this summer, so I’m just slathering this on my damp skin (face included) after a shower and pat dry. It’s lighter than my regular go-to moisturizer (body balm), so it absorbs quickly and I can get dressed with no issues.

You can get this moisturizer at:


If I’m going to  be outside, then this goes on with my regular moisturizer. It’s a little ‘white’ when you first put it on… so I really work it in with the moisturizer until it disappears.

You can get Natura Bisse products from Space NK at

I’m not sure if they do international shipping… but there are a ton of places to buy Natura Bisse products.


This probably qualifies as makeup, but I use it as part of my skin-routine, so it’ll go in this category. I LOVE this stuff! It’s supposed to be a tan intensifier (not that I need one), but that’s not what I use it for. This ‘dry’ oil goes on all the parts of me that are going to be exposed (even blended down with a brush under my chin and on the neck) so that my skin glows. Plus, it smells like HEAVEN. I’ve gone through nearly an entire bottle… I’ll need to get another one soon.

You can get the Guerlain dry shimmer oil from Sephora

That’s my regular ‘skin’ routine for the summer.