Ok, ok. School has started, which means it seems much less summery than it did a week ago. But summer weather is here to stay (for a little longer, anyway) and that means summer skincare is still a necessity. And there is a special way you should be using your favorite facial oil for the season.
While summer may bring along sticky, sweaty skin and an upswing in breakouts, the complexion can also become dry. And summer dry skin is way different than winter dry skin.
Summer dry skin feels thin, droopy, and sandpapery. This calls for a dose of softening, smoothing, plumping ingredients.
If it were winter, you’d probably reach for rich facial oils to hydrate and repair parched skin. Here’s the deal with oils … they are perfect year-round. It’s your delivery method that needs to be switched up.
Rather than swapping out facial oils for the season, I have my favorites and use them throughout the year. If you feel your facial oil leaves your skin greasy this time of year, you are going to love this trick.
Maybe you’ve heard of skincare cocktailing but are unsure exactly what it is or how to do it? Skincare cocktailing is the technique of mixing products to either bolster their effectiveness or treat more than one concern.
Take cleanser for example. Sometimes, if my skin is feeling both dirty and dry, I will mix a cream cleanser with a bit of gel cleanser to clean my skin and add a hit of moisture at the same time. Other times, when my skin is feeling dry and rough, I’ll mix a bit of exfoliant with my creamy cleanser. Adding a few drops of facial oil to your daily moisturizer is skincare cocktailing too.
3 Steps to Summertime Skincare Cocktailing
1. First, make sure the facial oil you’ve chosen is good for your skin. Below are a few oils that work well on the different skin types. This is just the tip of the iceberg where healthy facial oils are concerned, but should get you going.
Sensitive — In Fiore Calme Complexe Face Oil Concentré
Normal to Dry — RMS Beauty Beauty Oil
Dry + Mature — Maya Chia The Super Couple
Acne Prone — Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Oily — In Fiore Pur Complexe Face Oil Concentré
2. Next, you will need a facial mist, essence, or toner. Choose a product designed for your skin type that’s made with ingredients to address your skin issues. Here are some of my top picks.
Dry + Sensitive — In Fiore Vitale Toning Floral Essence
Sensitive + Mature — May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist
Oily + Mature — La Bella Figura Jardin De Fleurs Skin Revitalizer
3. Now for the delivery. Spritz or spill a dime-sized amount of the mist or essence into your palm. Add three or four drops of facial oil and blend lightly, then pat onto skin. Patting, rather than rubbing, gives the complexion a bright and glowy look, and a velvety soft, cushiony feel.
Delivering oil to your skin with the help of a facial mist not only means no greasy look or feel, but offers a hit of refreshment to skin and even more amazing ingredients going to work. Feel free to use all year if you like. Now that’s a summer cocktail I can truly get behind.
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