Our skin has so many important functions, guys. It regulates body temperature, allows us to sense touch, and it shields us from microbes and harmful elements. As the largest organ of the human body, it is mind-blowing that so many of us tend to dismiss skincare as a vanity need rather than view it as a necessity for human health. Especially in the summertime, when excessive heat and air conditioning can easily dehydrate our skin, it is so important not only to protect our skin but to keep it hydrated and moisturized. You guys know I’m skincare obsessed & I will forever be stressing the importance of taking care of your skin! There are so many products out there that boast being the best at giving your skin the moisture it needs, but after trying many (& I mean MANY!) products, here are my top 5 favorite moisturizers for summer!
This is my go-to morning moisturizer! The scent is so invigorating and the perfect way to wake up and start the day. The lightweight gel-cream sinks into my skin so quickly & is perfect to go under makeup. It instantly hydrates my skin without the use of parabens or animal ingredients (yay for safe animals!), while the ginseng and coffee bean do wonders to boost my skin’s radiance, leaving me feeling refreshed and restored in the early morning.
If you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with all things collagen. This product is an anti-wrinkle day cream with SPF 30 (there is also a version without SPF & a night Cream), perfect for aging skin. It is very hydrating without being too heavy and gives my skin a beautiful, healthy, glow. Since I’ve started using it, I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin’s suppleness and elasticity that I lacked before (bye bye forehead wrinkles!). I may still be young (to most people) but as I age, I am definitely using more products to help prevent and rewind the aging process. Though it’s a little on the pricey side, it is worth every single penny to get that firm, youthful, glow!
This moisturizer is a holy grail for me because I have insanely dry skin! I love, love, love this brand because every product is made with clean ingredients; so clean you could literally eat it (hence the name), although not recommended haha! This moisturizer’s formula is intensely nourishing, and designed to reduce redness and irritation, all the while, giving me that rejuvenated glow. Coco Bliss uses a combination of botanical antioxidants along with calming shea and coco butters to trigger the skin’s natural collagen production, while vitamins B, C, and E do their parts to promote brightened, youthful skin. While this is a heavier cream, it absorbs into the skin nicely and can be used both morning and night.
This is an oldie but a goodie. Both Adam and I used this product as our go-to moisturizer for years. Not only is it perfect for all skin types, but a little bit goes a long way, and it can be used both on the face and body. This daily-use product uses colloidal oatmeal (soothing), Shea butter, avocado and meadowfoam seed oils, and antioxidants, to keep my skin super hydrated and protected against environmental aggravators. Paraben and sulfate free, this moisturizer leaves my skin feeling silky, smooth, and hydrated.
Clearly, I love a good cream-gel! I love how lightweight it is, and also the fact that it dries down to a matte finish. Made with 15% pomegranate water and extract, this moisturizer helps to minimize the look of my pores while also hydrating and balancing my skin. While this is actually targeted toward oily or combination skin, I use it on my dry skin and absolutely love it!
Like I said above, there are SO many products out there to help protect and enhance our skin. I realize that sometimes the number of choices and all the information out there can be overwhelming (downright intimidating sometimes) and turn skincare into a regimen we’d rather ignore. But the more we let our skin dry out, sunburn, and be exposed to the environment, the more we need to hydrate and protect ourselves from aging, skin ailments, and disease! So if you take anything from this post, PLEASE feed your skin the moisture it needs, especially during the hot summer season, when you need it most!
Now tell me, what is one of your favorite moisturizers for summer?