Wednesday, June 13, 2012



The look for this season is a dewy, fresh look. We all know the only way to have our make-up look good is to have a good base with healthy looking skin. Think of your skin as a canvas.

We all need to take extra care of our skin during the hot months of summer. Swimming in chlorinated pools, more exposure to the suns harmful rays, and the hotter temperatures can play havoc on our skin.

I realize we all have different types of skin so some of the products I use might not be for everyone, but I will share with you what has worked for me.


I have fairly sensitive, dry skin. I have tried lots of different products.

Keeping our face clean is a must, and finding a cleanser that is not too harsh is a must.

There are two products I like to use. One is what just about every dermatologist will recommend.
Cetaphil, and it is tried and true……..

I recently have switched to a new cleanser……….

This cleanser is from France. It can be used on the face, and body. Safe for children or adults. Very gentle, and PH balanced, so perfect for dry, sensitive skin like mine.

I got  a sample to try first, and I loved it. I noticed my skin felt soft, and subtle after using it so I was sold. I immediately ordered a bottle………

This gentle cleanser has calendula in it so it has a light fragrance. I really love this product.



I was a long time Creme De La Mer user. I still think it is probably one of the best moisturizers on the market. The only problem is….. Along with how good it is, you will also pay a premium price.

I must admit even after using it for years I tried to find something that made my skin feel, and look like it did when I used the La Mer, but something that cost less.

I read about a product that was only sold in France which was not available in the United States. I read some really good reports, and was very disappointed that I could not buy some to try.

Well thanks to  blogland I was reading  a blog post and the author mentioned this face cream from France that could be purchased by a company here in the states that imports it.

The only slight downfall is it take about 3 weeks to get, but it is worth the wait, trust me!!

I can not say enough about this wonderful moisturizer. It has really made  a difference in my skin. I feel that my skin feels moist all day long, and the texture of my skin is smoother. For under $50 this product is worth every penny. The other upside is it only cost about 1/5th of what the La Mer was costing me.

Another new product, or at least to me is Almond Oil. I was reading about this oil on a blog where the author likes to use natural products, and it was highly recommended.

I ordered a bottle, and I use it at night time. Love, love how it makes my skin feel. I also love that it is a natural product and it is under $11 a bottle that will last for a very long time.


I love Neutrogena products and I swear by them. I have used this sunscreen for years, and it works for me very well. I also like that it is dry-touch, not sticky feeling.

A fun addition that I keep on hand by the pool out back and in my beach bag is………

If you want a cooling mist that has the most lovely fragrance, and the extra bonus of moisture for your skin and hair, this is for you.

I have used this for years, and I also use a spritz of it on my face to set my make-up after application. You will love this stuff!


Neutrogena Rain bath is another product I have used for years. I love the light sesame fragrance. For summer the refreshing grapefruit or pomegranate is also very nice. This product leaves my skin soft, and keeps it from getting dry


I recently had to switch my body lotion, because Neutrogena no longer makes the lotion in the same fragrance that I loved for as long as I can remember.

I switched to no fragrance Cetaphil. I find it emollient, and if I choose to add fragrance to it I just put a spritz of perfume in my hand, and then add the Cetaphil.

These are the products that I have found to work for me, but since I am a product junky I am always open to new products.

Please share in the comment which products you can't live without.

"Enjoy The Process!" Of:

Taking good care of your skin in the summer months!