Never Without …
For few days in the Mediterranean, I chose effective “basic” products but not irritating. Because my combination skin is more reactive in summer and quickly warms and tolerates almost nothing.
1. I recently discovered the Decléor Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Cleasing Mousse with Neroli essential oil. Grea! Although it rinses with water, it doesn’t dry the skin. Its melting texture with a very light fragrance are very pleasant. Gentle, it cleans my sun creams perfectly. As very little product is enough to wash your face, this minidose of 50 ml lasts quite a long time. And the most important for me, I made no reaction to the essential oil of Neroli.
2. Mon huile d’olive bio (pas de marque précise, juste première pression à froid). Mon huile à tout faire! Je vous en ai déjà tellement parlé qu’inutile d’en rajouter. Je l’utilise pour tout et avec tout! My organic olive oil (no precise brand, just a first cold pressed oil) does everything! I’ve already told you million times, I use it for everything and with everything!
3. I was looking for a product with a high sun protection factor (without the ugly plaster effect) that suits my irritated mixed skin. And allows me to avoid to aply a day cream. A sunblock extremely moisturizing. And the big winner is the Uriage Fluide HYSÉAC SPF50+! It is very difficult then to use other sunscreens as its texture is awesome!
4. Among my other favorites: the Novexpert Gommage Douceur Hydro-Biotique au Magnesium (a very gentle scrub with magnesium). Once or twice a week, in the evening, I need to cleanse my skin more deeply. In general, I then apply as a night cream, the great Qiriness Le Wrap d’Eau, a moisturizing balm with a velvety fresh texture. Pure pleasure! I apply a thick layer and let it dry one hour before going to bed without rinsing it. And the next day I have a bright plump baby skin.
The Hydration Boost
In the summer, I am obsessed with hydration. I drink a lot of water and eat more fruits and raw vegetables. Morning and evening, or as soon as I come back home after a day in the sun, I wash my face and apply on the face, neck and décolleté the Uriage Crème d’Eau Riche (Rich Water Cream) with Uriage thermal water and shea butter. I really like both texture (almost whipped) with a matte finish and discreet flowery smell.
Recently, I started using sheet masks more often thanks to the Qiriness Wraps. Initially, it was just for my long hauls to Asia, because they are easy to use while travelling. For face, I use the Wrap Hyal-Aqua, a micro fiber mask, impregnated with serum (with Hyaluronic Acid among others). And for my eye area (that as soon as I’m tired darkens): the Wrap Hyal Eyes. For a tenfold “freshness-firmness” effect, I put both patches in the fridge before using them. Top!
Hair and Sun Care
Well, my hair! Now that they grow from mid-long to long, I daily struggle with the knots and therefore a lot of breakage (scary!). So this summer, I do a minimum. As a daily care: a mix of thermal water with a little bit of organic olive oil and organic shea butter. Plus: disentangling by hand with infinite patience! Ah, mes cheveux, un vrai poème!
For the shampoo, I remain faithful to the natural Kérastase Aura Botanica range. I really like the new Bain Micellaire Riche (1) with Amazonian Brazil nut oil, for dry and very dry hair. A clean composition with 96% of natural ingredients, without silicone, sulphate and paraben. A lovely texture with a little bit of foam and strong smell of plants. My must have!
To lighten my suitcase, I preferred taking a half-empty pot of the Garnier Fructis Smoothing Macadamia Hair Food (2) with 98% of natural ingredients. I use it both as a conditioner mask, leave-in conditioning and a detanglling daily care. To be honest, I am desappointed. During the application, it seems to work miracles, but very soon as soon as my hair dries (rinsed or not), I find them even drier than before the treatment.
This summer, I wanted to change my darling sunscreens (La Roche Posay’s Anthelios range and Vichy Idéal Soleil). And I’ve selected two products in the Garnier Ambre Solaire range. For the face, I use the Kids Sensitive Expert + SPF 50+ (2) and for the body, the Sensitive Expert+ FPS 50+ (3). My only concern: they leave big white marks on the skin and wherever I sit (lol)! When I’m too hot, I spray the Uriage Brume d’Eau SFP30, a water mist (1) whose small size is very practical.
To be contued… Next: summer body routine! Enjoy summertime!
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