Now that it’s officially summer in the calendar I thought it would a perfect time to introduce some of my must-have skincare products that I have been loving lately. I feel like skincare in the summertime has kind of a different meaning to it because I think we all want to look the same – tanned, glowy and silky smooth. I have my own routine to achieve all of those things and I’m here to share it with you all!
First things first – moisturizer. For me it’s the no 1 thing when it comes to taking care of my skin and I make sure to moisturize my whole body after each shower. It’s makes all the difference! I’m sure that most of you already have the same routine that I do but just in case there’s someone out there that hasn’t discovered the perks of a good body lotion yet – you’re missing out! I personally have quite dry skin and that’s why it’s super important for me to hydrate my skin daily. I have dried so so many body lotions over the years – some good, some not that much but the ones that I’ll be sharing with you today have all won my heart.
I got this Banana Body Yogurt from The Body Shop as a birthday gift from my sister and I’ve been using it ever since. The first thing I have to mention about is the smell of course – it’s a true banana heaven! I absolutely love it and the smell wears on for hours which is something that I always really appreciate in a moisturizer. The texture of this products is awesome, too. It’s quite lightweight and feels kind of jelly but I really love it. Every time I use it I can feel my skin just drinking up the product and I’m always left with really fresh feeling and good smelling body. I like to wear it after self tanning because it helps to keep away the specific smell of the fake tan. It’s never too bad but having the banana yogurt over my body definitely helps me to feel more confident with my tan. The product is 100% vegan and I think you all already know about the cruelty free program that The Body Shop is carrying. The brands character and mission is only one of the reasons I’m always so happy to try new products from them!
Before I do my tan I always need a deeper moisturizer for my ankles, knees, elbows and all that jazz. That’s where this Lemongrass House Royal Lotus body cream comes in. Another 100% natural product that feels amazing on my skin. It’s way thicker than the The Body Shop one I just mentioned but sometimes my skin really needs a lotion like this. It absorbs really quickly and leaves my skin hydrated and dewy. It’s the first product I’ve used from the brand but I’m super impressed and definitely will look up something new to try from them. This item came home with me from Beauty Blogger’s event that we had in April. It was super fun and I’m so thankful for all the people that made it possible!
We got quite a few body cream in our goodie bags from the event that I talked about just now. This is another one and it’s nothing like I’d seen before. It’s a body souffle that smells absolutely heavenly. I’m so sad that I tried it before taking the picture because it looked exactly like whipped cream right after opening. And it kind of feels like one, too! I’m in love with the texture and the peachy smell is really intense which you know, I reaallly like. This product is handmade which I think is really cool and unique. Definitely perfect as a gift! As is the body scrub from the same brand – Sandrelle Beauty. Again, the smell of this thing is on another level and every time I use this in the shower I get surprised again that something can smell so vividly. I use this body scrub to get rid of my old self tan and prep my skin for a new one. I always like to use sugar scrubs for the job as they are tough and I feel like I can really renew my skin with them. Loving both of these products and can’t get over the fact how cute they look!
Dove brand was also represented in IBK 2018. I had used their products before and this brand for me has always been something that I can trust. I guess I’ve never talked about any of their products in my blog but this one will do good for all of them because it’s just so damn good! I use it once a week as part of my self tanning routine and I’m always waiting for that shower as this Shower Mousse feels like a luxury on my skin. I think it’s meant to be a 2-in-1 product as a shower gel and shaving cream but I mainly use for shaving and it works perfectly. Now I just can’t imagine not having it in my bathroom cupboard since it’s something I’m always looking forward to use. Such an easy thing to add into your routine for that little luxury touch!
Lastly I want to talk about this amazing self tanning product that comes from the gorgeous Bondi Sands bottle. It’s the second time I purchased this and it’s like falling in love all over again. I hadn’t used it in a year and yesterday when I washed off the guide color in the morning I was shook! Didn’t remember that it looks so damn good on my skin. The smell of this product felt kind of nostalgic but I still like it though. I can’t say that it has no self tanning product smell at all but it’s quite minimum and it doesn’t bother me at all. Once you have washed it off you can only really smell it when you’re taking your daily shower. Otherwise it doesn’t smell on my skin and I don’t feel like I’m wearing one at all. Well, except that I’m super bronzed! I made an Instagram story about my before and after pictures so if you haven’t already seen it – here you go! Just click on the ‘love’ button and see it there. But seriously, this Self Tanning foam in Dark is to die for! I actually wanted to buy the ultra dark one this time but unfortunately it doesn’t ship to Estonia. Still the dark one makes me look really tanned and I haven’t felt that confident in a long time. Really highly recommend!
These are all of my skincare products for a glowy and tanned skin for the summer season. Love each and every one of them and will definitely use them until their empty (this doesn’t happen a lot, you know). In addition to these lovely products there are some really well known things that also help to make your skin look amazing: loads of water, working out, eating healthier and my personal fave for a golden godess look – adding some body highlighter on your legs and shoulders. I have this Urban Decay shimmering powder and it works wonders!