Skin care starts with rest, exercise and what we consume. I don’t eat meat, processed, convenience, or fast foods, and rarely have an evening meal. I never drink sodas, but I do drink a lot of filtered purified water every day. I have only two cups of black coffee in the morning and occasionally have a glass of wine with dinner.
My daily summer routine includes skin care products and makeup by Beautycounter. I use the Cleansing Balm every evening. It is also great for gently removing stubborn eye makeup. The balm comes with a 100% muslin cloth that I enjoy using so much; I bought three more so that I always have a clean one by my dressing table.
The Charcoal Cleansing Bar helps to clear up my T-Zone which tends to still break out in summer. I use it in the shower to remove all traces of the day.
As a person who has had skin cancer, I can assure you that it is a smart practice to protect all of your skin from the aging, damaging rays of the sun. You will appreciate that Countersun Mineral Sunscreen is lightweight and water-resistant. This sunscreen doesn’t harm coral reefs.
Dew Skin is a light tinted moisturizer with sunscreen that offers a light dewy coverage that is very natural looking. I pat No. 2 over my face and neckline. I have never liked wearing foundation, but this is very sheer and light.
My makeup routine is getting shorter every year. I fill in my brows and blend well, then fill in the top lashline only with an eyeliner pencil. Eyeshadow in natural colors with no shimmer is blended from the bottom part of my lid and upward to vanish above the crease. I never extend color out too far on the outer edges because it tends to drag the eyes down visually. I use a lighter color on the inner corners to diminish the darkness we tend to get there as we age. Finish off with black mascara to lengthen or thicken lashes.
I have stopped using blush in the summer because my cheeks naturally flush with color in warm weather. I do use a bright lip color that harmonizes with the color of my top. Beautycounter Red is my current favorite.
I was so impressed with the mission of the Beautycounter company to provide safe products not tested on animals that I signed up to be a consultant last fall and have been using these products with excellent results since. Visit my Beautycounter site here.