My simple summer morning skincare routine | Doctor Anne
Keep it simple, That is the best way to describe my summer morning skincare routine. The warmer it gets, the more layers I shed, both in regards of clothes and skin care steps. The best routine for the current weather of course depends on the climate you live in, and here in Germany summers are warm, but not Too hot, and not particularly dry either.
So other than my spring skincare routine that focused on hydration more than anything else, I Put the emphasis on protection and oil control here. Hi, I’m, Doctor Anne. I’m a medical doctor with a passion for skincare that works.
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First up: Cleanser! Summer is the time when I start cleansing my face in the mornings again. My bedroom is directly under the roof, with huge glass windows, You can see them back there, beautiful, but also very very hot and sweaty at night.
A summer favorite is the Murad essential c cleanser, a gel texture that feels very refreshing and contains vitamin c as Antioxidant. I don’t think that vitamin c in a leave-on product makes a huge difference, But sure it doesn’t hurt either.
Next up: Toners. Not a necessary step at all, i’m going to link to a video that I did about toners, essences and all the difference, but A fun step and in summer the part where I get my humectants in.
Right now i’m using the dear klairs unscented supple preparation toner. I got the original scented version as a travel size a few weeks ago, enjoyed it a lot, So I decided to purchase the full size, but the unscented version for comparison.
It contains centella asiatica and aloe vera for soothing, vitamin e as Antioxidant, licorice root extract to fight hyperpigmentation and on top of that copper tripeptide 1. Then it is time for a serum! No matter how simple my routine is, A serum or two are always part of the mix.
But while normally I mix and match depending on what my skin Currently needs, for the summer months It’s always the same two I reach for: the by whishtrend pure vitamin c 15 % with ferulic acid for antioxidant protection, either on its own or paired with the ordinary Niacinamide 10 % Plus Zinc 1%, and yes, I do combine niacinamide and vitamin c, there’s really no harm in that as I mentioned in this video.
As the by wishtrend serum has some Niacinamide as well, albeit way less than 10 %, I don’t always feel like I need both. The ordinary’s version is great for oil control and blemishes though, so I reach for it around three times a week, More often when the hormonal changes lead to increased sebum production.
My next step is eye cream, another Non-essential step and one that really doesn’t hold much Surprises for long time followers of this channel. My love for The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Serum is well Documented here, and it still is my favorite to de-puff and hydrate my eyes in the mornings.
Caffeine, humectants, peptides, It is everything I want for my eyes in the morning. And the last step: Sunscreen! Absolutely non-negotiabl,e even on cloudy days and when I stay indoors. I did a whole Ask Doctor Anne series on your sunscreen questions And I also shared my current top three favorite sunscreens for the face, So i’m not going to repeat myself here and list them all.
In the summertime sunscreen replaces my day cream, I don’t feel the need to use a dedicated moisturizer underneath, which both reduces the suffocating feeling of having too many layers on the skin And the risk of pilling, a win-win situation! All that can be done, including brushing my teeth, Which is what I do in between serums if I use both of them, within less than 15 minutes.
How does your routine change in the summer? More layers, less layers, inquiring minds want to know! Tell me in the comments below. I’m going to link to a few more videos on the screen that I think you might enjoy And i’m going to see you all very soon with another one.