Summer Skin Routine

It's the middle of summer and we all want to be outdoors, active, relaxing, or just generally doing something other than everyday drudgery.

Me too.

During summer, I actually use less time on skin pampering (not that skin pampering is drudgery!)

But during summer, quality moisturizing with less effort is desirable.

I've had a few questions from you lovely readers about my summer skin regimen, so here it is: my all-time fave summer skin regimen.

This simple skin care program works equally well at home or traveling, and not all of it involves pricey, custom-made products either.

LisaLise Morning routine

Raw honey straight up on bare skin. Apply, massage lightly, rinse.

Spritz of hydrosol skin mist (my fave is rose, but I will also use a mix of herbals)

Eye serum
10 drops of face oil
Lotion bar or whipped butter on feet/heels

LisaLise During the Day Pick-Me-Up

Spritz hydrosol skin mist generously (I'm addicted to hydrosols and always have one in my purse, at my desk, in my pocket)

LisaLiseEvening Routine

Gel cleanser (removes any make-up and cleanses my skin without drying)

Spritz of hydrosol skin mist

Eye cream (I am usually testing a new batch or formula)
Face cream (I am forever testing a new batch or formula)


Foot pampering is one of the things I do seem to find extra time for during summer. Here's my fave foot soak treat.


María said…
What an interesting post, and I did not see it (feed readers, grrrrr...)
My routine is quite simple:
In the morning, clean-tone with a home made micellar water (I change recipe everytime by changing the hydrosol depending on my mood or what I fancy). Moisturize with the cream I make myself. As I change the recipe all time becasue I like to try different things, I have a different one every month or so XD
For the night, clean skin with mild cleanser (it's a home made version of "angel on bare skin") and tone with a hydrosol (rose, orange blossom, bamboo, mint [diluted], it depends).
I don't like to use moisturizing for the night because I think the skin needs to "breathe" and regenerate by itseld, so I just simply cleanse it with a non-irritating product and leave it for the night.
LisaLise said…
HI María - it sounds like you are giving your skin everything it needs. I 'm intrigued by your mention of bamboo hydrosol - did I understand correctly?

I'm also intrigued by your statement of the skin regenerating on its own without help - why you don't use a night cream. :)