By the time summer comes to an end in Utah, you may find that dehydrated and dull skin is practically inevitable – especially if your everyday routine is too busy to accommodate any sort of skin pampering, and even more so if you’re big into sunbathing, swimming, or spending lots of time enjoying our state’s beautiful outdoors.
Whether or not you’re regularly giving your skin any of its basic necessities, you still need to freshen it up every once in a while, and thankfully enough there’s a few products that are handy to use even when you’re constantly on-the-go.
Yes to Cucumbers on-the-go facial towelettes – These all-natural wipes are made up of ingredients like cucumber, aloe and green tea, which leave your face feeling both clean and rejuvenated. They even work for removing makeup, and small pack fits perfectly in your handbag or travel suitcase. (Also available at Ulta)
Use it: Night or morning or whenever you feel like you need a hydrating little pick-me-up.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Mini – It’s a rice-based enzyme powder that you mix with a few drops of water to create an gentle exfoliating paste. It buffs your skin to smooth, bright perfection without leaving it feeling scratched and overworked. (Available at Got Beauty)
Use it: It’s gentle enough to use daily (as its name suggests) but if your skin is sensitive, once or twice a week should do the trick. Use it in conjunction with your regular facial cleanser and your skin will feel extra squeaky clean.
Apotheke:M Coconut Jasmine Body Crème – The coconut scent with a hint of floral jasmine is perfect for summer, and this crème is formulated so well that it hydrates like a boss without leaving your skin feeling greasy. The packaging is also pretty enough to leave it out on your nightstand – an added bonus, I’d say. (Available at Target)
Use it: Morning, noon and night or just whenever.
Arcona ‘Tabula Rasa’ Pads – Unfortunately, every now and again we need to combat a breakout or an ingrown hair. These pads make spot-treatment a breeze, and ingredients like lactic acid, witch hazel and grapeseed extract work to unclog pores, neutralize bacteria and promote cell renewal, so it’s on your side doing it’s job all day or night. (Available at Nordstrom City Creek)
Use it: 2-4 times a week, morning or night. Apply after cleansing and before moisturizing.