EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Summer Skincare with St. Ives Scrubs and Moisturizers #hydrate #exfoliate #healthyskin

Summer Skincare with St. Ives Scrubs and Moisturizers #hydrate #exfoliate #healthyskin

With summer here, healthy skin is top priority. Our skin is exposed to the sun more than ever this time of year, and our feet are put through the ringer in our flip flips and sandals. I talk about UV protection a lot, but proper exfoliation and moisturizer are super important, too! Whether you're swimming in salt water, taking a dip in a chlorinated pool, or just spending the day in the heat, your skin can lose its hydration pretty quickly. Hydration is one of the keys to healthy, younger-looking skin, so I take it pretty seriously. With that said, it's awful to slather on a heavy, greasy lotion in 90 degree weather, just to sweat it off a few minutes into the heat. Personally, I like to use St. Ives products because they are lighter, absorb quickly and keep me hydrated throughout the day. I have a few summer favorites and a new exfoliator that I've added to my routine. Check them out below!

I have to say, I'm a little late to the game on the importance of exfoliation. Since I've added it to my routine a couple of times a week, it really has made a difference in my skin's appearance and certainly makes it feel softer. For summertime, I like this Coconut Oil Scrub for it's beachy scent and gentle feel on my face. It's made with pure grapeseed oil and is a 100% natural coconut shell powder exfoliant. I love using this on my feet as well to get them in summer shape! Also available in Apricot Oil Scrub.

Oatmeal Face Scrub and Mask
This scrub and mask is awesome in the summertime because it soothes my skin after being in the heat all day. It's infused with the scent of oatmeal and honey and it’s made with 100% natural exfoliants like walnut shell powder. I use it two to three times a week, once as a shower scrub and once or twice a week as a mask. St. Ives offers five different face scrubs:
  • Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub
  • Oatmeal Face Scrub and Mask
  • Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub
  • Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Even and Bright Scrub
  • Apricot Blemish Control (My husband and I have both been long time users of this one!)

I'm using these great scents this summer!

Some of the best summer moisturizers I've found are the St. Ives Soft and Silky Moisturizers. They are much lighter than many of the other moisturizers I've tried, and they hydrate really well, so I don't sweat the lotion off shortly after stepping into the heat. (We live in Florida, so this is essential!) The scents are perfect for summer, too. My favorite is the Coconut and Orchid Hand and Body Lotion. Those of you who follow our posts often know that I appreciate products that are 100% natural, so these moisturizers are perfect for my family. This line is available in seven different scents:
  • Coconut Orchid 
  • Vitamin E & Avocado 
  • Cranberry and Grapeseed Oil 
  • Pear and Soy
  • Cucumber and Melon
  • Oatmeal and Shea Butter
  • Collagen and Elastin

Where to Purchase
Ready to improve your own skin routine? St. Ives has a helpful store locator to pick up any of these summer skincare products at a local retailer near you.

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Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided by St. Ives. As always, our posts are our own, honest opinions.