Remember the Wicked Witch of the West? “I’m melting, I’m meelllting.” Well it was summertime, and she was referring to her face! What happened? She was using the wrong moisturizer, and see how things ended up for her! Of all our daily skincare routines, moisturizing is one of the most important. But moisturizing your face during the summer just doesn’t seem to make sense – especially if you have oily or combination skin. With all that heat & humidity comes more natural oil production – and the last thing you want is to add to an already shiny face! Believe it or not it’s still just as important to keep your skin hydrated during warmer months.
The trick to finding the perfect heat-friendly moisturizer is to look for products that are “oil-free” or “mattifying.” Your skin will stay hydrated and nourished without making skin feel greasy or slick. The best part? These face lotions can do double-duty by also helping with acne, anti-aging, and SPF sun protection. I braved the heat to try them all, and these are my top 5 champions!
About Rebecca: My grandmother started it all. As a little girl I would watch her “put on her face” (Clinique makeup) and I was fascinated. I would ask her why Chanel # 5 was her favorite perfume because at age 5, I thought it smelled stinky. I wanted to know it all! She always looked beautiful and she was even more beautiful on the inside. Then my mom, who radiates natural beauty from her warm inviting personality, smile, and those famous hugs. She has no idea how beautiful she is, makeup or no makeup, and she has the best intentions for everyone around her always. She taught me that beauty comes from confidence in yourself. That makes her the most beautiful woman I know. They’ve been my teachers and inspiration. So naturally, I decided to dedicate my blog to them, their middle names being “Naomi” and “Jean.”