A 3-Step Skin Care Routine You Have To Try
Whether it’s no-makeup makeup or air-dried hair, summertime is all about simplicity. With that in mind, we’ve put together a simple, 3-step skin care routine with some of our favorite products. From a no-rinse facial cleanser to a charcoal-enhanced clay face mask to a lightweight face lotion, we’re sharing three products brought to you by L’Oreal Paris you need for a simple summer skin care routine, ahead.
STEP ONE: CLEANSE YOUR COMPLEXION WITH MICELLAR WATER
The first step in every skin care routine? Cleansing. One of our favorite ways to cleanse the complexion is with micellar water. ICYMI: Micellar water can gently lift away pore-clogging dirt and debris off the skin’s surface without rinsing or harsh rubbing. All you have to do is soak a cotton pad with the solution, sweep it over your facial contours, and voilá! The best part? Some can even remove stubborn, waterproof makeup, too.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of micellar water options out there. In fact, many can be found conveniently stacked on the shelves at your local drugstore, like L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof. Formulated with all skin types in mind, this drugstore micellar water can gently remove makeup—including waterproof mascara—dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Another reason to love it? It’s super affordable. At just under $10 MSRP a pop, you can easily and effectively cleanse your skin whenever, wherever.
STEP TWO: DETOX YOUR SKIN WITH A CLAY Enhanced FACIAL MASK
Once you’ve cleansed your complexion with the Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser from L’Oréal Paris, it’s time for some deep cleaning. If your skin is oily or blemish-prone, a clay mask formula enhanced with charcoal—such as the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask—may be right for you. Not only can the formula help to draw out built-up impurities, it can promote a brighter-looking complexion too. Best of all, this affordable drugstore facial mask gets the job done in just ten minutes!
For more on L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten ($12.99 MSRP), plus other facial masks formulated with clay in the Pure-Clay collection, see our full product review, here.
STEP THREE: MOISTURIZE WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT FACIAL MOISTURIZER
No skin care routine would be complete without a little post-cleanse hydration! During the colder months, you’ll want to reach for a moisturizer that is a little heavier and can keep winter skin care woes at bay. And during the warmer months, lightweight moisturizers are your skin’s BFF. One of our go-to facial hydrators for summer is L’Oréal Paris’ Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care range. Formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid, these moisturizers quench skin with moisture and lock it in for comfortable, hydrated, fresh, and healthy-looking skin. Choose from three different textures customized to each skin hydration need.
For more on L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care ($17.99 MSRP), see our product review here.
Editor’s note: We know we said this was a 3-step skin care routine, but if you’re heading outdoors there are actually four steps because you shouldn’t leave home without…sunscreen. By now we all know how vital sunscreen application is—especially if you are spending time in direct sunlight—no matter what the weather forecast may be. But sunscreen is not only important for protection against sunburns and skin cancer, it can also help ward off signs of premature skin aging. And one of our favorite—read: must-try—sunscreens for the face is L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 30 Lotion. Its lightweight formula goes on with ease, is fast-absorbing, and helps to protect your complexion with or without makeup. Just make sure to reapply as needed and as directed!