Warm summer days mean baring a bit more skin, be it from sleeveless tops, shorter hems, or beachwear. I have an arsenal of products I use to prep for the extra exposure. From self tanning products and bronzers to a strong sunscreen, I’ve got favorites. It all starts with readying skin for the application of various products.
Dry brushing and exfoliating are routine for me, but I’ve recently added something new to give my skin a boost. After reading rave reviews on U BEAUTY’s The Sculpt Arm Compound, I gave it a try. After using it religiously for a month, I see a slight difference in crepey skin – enough to continue using it.
I’ve talked before about the Self Tan Drops from Tan-Luxe and brought both The Face and The Body drops with me on a recent trip. I love the ability to control how deep I want the tan to appear plus adding the drops to any moisturizer is convenient. Once the tan appears, I’ll even out any mistakes with Vita Liberata Blody Blur. I’ve also used the Body Blur on its own to give my legs and feet a boost of color when wearing dresses. It creates an even, beautiful brown.
Westman Atelier’s Face Trace Stick has become a new favorite. At a recent Westman Atelier Masterclass, I learned the correct way to apply it, which is less as a contour product and more like a bronzer. Imagine where the sun would hit your face, across your nose and straight across the cheekbones and you’ll create the appearance of a sun kissed tan.
But the most important product of course is sunscreen. I LOVE SuperGoop Unseen Sunscreen with SPF 40 PA+++. It disappears into my skin and is non-drying. I didn’t burn even slightly after hours on a boat, swimming and basically full sun exposure. The PA+++ protects against UVA while SPF protects from UVB. Having both in a sunscreen is essential for full sun protection. (PA++++ is the highest available.)
I stocked up on all of these skincare products at Nordstrom. With a massive beauty department, I was able to shop at one store for everything I needed for my trip and will continue using all summer long.
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom.