Choosing the Right Face Cleanser
Well, the summer months are drawing closer and closer. The weather here in Florida has officially changed this week. It’s that time of year: hot, humid, and rainy which can only mean one thing… summer is coming! And with a new season on the way, it’s time to reevaluate my summer skincare routine. Anybody else do this as the seasons change? I feel like it’s totally a necessity for me. In winter, even in Florida, I feel like I have to concentrate on keeping things nice and hydrated and plump. Still the case for spring and summer, but with a slightly different tune: we’re sweating more, it’s humid, we’re doing ALL of the activities which means I might be washing my face more than just once in the morning and evening, so the skincare really needs to step up the game and do its part. It’s SO MUCH TO KEEP TRACK OF (but I secretly love it!). Summer comes with an entirely different set of standards and needs. At the top of the list? Choosing the right face cleanser to add to my summer skincare lineup!
SUMMER SKINCARE MUST: Why I use soy-based cleansers
Choosing the right skincare products can be frustrating, time-consuming, and taxing on your skin… but over the years I have found a few things that really work for my skin, and one of them is using a soy-based cleanser. I had acne growing up, so when it comes to cleansers, I’m always really careful with my sometimes oily skin. Honestly, I’ve tried a lot of skincare products over the years; for the most part, it can oftentimes end up feeling like a guessing game when it comes to figuring out what works perfectly for my skin and what doesn’t. When you factor in the INSANE amount of options (seriously, have you looked at the options that exist because WOW. How are we ever supposed to choose?!), it can end up feeling like riding one of those carnival rides that you can never seen to get off–a never-ending merry go round of skincare! For years, I thought the harsher the cleanser, the “cleaner” my face was getting… when in all actuality, I was disturbing the pH balance of my skin and just irritating it more. After discovering this a few years ago, I’ve been hooked on soy cleansers. They are totally the game-changer of my skincare routine, and I’m so glad I made the discovery when I did. I cannot tell you how much that one little tidbit of information has totally changed the way I look at skincare, especially when I’m ready to try something new! (Seriously though, do you research–there is the perfect skincare formula out there for you, I promise!) When I heard about Olay’s Cleansing Infusions Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp, with a soy-based formula, I was all over it! Sign me up for a skincare routine that’s actually good for me! Especially when it’s affordable, and easy to pick up at my nearest Target, thank you very much!
The thing I love most about this cleanser is that it cleans your skin without leaving your face dry and tight… which is due to the soy and sea kelp instead of harsh soaps. Can I get a hallelujah AND an amen for that?! Seriously, hallelujah. Your skin instantly feels and looks like it’s glowing, with no residue or oily film… just soft subtle skin. Regardless of your skin type, who doesn’t want that!? I literally don’t know how I did my skincare routine without it.
Ideal for Sunny Days
Olay’s Cleansing Infusions Facial Cleanser also has amazing after-sun benefits making it perfect for summer. The formula has aloe extract as well as sea kelp that will instantly add hydration back into your skin after a long day in the sun under those UV rays (covered in broad spectrum SPF and a wide brim hat, of course!), which means I’m keeping a bottle in my beach bag this season! My skin feels AMAZING when I use this, and amazing skin equates to healthy skin! No more dry skin after a day in the sun, yes please.
The next time you are out and about, make sure you look for Olay’s new gold cleanser on the shelf and scoop it up… your skin will be thanking you all summer long!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.