It’s been hot here in Georgia lately…like SO hot that I’m running to my car now, yet despite the heat and sun, my legs refuse to tan, no matter how many skirts and dresses I wear. I think my legs might be invincible, guys, LOL!
To combat my blindingly white legs, I’ve been using a bronzing oil, Too Faced Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Bronzer, and I think it may be a go-to this summer.
But that’s not the first step in my summer skin routine.
It all starts with the bath…
I finally get it… Baths are great. In my new home, I finally have a separate bathtub to relax and lounge in, and the new Shea Moisture “African Water Mint and Ginger” products inspire me to make time for them.
I start with a capful of African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Bubble Bath & Body Wash ($9.99) in the bath. It’s not SUPER soapy — which I like — so there’s no need to jump into the shower to rinse off.
But hands down, my favorite product of the set is the African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Hand & Body Scrub ($9.99). I love the feeling of the sugar breaking down as I rub it into my skin. I feel squeaky clean AND moisturized at the same time because of the oils and shea butter in the formula.
Before I hop out of the bath, I’ll quickly finish up with the African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Gentle Shampoo ($10.99) and African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Conditioner ($10.99).
The conditioner doesn’t wow me (it’s very thick and lotion-y), but the shampoo makes my scalp feel brand new. I use it once or twice a week to combat the hot, humid hair situation (you know — life in the South).
Adding glow and bronze
So, now that I’m squeaky clean, I’ll rub the Too Faced Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Bronzer ($35) into my arms, legs, and chest.
The bronze goes on instantly, and the oil soaks right into the skin. It also leaves a beautiful sheen that I don’t naturally possess. The shimmer is extremely fine (the glitter looks more dramatic in my photos because of the flash), and it looks beautiful day OR night, like a shimmery bronzer all over your skin, actually.
My only caution is to build it up slowly…because too much at one time might leave you feeling more greasy than glam.
What’s your everyday summer skin maintenance routine like, and do you take baths at home?