Although Summer may be starting to seem a distant memory, I am reminiscing on those summer days and the products that make them just that little more memorable.
I am very strict with my skincare routine and summer is no exception. Therefore, my ideal summers day would of course involve products that are going to make my skin feel its best!
Starting with products that I use to start the day in the shower, my favourite shower gel for this summer has definitely been Sunshine Love. I don’t know about you, but for me, when I reminisce on memories from childhood holidays, the Nivea Sun scent is one that is always at the front of my mind. Therefore, when I smelt Sunshine Love, all of those memories came flooding back to me! It has the same scent as the Nivea Sun products and fills your bathroom with the most gorgeous fresh, summer scent and makes your skin feel clean and prepped for the day!
I also always like to use a fresh, cooling face wash in the shower to help wake my skin up and get it prepped for the rest of my skincare I apply afterwards. I love using the Gentle Exfoliating Scrub because it is gentle enough to use for every day but is also great for getting rid of any dead skin cells and makes your face feel super smooth and clean. Exfoliators are a skincare product that I see as vital in my skincare routine, they immediately improve the texture of my skin and are a great way to give your skin an instant glow. (I have popped a whole Nivea skincare routine over on my Instagram on IGTV showing how I like to use some of my favourite Nivea face products!)
My makeup routine tends to vary in the summer, depending on what I am doing and how hot it is! This year, we were very lucky to have some rather hot days and so the thought of putting on a thick foundation was a big no from me! Therefore, I often opted for lighter coverage products that would make my skin glow but be comfortable to wear throughout the day. The Daily Essentials BB Cream is a great option because it is a light consistency but still covers up any blemishes and also adds radiance to the skin. The big positive of this product for me, however, is that it contains SPF20 so protects your skin from the sun and this is a big priority for me when I’m looking at my summer skincare.
For my sun protection I always go for a product that I can trust and for me, Nivea is always the brand I go to to trust with protecting my skin from the sun. The Protect & Bronze Sun Spray is just what I look for. It is a spray, which I always find more convenient than a cream, and I also find it a lot easier to re apply throughout the day. It is also SPF30 which is a reasonably high factor and is water resistant. It also has tan activating properties in it so you can get the best out of your summer tan as well as still being protected from the sun!
At the end of the day, my skin can sometimes feel quite tight and dehydrated from the sun. Therefore, I always make sure I use a good body moisturiser in the evenings to nourish my skin. However, one thing I really dislike is the feeling of thick and heavy moisturisers that don’t absorb into the skin! Therefore, I love using the Body Mousse as it is super lightweight and absorbs into the skin really quickly but still leaves your skin feeling soft and looking healthy. The Wild Raspberry and White Tea is my favourite as it smells gorgeous and the scent also lasts for hours!
My top tip is using the Refreshing Toner over my makeup and to refresh my skin throughout the day. It works really well to revitalise the skin and also feels really cooling on those hot summer days! I just pour it into a travel size bottle spray and pop it into my handbag and take it with me wherever I go. It has definitely been a summer saviour for me!
This post is in partnership with Nivea, I was kindly sent some of these products but all opinions and views are 100% my own! Nivea is a brand that is close to my heart so I am honoured to be a part of their new campaign!