Love Your Skin This Summer
links + loves guest curator, Anna Liesemeyer
Well, I entered my 30s recently. Just a few weeks ago, actually. I feel better than ever since starting an intense fitness routine a few months ago, so it was nice to enter into the next era feeling stronger and healthier! I don’t really feel any older, but I will admit I began noticing more crow’s feet around my eyes when I smile. I’ve also seen a few more noticeable dark spots, which could be the start of age spots, but could also be from sun exposure this summer since I’ve gotten more than usual. I struggled with a bit of pregnancy melasma after I had Luke, so I think my skin simply doesn’t bounce back like it used to 5-7 years ago!
I’ve always described my skin as dry, a little sensitive, but otherwise pretty normal. In the summer, I am outside with the boys as much as possible so I’m diligent about applying sunscreen! I’ve never been overly concerned about wrinkles, as I feel that it’s just a natural part of aging, but if there is something extremely simple I can do to help lessen the severity, I’m game. It’s hard to go back once wrinkles settle in, so preventative care is super important.
It’s so humid where I live that I skip moisturizers altogether in the summertime and stick with lightweight oils and serums. This No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum melts into my skin immediately and has a very subtle aroma. It works to protect your skin with advanced peptides and an antioxidant combination of Vitamin C, mulberry extract and ginseng to restore, leaving more youthful skin as a result. If you need additional moisturizing, just add a moisturizer on top of the serum, but make sure to do it in that order. Always apply the serum first, as it will penetrate deeper than a moisturizer.
And did you know you should sweep your fingers upwards when you are applying it? Try to avoid pulling down on your skin when you can!
I watch quite a few beauty vloggers that live across the pond, so I’ve been familiar with this line for some time. It’s actually the UK’s best selling anti-aging serum. You can easily find it here, in the states, at Target or Ulta. I’ve been known to order beauty products from the UK before after seeing them in a beauty haul video on YouTube, but No7 can easily be picked up on my next Target run.
This post was created in partnership with No7.