Summer Skin Care Routine Must Haves With Kiehl’s

Just a few weeks into Summer and it seems it’ll be getting hotter long before a fall breeze blows. We can’t control the heat but we can help control how your skin reacts to the climate with a well balanced skin care routine. Kiehl’s has the perfect Summer Skin Care routine that will fit all skin types. I have tried over twenty items from Kiehl’s website and haven’t met a product I didn’t absolutely love. This nine-step skin care routine is exactly what I’m using to protect my skin in New Orleans’ heat while maintaining moisture. I also added a bonus product for washing the day away before bedtime.

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Step One: KIEHL’S Ultra Facial Cleanser
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser

Kielhs has several facial cleansers and they are all game changers. However, if you’re not sure where to start the Ultra Facial Cleanser is a great introduction to the brands cleansers. This cleanser gets your skin squeaky clean without compromising your skins essential moisture. Regular use of the Ultra Facial Cleanser aids in strengthening the protective barrier of the skin. It’s light weight and can be used by people with all skin types and most skin conditions.

Step Two: KIEHL’S Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask
Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Mask

If you’ve come across Kiehls masks and found the urge to purchase them all, go for it. Of course, we had to add our favorite masks to this list. Avocado masks are perfect for keeping the skin moisturized in the cold weather months however, Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask is versatile. This mask can be used all year but it’s a Summer skin care routine staple because of its results. This mask gives the skin an immediate makeover in just 15 minutes. After the first use you’ll have skin that is noticeably more subtle, well-hydrated and replenished. Perfect for skipping a day of makeup, which we tend to do during the Summer months. This mask contains very few ingredients and can be used daily.

KIEHL’S Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
KIEHL'S Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

This list wouldn’t be complete without Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. We had to add this mask to the routine because of its antioxidant, exfoliant and brightening ingredients. The mask is a facial in a jar. It removes dead skin cells and leaves the skin firmer and looking more youthful. The results are truly powerful. Because this mask contains cranberry seeds which exfoliates the skin, you only want to use it once a week.

Step Three: KIEHL’S Calendula Herbal – Extract Toner
KIEHL'S Calendula Herbal - Extract Toner

Meet my absolute favorite facial toner, Kiehl’s calendula herbal – extract toner. I’ve nicknamed this toner ‘Skin Juice’ because it leaves the skin feeling plump. You’d have to experience the juice for yourself to understand. This toner is alcohol-free so you don’t have to worry about it over drying your skin. Calendula is known to reduce redness, unwanted oiliness, and is said to improve skins texture in just three days. The hype is true. My skin absolutely loved this toner and my pores seems to literally drink it, causing them to shrink overtime.

Step Four: KIEHL’S Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence
Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence

This essence is pretty new to the Kiehl’s family. If you’re wondering where an essence fits in your skin care routine, the answer is right after your facial toner. Kielh’s Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence acts as a liquid exfoliator removing fine lines and evening textures.

Step Five: KIEHL’S Strength Line – Reducing & Dark Circle – Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum
Powerful Strength Line - Reducing & Dark Circle - Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum

Kiehls have many bomb serums but for the sake of our Summer skin care routine round-up, we went with Kiehl’s line-reducing & dark-circle diminishing vitamin c eye serum. In most cases, you have to layer products to get the outcome this serum gives. This serum brightens eyes and improves wrinkles. I like to use this product along with calming facial globes to really boost the results. This products contains pure vitamin c which aids in boosting the skins radiance while fighting signs of aging.

Step Six: KIEHL’S Daily Reviving Concentrate
KIEHL'S Daily Reviving Concentrate

Infused with Ginger Root, Sunflower Oil and Tamanu Oil, this facial oil protects your skin against environmental aggressors that make your skin look older and fatigued. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate a great way to double up on topical vitamin C for your skin. This facial oil absorbs into the skin effortlessly and leaves behind a glow without the greasy film.

Step Seven: KIEHL’S Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream
KIEHL'S Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream

It’s a great idea to start fighting the signs of aging before they appear. I didn’t get that memo but once I started using Kiehls Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream, I experienced less texture in my skins appearance. Like many of Kielhs creams, the Wrinkle reducing cream goes on smooth and leaves a matte finish. This cream has Copper PCA infused which is great for improving the skins elasticity and retaining moisture. 

Step Eight: KIEHL’S Ultra Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer With SPF 30

Transparent moment, I’ve dislike SPF moisturizers for a very long time. In my experience of using them, they are thick, sticky to touch and leaves behind a film and smell. Don’t even consider wearing makeup over them. That was not my reality when using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen. The smell is minimal and fades away quickly. It dries to a matte finish without leaving a film and makeup goes on smoothly over this moisturizing sunscreen. This sunscreen contains Squalene like many other Kiehl’s products, so this sunscreen truly protects while providing moisture.

Step Nine: KIEHL’S Buttermask For Lips
KIEHL'S Buttermask For Lips

When it comes to your Summer skin care routine, you can’t forget your lips. When shopping for new sin care items I always grab a new lip mask or lip balm to compliment. It’s safe to say an obsession has been sited. Kiehl’s Buttermask For Lips is a true treat. It goes on really smooth. The first morning after using this lip mask, my lips shaded skin that was rough and uneven, revealing the best appearance of my lips. The Buttermask contains coconut oil and wild mango which leaves the lips renewed and hydrated.

Bonus: KIEHL’S Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
KIEHL'S Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

This product truly made me a believer. I’ve tried many oil cleaners and decided many years ago that they were not for me. When I came across Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Oil, I figured I could use it as a makeup remover. Once I got it in mail and gave it a try, it became a staple cleanser in my Summer Skin Care Routine. Infused with lavender and primrose, this cleaning oil is a great way to wash the day away without over drying and start the skins overnight renewal process. The oil is great for all skin types, including oily skin. I wouldn’t recommend this as a primary cleanser but when considering the cleansers I have in rotation, it’s definitely my favorite. Check out the entire Midnight Recovery Line, you won’t regret it.

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