Just like my body care and hair care routines change with the different seasons, so does my facial care. This Summer the L'BRI PURE n' NATURAL skin care line has been a life saver, or rather a skin saver. During the hot and humid months, I usually struggle with keeping my combination/oily skin balanced, and I especially struggle with keeping breakouts at bay, while trying to not irritate my sensitive skin.
L'BRI's light gel textures paired with soothing botanical extracts have kept my skin clear, balanced, and hydrated all season long.
The powerful anti-aging ingredients in their serums and facial treatments have also kept my wrinkles at bay. Whether you've already purchased your L'BRI skin care set, or plan to in the future, you can follow my step-by-step guide below to make sure you're layering your skin care properly and that you're getting the most out of each product.
1. GENTLE EXFOLIATION
Eliminating dry dead skin is so important to help reveal younger more radiant looking skin. Made with natural fruit enzymes of papaya and pineapple, the L'BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel exfoliates gently by dissolving dead skin cells without strong acids. Moisturizing ingredients like aloe, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed oats make this peel suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.
How to Apply the L'BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel
Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin before cleansing (avoid eye area). For best results, use it in the morning before you cleanse.
Let sit for one minute then with dry fingers rub in a circular motion until you see little bits or "beads" of skin begin to form.
Once the beading has stopped, rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
Follow with regular skincare regimen.
2. THE RIGHT CLEANSER
Cleansing is the first step in my everyday skin care routine, or following the Rejuvenating Facial Peel. Cleansers don't often get as much attention as creams and serums, but using the right facial cleanser is crucial for maintaining the right oil balance, which in itself will greatly affect your skin's clarity and moisture level.
The Importance of Finding the Right Cleanser for Your Skin Type
If you don't cleanse effectively, you'll wind up with clogged pores and breakouts, especially during the hot Summer months when sweat and bacteria can build up. On the other hand, if you cleanse too harshly, it will lead to dryness followed by an over-production of oil, and inevitably more blemishes. It's a nasty cycle that can only be broken with an effective yet gentle cleanser that won't dry out your skin.
L'BRI makes it so easy with their different cleansers by skin type. For my combination oily/sensitive skin, I went with the L'BRI Deep Pore Cleanser and it's kept my skin so clear and balanced! With soothing ingredients like St. John's Wort, chamomile, and balm mint; it has also soothed my sensitive patches and eliminated red spots. See the different cleansers by skin type, and please leave me any questions below in the comments section if you need help finding the right one for your skin type.
To apply, simply massage a quarter-sized amount on the face and throat with lukewarm water, using upward and outward strokes. Rinse using a damp facial cloth or cleansing sponge.
3. BALANCE & PREP WITH A FRESHENER
After cleansing and before I apply any serums, I like to use a facial mist, or in this case the L'BRI Gentle Freshener. This alcohol-free freshener soothes the skin with aloe vera, arnica, and chamomile and uses ginseng to improve circulation for a healthy glow. Incredibly lightweight, it's a great way to give your skin some extra love without clogging pores and without causing any dryness or irritation. For more acne-prone skin, go with the Deep Pore Freshener.
How to Apply Your L'BRI Freshener
Apply to a cotton pad or soft reusable cloth.
Gently wipe in an upward motion over entire face and neck.
4. ANTI-AGING SERUM
If you struggle with fine lines, sagging, and/or deep wrinkles; a concentrated serum is the best way to address those skin issues. A light-weight gel serum like the L'BRI Maxifirm Skin Renewal Complex Serum is perfect for Summer and should always be applied before any creams or face oils. This concentration of collagen and elastin, silk amino acids, and botanical extracts work together to improve tone, texture, and elasticity. The Maxifirm serum has noticeably diminished my fine lines and deep wrinkles.
How to Apply the L'BRI Maxifrim Skin Renewal Complex Serum
Gently massage over face, neck and eye area twice daily for the first 30 days. Then apply once daily for continued firming effect.
Allow Maxifirm to penetrate the skin one to two minutes before applying moisturizer.
6. TARGETED EYE TREATMENT
The skin around the eyes is more thin and therefore more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face. That combined with additional needs from deeper wrinkles to dark under eye circles calls for a product specifically designed to meet those needs.
The L'BRI Smooth n' Firm Eye Repair Gel is a powerhouse of anti-aging ingredients that are perfect for the under-eye area. Tetrapeptides work to combat puffiness while improving skin's elasticity and diminishing lines. Hyaluronic acid helps to immediately plump and smooth out wrinkles while botanicals like cucumber fruit extract diminish the appearance of dark circles.
Apply by gently patting a small amount to the entire eye area using your ring finger. Store it in the fridge for an extra cooling treatment for tired puffy eyes.
7. LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURE
During Summer, I like to switch out heavier face creams and face oils with a more lightweight lotion. I know I've stressed the importance of moisturizing enough as to not cause your skin to over-produce oil. Though it's still important for me to avoid heavier products during the more hot and humid weather.
My solution is to go for a lightweight texture combined with moisturizing ingredients. The L'BRI Gentle Moisture Lotion nourishes and protects the skin against moisture loss and minimizes the appearance of fine lines. To apply, simply massage into skin with lightly moistened fingertips using upward and outward motions.
8. ALOE VERA JELLY
I've long been a fan of the overnight mask, which can range anywhere from a light gel texture to a heavy shea butter cream. When I saw the L'BRI Aloe Vera Barbadensis Jelly, I instantly knew I was going to use it as a moisturizing overnight gel mask. Made with not just aloe very but added ingredients like hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump and chamomile and calendula to soothe.
Of course you could also use it to soothe sunburns, scrapes, and bug bites during Summer. Keep it in the fridge to make it cool and even more soothing. For a lightweight daily moisturizer, you can also use it in place of the face lotion. When using as a moisturizer, simply massage into skin with moistened fingertips after the cleanser, freshener, and serum.
The skin care at L'BRI is on sale this month, so now is the time to buy! In this skin care set for combination skin you get the basic trio including the cleanser, toner, and freshener as well as the Rejuvenating Facial Peel and the eye serum in a beautiful L'BRI cosmetics bag.
I'm so happy to have this gentle yet effective skincare regimen this season. It's really helped to properly treat my oily skin and Summer breakouts. What are your biggest skin issues this Summer? Let me know in the comments section below!