Val’s Favorite Facial Washes for Summer
I just want to start off by saying while I has TERRIBLE acne and oily skin as a young teenager; during adulthood – I have combination skin. My forehead gets so insanely dry that it gets painful – yet my cheeks are oily as all get-out ( Don’t ask me what’s up with my forehead because your guess is as good as mine!) I have tried just about every product there is to try and I have to say – recently I found two that I am absolutely in love with – at least for during the Summer months. 🙂
Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes
The first Summertime (or any time) facial wash product I want to mention is my Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes.
I would say the first reason I bought them was because of the price and the attractive packaging. Secondly – I always feel that if something is made of primarily natural ingredients and it works – that’s always a great thing – so the “99.1% Natural” line on the packaging made me want to try it out as well. It was a humid and sweltering July day when I purchased the Facial towelettes – so the refreshing sound of cucumbers helped me choose the scent/ingredients in my product.
I took them home and of course, busted it open on the couch and just started wiping my face because it was hot and I have no A/C in my car (don’t even get me started on that 👿 ). Let me tell you…..OH MY GOD! They felt SO GOOD! The wipes kind of gave a bit of a cooling sensation on my face, plus the wetness was cooling me off. You know what, though? Once the liquid dries on your face — WOW! My skin felt so refreshed, oil free and clean – just from a wet wipe! That very moment – I was sold. I have to say – the refreshed feeling seems to last about 2-4 hours or until you get all sweaty again. I use them every time I get all sweaty outside or from cleaning – just wipe my face and neck and wherever else I feel like I need a quick wipey and BAM! – On with my day. Note to self: Go get some more and keep them in my purse for on-the-go purposes, because again – I have no A/C in my car.
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub
The second Summertime facial wash product isn’t really just for Summer. It’s called Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub (oil-free) by Johnson & Johnson. I only just bought this the other day because I keep waking up with my face feeling all icky from the Summer nights. The tangerine colored packaging sort of reminded me of feeling refreshed with a glass of orange juice.
It also claims to wake you up and gently exfoliate your skin with vitamin c & ginseng. I don’t know if its the vitamin c & ginseng or the fact that I am splashing water of my face – but I do feel more alert and refreshed after washing my face with it. A tiny, tiny amount of it seems to go a very long way. Of course, the first time I used it – I dumped a giant blob of it into my hand – which mostly just ended up falling into the sink. Morning Burst Facial Scrub is really worth the $5 or so that I paid for it! The refreshed feeling does last a couple hours – which to me, is fabulous! I don’t think i will go without it ever again.
I just wanted to let you know my experience with a couple low-cost, yet super effective facial cleansing products. If you are like me, you don’t like spending a lot of money on these types of products 😎 . They are worth every penny and I don’t know about you, but I like feeling as refreshed as possible in the Summer. In my opinion the Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes and the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub are perfect for keeping a fresh face all day – no matter how how it gets outside!