SKINCARE/ Pre-summer Skincare Routine + Quick Tips

Summer is almost here and it is quite important to prepare your skin for heat and warmer temperatures, especially if you are travelling to the seaside. In contrast to winter skincare routine, pre-summer one should prepare your skin to light and fresh products!


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Today I will guide you through my skincare routine (I have normal to combination skin) that I switched a month ago and will still continue with it until July when I will switch to even lighter products – for summer less is more and skin needs to breath. Pre-summer routine is basically a preparation of your skin for hot temperatures and avoiding a shock which is quite important, especially if you are over 20. Also, at the end of the post you can find tips for when skin gets upset due to the change of climate and temperatures which happens very often.

Danas vas vodim kroz svoju pre-summer rutinu njege lica normalna do kombinirana) na koju sam se prebacila pred mjesec dana i planiram je još sigurno toliko, sve dok ne dođu ljetne vrućine i koži treba minimalno proizvoda na licu. Ova rutina je zapravo priprema kože za visoke temperature i izbjegavanje šoka, prilično važno – posebno ako ste prošli dvadesetu. Također, na kraju posta sam podijelila s vama nekoliko savjeta za situacije kada koža lica totalno podivlja pod promjenom klime i temperature što je vrlo česta pojava.


1.CLEANSING GEL (OR TONIC/MICELLAR SOLUTION)

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Cleaning is the best way to start the skincare process, in order to remove all the impurities form the face before applying any products (any other way your are just clogging skin). Depending on your skin type, it’s important to find the product and the consistency that works for you. For someone it might be a tonic or micellar solution, for me it’s a gel form and it’s Neutrogena Visibly Clear which I love to use during summer too. It just makes my face fresh and does a very good cleaning (especially with Olay cleansing brush which I use every night).

Čišćenje je najbolji početak za proces njege lica, s ciljem uklanjanja svih nečistoća prije nanošenja biločeg drugog (u suprotnom začepljujete pore). Ovisno o tipu vaše kože, bitno je naći proizvod i konzistenciju koja vam odgovara. Za neke je to tonik ili micelarna otopina, za mene je to gel i to Neutrogena Visibly Clear koju koristim i ljeti. Nevjerojatno mi osvježi lice i odradi dobro čišćenje (posebno s Olay četkicom za čišćenje lica koju koristim navečer). 


2. PEELING/FACE SCRUB

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There are parts on your face that gel is not strong enough, especially when it comes to dead cells. That’s where face scrub/peeling jumps in. I highly recommend  using it only once a week since for most skin types it will be too rough. You can treat yourself with one-pack peelings that you can find in the drugstores (Garnier and Afrodita have amazing ones) or buy a package like my Bourjois Radiance-Boosting scrub. This is a very gentle peeling that leaves the skin super soft and hydrated but I can also recommend making your own peelings with natural ingredients (click for some ideas).

Za neke dijelove lica gel nije dovoljan, posebno kad se radi o mrtvim stanicama kože. Tu uskače piling kojeg preporučam koristiti jednom tjedno s obzirom da je dosta grub i nije ga pametno prečesto koristiti. Možete se počastiti jednokratnim piling dozama koji se mogu naći u Bipi,DM-u ili Mulleru (Garnier i Afordita imaju super pilinge) ili možete kupiti veće pakiranje kao ovaj moj Bourjois Radiance-Boosting piling. Ovo je jako nježan piling, ostavlja idealno meku kožu i hidratizira. Također možete napraviti i home-made peeling s prirodnim sastojcima (klikni za ideje).


3. EYE CREAM

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Welcome 20s, welcome eye creams. I am prone to wrinkly skin around my eyes and I never skip this little Clinique Pep-Start eye cream savior. Not only it wakes up my eyes in the morning before work but it also makes my skin somehow elastic, if that makes sense. I believe that skin around eyes has to have a special care, it is super sensitive and it gets very dry if you use eye makeup. Just remember all those times you were rubbing your eyes to take off the waterproof mascara!

Dobrodošle dvadeste, dobrodošla krema za područje oko očiju. Ja sam sklona boricama oko očiju i nikad ne preskačem svog spasioca Clinique Pep-Start kremu. Ne samo da me vizualno probudi ujutro prije posla nego mi je koža puno elastičnija, ako taj izraz ima smila. Vjerujem da područje oko očiju treba posebno njegovati jer je jako osjetljivo i isušeno ako koristite makeup, posebno maskaru. Samo se sjetite svih onih ribanja vodootporne maskare s trepavica!


4. HYDRATING FACE CREAM

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Highly important step. You can go without eye cream but don’t skip this one. Gel creams are ideal for late spring and summer so I would recommend that texture. Don’t be afraid of word moisturizing or hydrating if you have oily skin – choose creams without oils (those are usually a bit better ones than low-priced drugstore creams). My ultimate queen cream is this Clinique Moisture Surge gel cream and I have no plans to change it – I just love Clinique, this is my brand and I totally found myself in it. I can also recommend Biotherm, Eucerin or Vichy.

Jako, jako važan korak. Bez kreme za oči možete, ali kremu za lice nemojte preskakati. Gel kreme su idealne za toplije vrijeme tako da je to tekstura koju preporučam. Nemojte se bojati koristiti kreme koje su hidratizirajuće ako imate masnu kože – bitno je da ulje nije jedan od sastojaka (to su najčešće kreme srednjeg i višeg cjenovnog ranga, ne drogerijske jeftinije kreme). Moja kraljica krema je Clinique Moisture Surge koju ne planiram mijenjati – obožavam Clinique i totalno sam se našla u tom brendu. Preporučiti mogu još Biotherm, Eucerin i Vichy.


5. BB or CC CREAM

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BB and CC creams are super popular for the past few years and there’s a reason why – they don’t only take care of your skin but also do a part of foundation’s job. BB stand for “blemish balm/beauty balm” and CC stand for “color correction”. From my experience, BB covers a bit more while CC does a great job with redness. This is the great replacement for foundation, so much lighter and beneficial for your skin and also often with high SPF which is super important. I use it after normal face cream, currently I am trying out Clinique BB cream with SPF 30 and I’m quite satisfied. I had their CC cream before this one and BB is definitely more covering with a nice, thick texture.

BB i CC kreme su popularne zadnjih par godina i to s razlogom – ne samo da paze i maze kožu nego odrađuju i dio puderovog posla. BB je kratica za “blemish balm/beauty balm”, a CC za “color correction”. Iz mog iskustva, BB pokriva bolje dok CC krema bolje rješava crvenilo. Ovo je odlična zamjena za puder, puno laganija i bolja za kožu i često sadrži SPF što je  vrlo vražno. Ja svoju Clinique BB kremu s SPF 30 koristim nakon normalne kreme i dosta sam zadovoljna, ako što sam bila i s njihovom CC kremom prije ove. Mala usporedba – BB ima gušću teksturu i pokriva malo bolje.


Lastly, remember that it takes 3-4 weeks for your skin to adopt the product and start showing results so be patient and gentle to your skin! Also, let me know in the comments if you would be interested in reading on tips how to calm down upset and problematic skin due to climate change or traveling? :)

Na kraju, uzmite u obzir da koži treba 3-4 tjedna da prihvati novi proizvod i počne pokazivati rezultate, budite strpljivi i nježni prema njoj! Također, ukoliko vas zanimaju savjeti  o tome kako smiriti iziritiranu i problematičnu kožu tijekom promjene klime ili putoavnja, ostavite mi komentar! :)


Have a lovely day!

xoxo

A.

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11 thoughts on “SKINCARE/ Pre-summer Skincare Routine + Quick Tips

  1. Morat ću probat ovu Clinique za oko očiju. Već sam je mjerkala, ali kad ovako kažeš definitivno kupujem…Ovu za lice imam i zadovoljna sam, baš se brzo upije. Nedavno sam kupila Biotherm CC i odlična je.

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      1. Ja imam mješovitu kožu i skroz sam zadovoljna s ovom BB. A preporučila mi ju je prodavačica u Mulleru kao nešto od čega se neću odmah zasjajiti dok su ljetne vrućine…

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  2. Super post i tvoja rutina. Ovaj Neutrogenin gel obožavam i koristim već ne znam koje pakovanje. Stalno isprobavam nešto novo, ali ovaj uvijek imam u zalihama :D Bourjois piling sam isto koristila, ali nisam bila nešto posebno zadovoljna.

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    1. Ja se isto stalno vracam, izmedju ostalog i jer mi super mirisi i podsjeca na ljeto! :) Vidis, meni je piling skroz super, ovo mi je vec drugo pakiranje, ko i obicno, svaka koza je drugacija! Hvala ti na komentaru i komplimentu, bacam pogled na tvoju stranicu :* :)

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  3. Lijep pozdrav! :) Hvala za post! Njega kože ljeti jednako je važna kao i zimi, što sam često sklona zaboraviti. Kako imam mješovitu kožu lica uvijek sam izbjegavala kreme tijekom ljeta. Clinique je i meni jako drag brend a posebno sam zainteresirana za Clinique Pep-Start kremu budući da vodim borbu s tamnim podočnjacima, ne znam da li pomaže ublažiti tamne kolutove ili samo djeluje protiv natečenosti ispod očiju? Ja bih bila sretna kada bi podijelila s nama savjete za njegu kože prilikom putovanja budući da mi je to uvijek negativna strana svakog putovanja! Do čitanja… pozdrav! :)

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    1. Ja se isto zaboravim, podizem i sama sebi svijest kad pisem ovakve postove! :) ;) Pep-Start je super, ali nema neku moc prekrivanja podocnjaka, iskreno rijetko koja krema ima takve mogucnosti, ali mene spava Art Deco Camouflage korektor (mislim da je oko 50ak kn) pa baci pogled!
      Super, hvala ti na feedbacku i za novi post i na citanju, uvijek volim cuti komentare, puno znaci! <3 :**

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