In recent years, I have come to find my morning and skincare routines as my daily self-care. They don't take long, but those 3 minutes in the morning and 3 minutes at night are dedicated to taking care of me. And it absolutely helps that I love the products I use, and that I know they are good for my health and the planet.
I am a huge fan of Beautycounter products, because they work and I trust they are made with clean ingredients that won't compromise my health. I've been using their products for over 3 years and my skin has looked and felt amazing ever since. If you're curious about learning more about Beautycounter, check out some of my past blog posts - here and here.
My skincare changes based on the seasons. In the winter, my skin is super dry, so I use the Countertime Collection. However, in the summer, I prefer a lighter skincare routine, and am currently loving the Countertime Regimen! Here's my summer clean skincare routine.
MY SUMMER SKINCARE ROUTINE
Here's what I currently use.
Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser - I absolutely love this gentle foaming cleanser! It makes my skin feel clean and washes off makeup, but also leaves my skin hydrated.
Countermatch Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner - this toner helps minimize the appearance of my pores while removing residual impurities. It also leaves my skin hydrated and radiant, and preps my skin to better absorb the following products.
Counter+ All Bright C Serum - Where do I even start with this product? It's truly amazing! This serum instantly brightens my skin, and the antioxidants in it help protect my skin. Serums are truly powerhouse products. They contain smaller particles than a moisturizer and so are able to penetrate deeper into the skin and deliver active ingredients in the skin. So, if you want to see big change in your skin, use a serum!
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion - Lightweight, yet hydrating, this daytime moisturizer is perfect for summer! It adjust hydration levels throughout the day using Bio-Mimic technology, and leaves my skin smooth and hydrating, but not oily.
Countersun Daily Sheer Defense - A mineral sunscreen that does not leave my skin oily or white! I'm literally the worst about wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, but this face sunscreen definitely has me motivated to get better at it!
Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser - Same as my morning routine.
Countermatch Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner - Same as my morning routine.
Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum - This intensely moisturizing serum contains two forms of hyaluronic acid (powerhouses in hydration), plus vitamins C and E, and leaves my skin looking firmer and brighter!
Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel - I use this 3 times a week in place of the Countermatch Serum to help with fine lines and improve skin clarity.
Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask - I use this as needed to help with extra oiliness or when my skin feels congested, especially in the summer and after traveling.
Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream - A little thicker than the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, but equally as lightweight! This cream creates a protective layer to shield skin from moisture loss and revitalizes skin during sleep.
For the Countermatch products, I actually bought them in a regimen because it's the best deal for a full skincare routine and all the products are engineered to run out at the same time, so it makes restocking super easy! If you don't know where to start with a skincare routine or want to switch to clean products, check out this quick skincare quiz that will tell you which skincare regimen is right for you!
And if you have any questions about skincare and clean beauty, send me a DM on Instagram at @katherine.herbison!