My Morning Summer Skincare Routine

Hey guys, I hope you are well. We are enjoying a good weather spell here in London and I am living for it!

I thought I would share my summer skincare routine as I noticed last summer my skin tends to change ever so slightly and I reach for different products to keep my skin in check. My skin gets slightly oilier in the summer, plus my pores are easily clogged and I tend to break out easily (don’t get me started about the heat causing texture on my skin) so I have to work harder in the summer to help my skin.

I also realised I haven’t shared my morning skincare routine with you guys. My morning routine features a few different products to my evening skincare routine PLUS it’s quicker. Hopefully, this gives you some ideas on now to start your own morning routine or some products to try. All reviews will be linked too 🙂

A Bit about my skin

I have normal to combination skin type. This means my tzone is oily and the rest of my face is normal- not too oily or dry. My main issue is hyperpigmentation (read all about that here) so all my routines and products are geared to evening and brightening my skin tone.  More info on skin types here

My Daytime Summer Skincare Routine

Face Wash

I usually wash my face when I’m in the shower with my Black Soap Shower Wash or whichever shower gel I’m using atm.


Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads Review

I follow this up with the Naturally Radiant Glycolic Pads. This helps to retexture my skin and cleanse my pores. Check out my review here


After this, I go in with my morning serum. I chose the Boots Light Hydration Boost Serum because it does exactly that. its super light and absorbs easily and quickly without an oily residue. It also leaves my skin soft. Before this, I was using the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum. ( review here)

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review



I am back to using my favourite moisturiser, The BodyShop Vit C Daily SPF 30 Moisturiser. It leaves my skin glowy and the added SPF helps to protect my skin from the sun. I never leave the house without SPF

If I am wearing makeup that day, I will stop here and follow with a primer then my normal makeup routine. These days I am really enjoying my skin and not wearing makeup everyday to work. This allows my skin to breathe plus getting ready is so much quicker!

Finishing Serum

I like to use a second serum after my face moisturiser. My second serum of choice is the Body Shop Vit C Skin Reviver. This stuff smells so good and the texture is very similar to that of a primer. I find it blurs pores and smoothes the skin. Finishing serums are not necessary but I love using them when I’m not wearing any makeup to help blur my pores and smooth my skin. The serums I use here always have a primer –like consistency/texture to help do that. Before this, I was using the Paula Choice Skin Balancing Antioxidant Serum with Retinol this was the serum that got me hooked on finishing serums

Face Spritz

So after serum-moisturiser-serum, (I usually get dressed) I use a face mist over it. I love mist my face with the Pixi Wake Up Mist. This is so refreshing and leaves my skin looking energized. My full review is here. Again totally unnecessary but I love misting my face.

I finish my routine with some lip balm and I am ready to go. You may have read that and thought no eye cream/ serum?! Well, I HATE the current one I have lol and I haven’t gotten round to getting a new one so atm I go without. I will be sharing which eye cream it is soon and my full thoughts on it!


During the day

During the day, I will lightly mist my face with an SPF mist just to top up my SPF protection. I use the Garnier Moisture Bomb Protecting Hydrating Mist. I have to be careful with this though because it tends to leave a white cast if I over mist.


So that’s it, folks. My simple daytime summer skincare routine! This routine takes about 10 mins or less and it’s been effective in keeping my skin moisturised throughout the day. I will be sharing my summer evening routine soon too as I have introduced some new products. In the meantime, check out my reviews on the products mentions and catch me on insta as I share more products and tips on there

With love





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Sarah Fynn

Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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