july in houston

July 27th, 2012

There’s this thing that people used to tell me before we moved here: because July and August in Houston are so humid, the women here have this naturally incredible, moisturized skin.

And ok.  After three weeks of July, I will tell you: the air is very moist here (hence the hair frizz… sorry guys).

But the problem?  I don’t spend ANY TIME IN IT.  No, I spend my day jumping from air-conditioner to space-heater and back to air-conditioner, so my poor skin isn’t even sure what season it is, let alone taking in the moisture-rich outdoor air.  For sensitive skin, you know what’s a disaster?  That.

So I’ve been trying to take extra good care of my skin this summer — and you know what’s a really crucial fix?  Taking off all my makeup, every time I don’t need to be wearing it.  Because you add dried-out, re-circulated indoor air to massive outdoor humidity, and you’re going to get oil and grease building up underneath your makeup.  No makeup on?  Then just grab a Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipe and you’re good to go (I leave them in the glove compartment of my car now).  Makeup on?  Suddenly you’re letting that buildup sit on your skin twice as long, or worse.

Now, that’s not to say that I’m not wearing makeup — let’s be serious, that’s not happening anytime soon.  But it does mean that I’m not putting on foundation to run out to the grocery store, or putting anything on my face when I’m lazing around on a weekend afternoon.  And you know what?  With great facial skincare products, I don’t even feel like I miss it.

Tags: beauty · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Simple® Skincare Program.

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 detoxification // Jul 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Write more often, surely’ll come to read something new!….

  • 2 Marissa // Jul 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Love the crown of flowers on your head, so appropriate for the olympics starting today!

  • 3 Sarah // Jul 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Your skin really is looking lovely (even with all the air conditioning)!

  • 4 Miriam // Jul 28, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I do agree with you. i love make up- but i’ve been trying to wear as little as possible. that’s always been my thing. I need to let me skin breathe.

    sometimes is true- natural is prettier.

  • 5 Gail // Jul 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Very nice post. You’ve got cute pictures.

  • 6 Jonan // Jul 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    You really got the best stories to tell. Thanks for sharing this post.

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