Countdown to Summer: Skin Savers

Get your skin summer-ready for the steamy, oil-inducing months ahead.

BY:  | May 23, 2012

Besides hair, my other beauty obsession is skincare…I love (& have tried everything): face washes, wipes, serums, eye creams & don’t even get me started on the amount of sunscreen I go through weekly! But, when the temps and humidity start to rise (it’s 100% humidity here in NYC), my skin goes crazy and looks like an oil slick, so I have to break out the big guns. These are my 4 go-tos to keep the greasies, breakouts & other icky skin snafus in check.

Clarisonic Mia 2 & Acne Clarifying Collection: Words cannot express my adoration for the Clarisonic (I’ve recommended it to about a million friends who are all now devotees!) but the Mia 2 is my favorite version of the sonic skin-cleaning brush. It has 2 speeds and I LOVE the brush head that gets down deep in pores to get rid of ALL the gunk. Normally, I steer clear of drying acne cleansers but sometimes, a gal just needs salicylic acid in her life. Clarisonic’s Daily Clarifying Cleanser works well and doesn’t strip my skin. Head to to learn more.

Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Face Tonic, Truth to go wipes & truth serum collagen booster: I ALWAYS go back to my beloved Ole Henriksen products, I use everything from the body scrubs & washes to the entire line of excellent face care which works with my combo skin. Not to mention, Ole himself is one of the nicest and most well-informed skin experts I’ve ever met. I love the grease relief tonic for the warm, humid weather–even in the sweatiest of yoga classes or runs, my face doesn’t drip with oil when I’ve prepped it with this first. The truth serum has collagen and vitamin which brightens and firms my skin; it’s oil-free and absorbs super-quickly and is weightless. The wipes are amazing, whether you’re traveling or not. They’re thick enough that they don’t fall apart, super-effective at removing all makeup and dirt and don’t irritate my sometimes-sensitive skin. Check out for info.