summer skin savers

It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. Although I am not quite ready for school to begin {my twins will be in Kindergarten!} and lazy days to end, I am anxious for some cooler temps!

I wanted to share with you today a few products that have been my go-to “skin savers” this summer. And now as Fall is soon approaching, these items will keep my skin looking in tip top shape into a new season.

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1. St. Tropez Self-Tanner. If you follow me here, as well as on Snapchat and Instagram, I may sound like a broken record about the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. I absolutely love it, and use it multiple times a week. If gives an even tan like a spray tan and just one coat is all you need to feel bronzed! I use the dark formula {the one pictured} during Summer months and then the classic formula the rest of the year. If you are fair skinned, the classic will give you a great glow!

My two tips are to use an exfoliator in the shower before application and use this mitt during application to avoid having stained hands. {Take my word for it…it happened to me first time I used it without a mitt!} This St. Tropez Self-Tanning Set is on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for nearly half-price! There is also this starter kit that comes with a mitt and is a great way to try the products.

2. SuperGoop City Sunscreen Serum. I have tried dozens of sunscreens over the past year and this one is my favorite for face. It is lightweight, doesn’t make my skin greasy, doesn’t break me out and wears great under makeup. I use it each and everyday at the end of my morning skincare regime! It also comes in a smaller travel size. And if you are shopping the SuperGoop site, this Setting Spray is awesome, too!

3. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. I use this everyday to give me a glow on my cheekbones. Since I am a bronzer-lover, I use this in addition to my Bobbi Brown bronzer, but it can be used on its own, too. This powder is also gorgeous brushed on the chest and shoulders for an added evening glow.

4. Rodan + Fields Reverse System. Some of you might have heard me talk about the struggle with melasma {dark patches on my forehead} that I developed during pregnancy with my twins. My childhood friend, Rachel, who is a consultant with Rodan + Fields moved back to the Atlanta area about a year ago. After reconnecting, we talked skin care and she told me R+F had a product that could help lessen the pigmentation. I’ve done peels and had numerous visits to the dermatologist and have found melasma is so stubborn to get rid of! Honestly, Iwas skeptical a product could help, but so desperate for results, I was willing to give it a try!! 

Rachel was able to direct me to what products she though would help my melasma the most and gave me very personal customer service. The products arrived quickly and have lasted me 3-4 months. I start my skin regime each day with the Reverse Wash which is a twice daily exfoliating wash. Next, I use the Reverse Accelerator Pack which has hydroquinone to lighten the brown spots on my face and give my skin an even tone. Of course, I always finish with sunscreen during the day to prevent more damage. I love that this line has given me drastic results {I wish I had taken a before picture!!} and has given my skin an overall glow and smooth complexion. I also have been able to continue a few of my previous favorite skincare products from other lines with ease…they have worked together seemlessly!

There are four complete Rodan + Fields regimens,according to your skin needs :: 

Reverse for brightening and evening skin tone 

Redefine for fine lines and wrinkles

Unblemish for acne and post acne marks {This has been rated the #1 premium acne brand, and my friend/ consultant, Rachel, was able to clear up her hormonal adult acne by using this line.} 

Soothe for sensitive red skin 

Rachel is offering an amazing deal for Edit by Lauren readers. If you become a preferred customer of hers during the month of August, you will get a free Essentials Item plus $15 cash back!  Simply shop through Rachel’s website and then send her an email {} to discuss with her about which products might work best for your needs.  To get your free item and cash back, she will direct you on how to order…just mention this blog post!  Oh and R+F offers a 60 day money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose by trying the products!


Stylishly yours,




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