Sunshine: Skin & Body Care


AF Beauty


Hey APJ Crew – how are you all?

It’s been a while I know, I took a little longer in the shower than I’d originally planned! #dallas #bobbyewing

Sunshine: Skin & Body Care

Actually, while I’ve been away, I’ve been in the bath more than the shower – I’ve been working out at the gym after work, so I drag my beaten self back home and throw myself in the bath. I have fallen in love with the bath again, it has been bliss – and something I’ve really missed when travelling and not having a bath available. But you know what I’ve noticed, Australia has a really pathetic range of cheap and cheerful bath products – either I have to use shower gel or radox crystals.

Amazing Oils

In fact, I am mostly using magnesium based crystals – not for beauty reasons, but for muscle recovery. I have been using an Australian brand of magnesium, similar, but not the same as Epsom Salts – this one is from a company called Amazing Oils and specifically for recovery. And though I say this isn’t a beauty product, magnesium REALLY helps me sleep, so if beauty sleep is a thing, then these crystals make me beautiful!

The other thing that’s happened while I’ve been away – SUMMER! Yessss! The sun has been shining, it’s been hot! The sun has been enjoyable but first things first – the sun does dry the face and you will get wrinkles – or at least, *I’m* getting wrinkles – if you don’t take care of your skin. Second things, wearing makeup all changes when your skin is a fraction darker than it was two months ago.


Skincare first: The difference in skin is hard to pinpoint, it just seems less plump and drier – while greasier. As usual, if there are obnoxious skin combinations to be had, here they are. I have resorted to old favourites to continue to treat my skin and have bumped up the night-time treatment. I should have added a regular daytime SPF but I still search for the elusive sun protection that isn’t heavy, greasy, claggy, or just disruptive to usual make up. I’ve worn tinted moisturiser with SPF – it has been my saviour. Nothing fancy, I think I’ve written about it before – Garnier’s BB Cream in Anti-Ageing and medium. It’s been a summer saviour helping me resist marching into Myer and buying a new foundation. The good (or bad) thing about a tan is it’ll wash away quicker than it ever took to acquire.

I have tried Nivea Face Veil (OK, but a bit greasy), Jurlique SPF Lotion (really nice texture but caused my foundation to pill). And I’m sure I’ve got others, but I’ve also got a bit of a skincare addiction, so they’re probably underneath a load of other things, whoops! To add to that I noticed as I researched this that Jurlique has some new sun protection products that’ve caught my eye (See? Addicted!) so I’m going to see if they’ll give me some testers.
Until next time, I’m off to the bath…..

AF Beauty XXXX

6 thoughts on “Sunshine: Skin & Body Care

  1. Good Morning,

    I agree, it is tricky finding a daytime SPF to wear under makeup that doesn’t wrestle with my makeup, make me look like a ghost with that white veil or all shiny and greasy; especially when the humidity kicks in during summer on the east coast of Oz.

    One I recently used over this past summer is from Mecca Cosmetics which is called To Save Face it is their own brand and is made I think especially to be suitable for under makeup. It is available in a small 30ml tube which is a great way to try it and also a 100ml tube which I did go back and buy as I was satisfied with it. The texture is nice, it absorbs well and I think has a really nice light fragrance. Hopefully it stops me looking like 😳 and I look a bit more this 😊

    Enjoy your day.


    • Hi Gail, this is good info! I might head to Mecca and see if they will part with a sample! I definitely find that balance of SPF with makeup a difficult challenge. I hope for Nirvana one day! 🙂


  2. Hello! I’ve found that Missha essence sun milk 50+ is really good under make up, doesn’t leave a white cast or pill. usually has it, with free shipping, but you can find it in other places as well.


    • Hi Kim, thanks for this, I will look at BBCosmetic. I am always a little careful buying cosmetics online after hearing horror stories, so it’s always good if they come with recommendation. 🙂 thanks


  3. Hey there AF Beauty,
    I LOVE the idea of the bath salts. we will chat when I get back from holidays.
    Portia xx


    • I really like them, I would prefer something that smelled more inviting (I’m in the right crowd here) but I daresay you could add perfume essence, oil, or something else to fulfil that desire. I just love the way magnesium knocks me out at night. ❤ Hope your hols are fun! 🙂 xx


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