Summer skincare when heat index hits 117!

summer skincare

Happy Thursday, ladies!  Today, I am discussing summer skincare when the heat index hits 117!

You read that right…San Antonio already broke records this week with a heat index of 117.

I am getting a little afraid of what August and September will bring.

But, when I told you I am better prepared this year, I wasn’t kidding.

So, today I want to share with you my summer skincare thoughts, plus my friend Brian has put together a summer savings package for you!


summer skincare

Our Texas nemesis, the sun, can be brutal and do a number on our faces….even under a hat.

I noticed last summer, which was our hottest at that point, that I was wearing less makeup.

I must give credit to by Brian products for feeling confident and youthful more and more each day without the amount of makeup I have worn in the past.

I can remember a time not too long ago that I told someone the natural look was not for me…but I feel good and more confident each day.

His skincare products have given me healthy, youthful skin for summer.

summer skincare

These are my favorite products during our summer excessive heat….117 even made the national news!

For many of us, as we age, dryness becomes an issue and especially during summer.

I love the BOTANICAL CLEANSING OIL.  After you cleanse, your face feels as though you put on a lovely product.

I follow it with the SKIN FIRMING SERUM around my eyes and on my face…then pat it in or roll it in.

There are readers who always ask…if you could only get one product what would it be… would be this serum!

But it does work best with Brian’s line of skincare.

These two products smooth out my wrinkles and add a healthy summer glow.  I still feel like I look younger than my age.

Many days, after I add my sunscreen, I am good to go as is.

Summer skincare


Brian has some excellent information about sunscreen on his website. SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SOLUTION, and I encourage you to take a moment to read it.

I really like his sunscreen products.  Mine absorbs nicely and does give that radiant glow I like on my face…especially when I am not putting on makeup.

And when I don’t use it all on my face, I rub it on to my hands as well…which really need some summer skincare!

If you happen to get a sunburn, you might consider the RE-CREATION INSTANT SOOTHING MIST…it soothes irritation, hydrates and calms.

I apologize that my bottles are “scruffy,” but you can see I am touching them and using them daily.

summer skincare

My summer skincare must include the FIRMING NECK AND CHEST CREME.

This effective cream keeps my neck so smooth that sweat does not sink in and enhance the over 70 wrinkles as it previously did.

I have to face the fact that in heat indexes above 100, there is going to be a sweat issue to deal with…depending how long I am outside.

Sweat will make us look older, but my preparation since using by Brian for over a year has properly prepared my face to handle the sweat better.

I have honestly been amazed at how good it can look in the heat.

Of course, my wrinkles are still there, just smoother and looking healthier than before.  I love the radiance factor for a healthy glow.

summer skincare

My summer skincare for when I do want to wear makeup is the SUPER RADIANCE SKIN TINT.

It is exactly that…a light skin tint with glow, and sun protection of SPF 20.  I do put it over the sunscreen in the summer.

I am done with powder makeup products…except on my eyelids.

By Brian skin tint ended the powder for me and I love the look so much better.

In our heat, powder would set in with sweat and wrinkles and do me no good.

One more product that I love for summer skincare is the RE-CREATION LIP TREATMENT.

When I am faithful to use it, and avoid drinking with straws, then the lines around my lips are smooth.

It just seems that drinking with straws is more of a summer-thing where I live.  Not for me…


summer skincare

Make sure you use this code at checkout: summer-is-near for 30% off the products.

For us in South Texas, summer is hear and with heat indexes already at 117, I will need to stay on top of my summer skincare.

These products are worth every penny for proper summer skincare, and for overall skincare all year long.  

And the SUMMER SKINCARE & COLOR SAVINGS EVENT can help us all to have a healthy glow this summer.  Don’t forget the code.

My By Brian daily routine prepared me for this moment of a heat index at 117…I truly hope it stops there.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I will be sitting under a ceiling fan somewhere and praying for a cool front in the 90s!



By Pamela Lutrell

Disclaimer:  I was provided product for review and my words are my own!

summer skincare


  1. Speaking of the heat…I am often very cold in the summer. The air conditioning freezes me out. Since my style is sporty I mostly wear button up shirts as a topper and I feel ok with tying them around my waist when I leave the air conditioning. Occasionally, however, I would like another kind of wrap—maybe a scarf, shawl, or pashmina. But nothing too lightweight or gauzy. My objective is to keep my shoulders and arms warm. Any suggestions?

  2. Hi Linlee, please go to my shopping links page and click on Talbots. Look at the metallic jersey stitch Ruana. It is 30% off until noon. It comes in two colors. It is perfect for summer. Lightweight and very pretty to wear anywhere. See what you think.

  3. Maybe it is just me, but I don’t get a code for the makeup products from Brian.

  4. Growing up in a fine restaurant we were drilled in proper manners and behaviors; drinking from a straw was always discouraged. My mother always said my sisters and I would thank her later; so true. Those pesky lip lines in your seventies didn’t just appear but are a result of bad habits. At 72 I still never drink from a straw. Every time I see a young woman sipping from one of those huge water bottles I want to warn her!! It’s heading to 107 here today!

  5. Hi Merrie, I did not realize there is a $45 minimum order. I should have put that in the article. I apologize I missed it.

  6. Pam,

    117º heat index! Wow! I definitely appreciate the June Gloom here in Los Angeles, which keeps us from overheating too soon. By mid-July, we usually start to have fewer coastal eddies, which helps keep things cooler. My garden isn’t too fond of the daily overcast that sometimes lingers until 1 PM or later. I’ve learned not to plant squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, or corn until after the June Gloom and May Gray have passed.

    Thank you so much for using, loving, and sharing my skincare and cosmetic line, BY BRIAN, which can be found at I cherish the time we’ve spent together discussing skincare and makeup.

    I want to let your followers and readers know that my complimentary 30-minute consultation is a fantastic way to connect with me and discover what works best for their individual needs. I understand that making changes and adding new products to one’s routine can be daunting, but change is often for the better.

    Even though the sale ends next Wednesday, 7/12/2024 at midnight, I’ll honor the 30% off for 40 days beyond July 12 for anyone who schedules a complimentary 30-minute consultation. Many of your readers have already consulted with me and have loved their one on one experience with me, just like you did at the beginning of our wonderful collaboration.

    Also, a quick FYI: the entire store is currently 30% off online! This includes lipsticks, shadows, sun protection products, tools, and more. Plus, our beloved Max Defining Lash Mascara in Black, Navy, and a few remaining Brown/Black are available with additional savings before the 30% off. Oh and the code for checkout is: summer-is-near

    Pam, thank you for sharing your favorites and your journey with my brand!

    Warm Regards and, I hope you find warm days not HOT🔥 🥵 days in the near future. I’ll blow some of our cool coastal weather your way!

    With great adoration,

  7. Thank you for sharing all of this, Brian. I will survive this summer with great help here!

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