Summer skin care can be tricky. It’s so hot out there that you may feel like ignoring your skincare routine all together, but trust us, that’s a big mistake. The summer brings along its own batch of concerns, such as sun spots, dehydration, and breakouts, but a few simple changes or adjustments can make all the difference with minimal effort. Here are some of our tips to keep your skin in tip-top condition this summer.
- Rethink your cleanser. No matter what your skin type, when it comes to summer skincare, it often helps to think ‘less is more’. So swap your rich, creamy cleanser for a foaming wash that will remove sweat, oil, or dirt. Just remember that ‘deep cleansing’ doesn’t have to mean ‘drying’. Choosing a soap-free facial cleanser like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Cleansing Foam will take off makeup and cleanse your pores without over-drying or making your skin feel tight.
- Toning can make a big difference. Using a toner is a small step that can make a big difference in your skincare routine. If you have dry, sensitive skin, a soothing toner like Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner will calm your skin and add just a touch of hydration. Oilier skins, or skins prone to breakouts, will love a clarifying toner like SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Solution, which is an exfoliating toner that contains salicylic acid and glycolic acid to gently clear blemishes and soften fine lines.
- Hydration is still important. You would probably think that using a moisturizer is unnecessary in this heat and humidity. But one of the keys to maintaining great skin during the summer is balancing your moisture levels. If your skin becomes too dry, it will try to overcompensate by producing even more oil, leading to a slick appearance and possibly even breakouts. Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer Oil-free is an ultra-light moisturizer that absorbs oil for a matte texture while it hydrates the skin, making it perfect for use in warm weather.
- Protect your skin. Many people develop freckles and sun spots in the summer, which can both be caused by sun exposure. The easiest way to keep your complexion bright and evenly toned is by protecting it against Ultra Violet rays, but even though sun protection is crucial in the summer, many people skip it because it feels heavy on their skin, or makes them break out. Luckily, there are many sunscreens today that will protect your skin and keep it clear! Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30 is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and will protect your skin without clogging your pores. If you would like an even easier option, Bioderma Hydrabio Eau De Soin SPF30 is a light mist that will protect your skin from the sun, hydrate your skin, and set your makeup in just a few spritzes.