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Are you ready for summer? I’ve been ready since January. Summertime means more days at the beach or pool to enjoy plenty of sunshine. As you prepare for the hot months ahead, don’t forget to bring products that protect your skin from the sun and soothe your skin from post-sun exposure.
Besides sunscreen, what are your skin care essentials for summer? Below are must-haves to add to your summer skin care routine:
As we spend more time outdoors basking in the sun, it’s important to double up on protection. In addition to sunscreen, use skin care products rich in antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, and niacinamide to further protect your skin from UV damage and environmental stressors.
Add antioxidants to your morning skin care routine and your skin will benefit from its enhanced ability to fight off the damaging effects of free radicals. A combination of antioxidants and SPF will give you the protection you need during summer. Try incorporating a Vitamin C serum like Timeless Skin Care’s 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum to defend and brighten skin.
If there’s one swap you have to make in your summer skin care routine, it’s your moisturizer. Our skin can get oilier throughout the summer months since we perspire more. To prevent clogged pores, opt for a lightweight moisturizer.
You can’t go wrong with gel moisturizers. They keep your skin hydrated and leave it feeling refreshed, which makes them the ideal moisturizer for summer. I DEW CARE’s Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream feels like a drink of water for your skin. Rich in lemon and banana extracts, glycerin and Vitamin C, the moisturizer brightens and hydrates skin. Plus, it gives you a luminous, dewy complexion.
After sun care is just as important as sunscreen. Skin can feel dehydrated after being exposed to the sun all day. Treat it with soothing products like Dr. Ceuracle’s Cica Regen 95 Soothing Gel. The gel instantly cools skin and repairs sunburned skin.
AROMATICA’s Organic Aloe Vera Gel is a must-have, especially if you burn easily. The gel absorbs quickly and deeply hydrates skin without feeling sticky.
Summer is the best time to incorporate clay masks in your daily routine. If you have acne-prone skin, using a clay mask weekly can keep your spots at bay. Those with an oily complexion can also benefit from using a clay mask, as it gets rid of excess sebum and dirt trapped in your pores.
Get your hands on SOME BY MI’s Super Matcha Pore Clean Clay Mask and your skin will be clear and healthy throughout the season. Formulated with BHA, super matcha, centella asiatica extract, tea tree leaf water and glacial water, the mask purifies skin while soothing and leaving it deeply hydrated.
The last skin care must-have you need during the sweltering heat is a face mist. If you love using face mists, you’re going to enjoy them even more when temperatures soar. Keep one on your shelfie, work desk and bag, because chances are your skin is going to crave a refreshing spritz during a hot day.
K-Beauty brands Manyo, SIORIS, HYGGEE and Dear, Klairs all offer hydrating and refreshing mists that keep your skin cool in summer. To elevate the experience of misting, store your face mist in the fridge for an invigorating mid-afternoon spritz.