It's no surprise that your skin changes season to season as well as climate to climate. Which is why it's crucial to adjust your beauty routine, especially when you can feel or see that your products aren't working as well as they used to. Now that summer is right around the corner, it's time to re-visit your bathroom cabinets and makeup kits and sift through what needs a change. To help guide you on your summer skincare mission, check out what products need to be discarded and upgraded for a healthy skin regimen.
Oily Skin Cleanser
As the heat turns up, your pores begin to soften and open, making it easier for dirt, sweat, and makeup to get inside. Clogged pores lead to skin problems including breakouts, acne, and even worse: signs of aging. To prevent this from happening, switch to a cleanser that cleans deeply and more effectively. If you have oily skin, opt for a gel cleanser that will leave your skin feeling cool and refreshed. Clinique Wash Away Gel Cleanser is a soothing gel-foam cleanser that easily removes excess oil, dirt, and clinging makeup.
Dry Skin Cleanser
During the summer, even dry skin can become oily. To clean your skin deeply without stripping the essential oils, try a foam based cleanser. Ole Henriksen African Tea Foaming Cleanser is rich, creamy, and is made with antioxidants that will revitalize you skin. Its soothing formula is strong enough to remove even the most stubborn makeup, without removing essential moisture. It also smells heavenly.
Normal Skin Cleanser
If you have normal skin, wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser that contains exfoliating elements such as salicylic acid. Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub is a revitalizing gel scrub that transforms into a thick foaming lather to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil, while washing away dead skin cells with its exfoliating microbeads.
Your Summer Moisture
Because skin feels especially oily during the warmer months, moisturizing at times might seem counterintuitive. However, moisturizing your skin is one of the most crucial steps to maintaining healthy looking skin during the summer. The key is to find an oil-free moisturizer that will leave your skin properly hydrated. Philosophy Hope In A Jar is a lightweight oil-free moisturizer that hydrates while protecting the skin. Ideal for all skin types, this beloved moisturizer also provides continuous exfoliation to keep roughness at bay.
A Quick Refresher
If your face needs a quick refresher, carry a revitalizing beauty spray that you can spritz throughout the day. Spray a facial mist spray before you moisturize to enhance the performance of your skincare, or after a full face of makeup to help it set in. Evian Facial Water Spray aids in removing pollutants and dirt with just a quick spritz.
Your Summer Face
During the summer, skip the heavy makeup and opt for the lightweight version in the form of a tinted moisturizer. Laura Mercier's cult-loving tinted moisturizer comes in an oil-free version that is ideal for the summer. This lightweight foundation can be reapplied as necessary, offers SPF protection for sensitive or acne prone skin, and provides hydration to prevent dryness. What more can you ask from a tube?
Moisture for Your Cheeks
Your foundation isn't the only makeup that needs a change during the summer time. Powder blushes can seem grainy and at times harsh during the summer, which is why cream blushes are more suited when the sun comes out. Josie Maran Cream Blush is a weightless cream blush that will give your cheeks a subtle wash of color with a velvety, airbrushed finish. Because of its texture, this "no-mistake" blush blends flawlessly into the skin. Additionally, made from 100 percent pure Argan oil, this cream blush will help replenish and repair your skin's cells.
SPF Your Lips
While lipsticks might not seem like the obvious choice when it comes to upgrading your makeup kit, lips can easily become irritated by the harsh sun. Look for a lipstick with moisturizing properties and SPF to protect your lips. Dior Addict Lip Glow balm responds to the color chemistry of your lips to give you a color that is uniquely yours and natural. Additionally, this soothing lip color provides SPF 10, so that you will feel free to pucker up in the sun.