Going outside more? Feeling greasier after spending the night with the fan on? Having a sore throat when you wake up? That sounds like summer, which means our habits have changed.
Because warm weather alters our skin, we also need to change our skincare routine. For instance, we have less visible spots during the summer and we need to use less moisturizer.
In this blog post, we discuss 5 essential summer skincare tips to help your skin adapt to the changing climate. That’s a normal thing, but it may leave you uncertain about what to change in your skincare routine for summer.
You’ll love these simple yet effective skin care tips; Curious to learn more? Continue reading.
- Go for lightweight moisturizers
It may seem obvious, but in summer you should use a lightweight moisturizer. Anything rich or creamy may feel too heavy or greasy on your skin as you sweat more and get more greasy.
There are a lot of gels that are great for summer, but you can still find some lightweight cream formulas that absorb quickly and aren’t too rich.
You can test out various moisturizers over the summer and see what suits your skin. If a moisturizer feels too rich or greasy, you should save it for the winter, when your skin might need a lot more care.
- Chose hydrating facial mists
Every person could benefit from a hydrating facial mist, no matter what the weather is like — central heat and fans can both dehydrate our skin. While the sun is out and we sweat a lot, it’s so important to stay hydrated; drink lots of water, girl! However, drinking lots of water doesn’t mean your skin will automatically stay hydrated. Sometimes your skin requires a little extra help.
In addition to hyaluronic acid serums, a facial mist is useful when you are out and have a full face of makeup on. The hyaluronic acid can’t be applied over the entire face of makeup. Instead, a facial mist integrates into the makeup and protects from excessive moisture loss.
A hydrating facial spray can be sprayed on your face to ensure your skin is well hydrated throughout the day. It feels super refreshing as well, which is an added bonus when you feel like you’re melting.
Look for ingredients such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid high on the INCI list for optimal hydration.
- Make sure you’re wearing enough SPF
A sunscreen is not just for summer. It is for every season. I repeat: A sunscreen is not just for summer; it is for every season.
When you’re going outside or sitting next to a window where the sun directly enters, you should wear SPF. Even if you can’t see the sun, the UVA (causes aging) and UVB (causes burning) rays are still there.
We must protect our skin at all costs. SPF protects our skin from burning, looking wrinkled and developing skin cancer. It is not something that should be taken lightly.
The SPF should always be your last step in your skincare routine, and you should then apply makeup on top of it. You should reapply SPF every 90 minutes to 2 hours.
We wanted to emphasize how important SPF is in the summer, as people tend to neglect their skin a lot more, as they go outside more. Although you should wear SPF all year round, we wanted to stress just how important it is during the summer.
- Always Double cleanse
Double cleanse if you’re wearing sunscreen (which you should whenever you’re going to be outdoors, even briefly) and makeup. Sunscreen sticks to your pores, and most women wear a lot of different makeup products. Wash all of these products away thoroughly.
It is so pleasant to double cleanse your face and ensure that all dirt, grease, makeup, and SPF are washed away; This is crucial for keeping your skin clear and preventing breakouts caused by clogged pores.
If you haven’t already, start double-cleansing if you don’t already; your skin will love you for it! In the summer, we’re outside more and feel greasier, so we need to start double- cleansing.
Choosing a combination of cleansing products is completely up to you. For example, you could use a cleansing balm followed by a cleansing gel or you could use a cleansing oil followed by a cleansing butter. The objective is to remove the products then to clean your skin. Choose what works best for your skin.
- Use less facial oil
Summer temperatures might cause our skin to feel oilier, so using too much facial oil could make our skin feel even greasier. We should use less facial oil during the summer.
In summer, I usually adjust how much facial oil I use on a day-to-day basis based on how my skin feels. If my skin seems particularly greasy on a particular day, I won’t apply any facial oil or I’ll use less than usual.
Though you can just use facial oil during the evening when it’s not as hot and where it doesn’t matter if your skin looks oilier than normal.
Hopefully, these summer skincare tips help your skin look and feel great while the temperature is hotter. Bear in mind: You’ve only got one skin, so it’s very important to take care of it!