We all fall asleep with dreams that maintaining youthful, hydrated skin all year round could be as effortless as it appears. But, in reality, instagram models and cover stars are doing much more than meets the eye. In fact, it is practically impossible to obtain a clear and dewy complexion without help from a plethora of skin products, including both all-natural and acid based solutions. These products become increasingly important during the summer months, as our skin begins to get greater exposure to the sun, salt, and sand, all of which can dry you out and make you more vulnerable to peeling, breakouts, sun spots, and wrinkles.
But hey, we’re not here to scare you. In fact, we’ve hand-selected some of the best products for your skin this summer, to ensure that you feel healthy and hydrated all summer long. Check them out below.
One of the most common ways that your skin can dry out is by using a cleanser that is too aggressive for your skin type. Changing to a daily cleanser that is more simplified and doesn’t exfoliate your skin will help ensure that you are not over-cleansing (yes, that’s a real thing). The Avene ‘Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion’ is formulated with minimal ingredients to allow for maximum tolerance, and it thoroughly cleanses your impurities without stripping your skin. It also helps to reverse previous skin irritation and redness, resulting in smoother, calmer, and healthier skin.
Rose-hip oil is one of skincare’s oldest phenomena, yet somehow its transformative powers are still a mystery to most people. Just a few drops a day can repair and restore extremely dry, dehydrated skin. Unlike daily lotions, oils remain on the skin longer, leading to deeper hydration in addition to a day-long glowy appearance. Rose-hip can also be excellent when used before applying concealer or foundation, especially for those with drier skin types.
Often we forget that the most basic forms of skin care are still the most important. Sunscreen, for example, is often overlooked in regard to how crucial of a role it plays in keeping your skin healthy, smooth, and hydrated. One of the best ways to remember to put it on every day is to use a tinted moisturizer or foundation that has SPF in it. One of our favorites is Clinique’s CC Cream, a lightweight formula that color corrects your skin tone while simultaneously improving your skin’s hydration.
A good Vitamin C Serum is an absolute must-have for all skin types during the summer. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is proven to help with anti-aging, hydration, and brightening of the skin. In addition, Vitamin C is one of the most effective products for removing acne scars and red spots. Plus, it smells amazing.
As you can tell by the name, this product is your new best friend if you are in the market for some serious glow. This one step peel helps to clarify and firm your skin and results in a radiant, tightened complexion. Glycolic and salicylic acid help to minimize pores and fine lines, while chamomile and lavender components help to relax and soothe your skin. Definitely a must-have if you are looking for overnight results.
A fun and impactful addition to your summer skincare routine is Herbivore’s Hydrating Face Misk. This product is created from entirely natural ingredients and works to hydrate and refresh your skin through coconut and aloe leaf water infused with hibiscus and rose petals. The spray works with all skin types and can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from a toner to a setting spray.
Lastly, it’s important to have a strong lip balm during the summer to keep your lips from chapping and peeling. The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants that form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture. Unlike many chapstick and lip balm brands, the goal of Laneige is to only use it once a night, as it works to keep your lips moisturized all day long (aka you won’t have to worry about reapplying every second).