6 Favourites To Update Your Skincare For The Summer
For most of us, summer skin goals revolve around a glowy, healthy looking tan (even if the weather hinders that somewhat). In reality, the mix of heat and humidity can leave summer skin looking lacklustre. If you live in a busy city like London or Leeds, pollution can also be a damaging factor that can leave your skin looking dull.
This calls for a swap in our beauty bags and a restock of our summer skincare essentials. As much as we love the sun and our tanned skin, this is your gentle reminder that SPF is essential to protect your complexion from UV rays. Plus, because of the heat and the humidity, clogged pores tend to be a common issue for the summer, so you want to make sure you’re being extra consistent with exfoliating.
We might have already made all the necessary makeup swaps needed for this season, but your summer skin also needs an update. Read on to find out about our summer skincare essentials this year.
Our Summer Skincare Essentials for 2022
Malin + GoetzSPF 30 High Protection Sunscreen, £32.00
Best SPF for Face
SPF is an all-year round essential but even more so in the summer months when we’re spending more time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. This mineral sunscreen has a lovely hydrating texture and works perfectly for all skin tones, ideal to wear everyday under your makeup!
Sunday RileyCEO Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Cream, £60.00
Best Vitamin C Cream
This light vitamin C cream is the perfect hybrid between a potent vitamin C serum and a light, hydrating moisturiser. Apply in the mornings to give your skin the best glow. It does wonders at protecting the skin from environmental stressor when paired with SPF too.
Dr. Barbara SturmThe Better B Niacinamide Serum, £110.00
Best Niacinamide Serum
Niacinamide is one of the best ingredients to reduce oil production and can be a real lifesaver for your summer skin. And for anyone who might be spending too much time in the sun, this formula will help correct sun damage and pigmentation. We recommend using in the morning and evening.
FreshSoy Face Cleanser, £14.00
Best Cleanser for Oily Skin
In the summer, you want to have a good cleanser on hand to remove dirt, makeup, sweat, excess oil and SPF. For even cleaner skin, we recommend double cleansing with an oil cleanser and following with this gently formula to ensure you go to bed with a clean complexion.
Dr. Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, £21.00
Best Product to Unclog Pores
These cult-favourite exfoliating pads will be game-changer for your summer skin. Use these twice a week and say goodbye to clogged pores and potential breakouts caused by the heat and sweat. Plus, they’re easy to pack and travel-friendly, so you can have your best skin wherever you go.
Drunk ElephantF-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask, £47.00
Best Hydrating Face Mask
If you feel like you’re doing everything right and can’t get that skin glow, your skin might be dehydrated. The heat and humidity tend to suck the water out of your skin, but this face mask will feel like a glass of water on a hot day and will leave your skin feeling plump and hydrated. Use this one a couple times a week for the best results.
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