Prep your skin for the summer with minor tweaks to your skincare routine. Wenmedics has prepared for you the top 7 products you'll need to revamp your skincare, so your skin remains healthy and glowing all summer long!
This one is obvious, but it’s also the most important, so be sure to place this at the top of your list! Whether you’re stepping out to run errands or heading out to the beach to take in the summer sun, always remember to use sunscreen on all exposed areas of the body, The American Dermatological Association (ADA) recommends sunscreen with SPF 30 or above, since it offers about 97% protection from the UV rays. Look for a broad-spectrum product that shields against both UVA and UVB rays for maximum coverage. Remember, an effective sunscreen guards not just against aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines, but also prevent serious conditions such as skin cancer.
Hydrating Face Cleanser
Sun-drenched skin needs hydrating ingredients, even when cleansing it. Summer skin can be a mess, thanks to the excess sweat and sunscreen, and that’s the reason you need to cleanse it thoroughly twice daily. But rich, cream-based cleansers won’t work for this time of the year. Instead, you need a lightweight cleanser that will draw out impurities and oil deposits, leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed. A foaming cleanser with skin-soothing ingredients such as cucumber extract can calm irritated skin post sun-bathing.
As the temperatures and humidity levels rise, sweating is a common problem that many of us encounter. While sweating is perfectly normal, not removing perspiration from your skin’s surface can lead to several skin troubles (read: acne and breakouts). Here’s our favorite skincare accessory that’s perfect for the summer — micellar water. Also known as no-rinse facial cleansing water, we recommend keeping a bottle of micellar water handy for all of summer’s sweaty situations.
We love skincare products that make life easier, and this product is one of them because it allows you to cleanse your skin without the need to rinse or rub. It’s powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules that attract dirt, oil, and makeup build-up and remove them from the surface of the skin. The best part? It cleanses the complexion while ensuring your skin stays hydrated. The water-based formulation delivers a gush of hydration to tired skin, reviving and refreshing it for an instant glow. It’s like a cleanser and moisturizer built into one product, cool isn’t it?
Soothing Face Masks
With all that sun exposure, it’s natural that the skin tends to look dull and tired. While cleansing and moisturizing can help revive dull-looking skin, we love showering some extra TLC to soothe the complexion, especially after a long day. Face masks are great to use at night or in the evening for some relaxing ‘me-time’. Pro tip: Store your face masks in the refrigerator and pull out a cool mask, seek a quiet nook, and let the calming ingredients in the mask work their magic on the skin. When choosing a face mask for summer, look for cooling and hydrating ingredients such as green tea extract, Aloe Vera juice, or rosewater. These natural ingredients are great to perk up the complexion and feature healing properties that can ease dry skin and irritation.
While a rich cream is perfect for winter, summer calls for lighter products that hydrate the skin without weighing it down with excess oils. But, you could ask, do I really need a moisturizer during the summer, given that sweat and humidity already make the skin oily? Here’s our answer — even though the skin does tend to get greasy during this time of the year, external factors like pollution, UV rays, and increased sun exposure can damage the skin’s moisture barrier, causing the skin to become dull and dehydrated. To combat this, you absolutely need a moisturizer. Just make sure it’s a water-based formulation with hydrating ingredients that don’t clog pores. Hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera are our go-tos in a summer moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is an ultra-nourishing component that draws moisture to the skin and locks it in for soft and supple skin. It contains no oils and has a gel-like consistency that soothes the skin and is perfect for the summer.
The cool spritz from a facial mist is the perfect midday pick-me-up for sun-scorched skin. Carry a bottle in your tote, so you can refresh your skin on the go. We love facial mists with naturally hydrating ingredients such as coconut water or aloe vera with a boost of vitamins like Vitamin C. Spray liberally on your face and neck to quench parched skin.
Summer is about keeping skincare simple and fuss-free. Multi-purpose facial products are great since they cut down the need to apply many products and help simplify your skincare routine. Want the perfect base for your makeup without the need for primer and foundation? Try a BB cream. This product primes and moisturizes your skin and creates a flawless base on which you can layer your makeup. Bonus — you only need this one product and you’re ready for a face makeover. It’s the perfect finishing to your summer skincare essentials and the best product to create the very trendy minimal makeup look that personifies the free-spirited vibe of summer.
These summer-centric beauty products can make a world of difference to your skin. We hope we’ve made summer skincare a tad easier for you so you can flaunt glowing skin this season!