Skincare in the summer is tricky. It’s hot, you’re sweating, and nobody has time for makeup. Plus, wearing masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 might bring some new skin troubles. (Wear one anyway.)
So here are the products that can help you tackle breakouts, dryness, and everything else in between this summer. Get ready to glow.
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For when old sunspots are your archenemy…
Try vitamin C
$25.49, Ulta Beauty
This serum contains a mix of antioxidants to brighten your complexion and decrease the look of fine lines. It’s got bonus ingredients like ferulic acid, chamomile extract, and vitamin E to help with hyperpigmentation. Skin tone = even.
For when you want full protection from the sun’s rays…
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen
We can’t stress this enough. This one is SPF 30, lightweight, spreads evenly, and doesn't leave behind a white residue. But don’t forget to apply every few hours. And don’t forget your ears.
For when the dreaded maskne (yes, mask acne) hits…
$6/set of 24, Ulta Beauty
If you’ve got pus-filled pimples, meet your new BFF. These patches absorb all the gunk sitting under your skin. Aka, they speed up the healing process. Pro tip: wear them overnight. And get ready to wake up amazed.
For when acne scars only seem to darken over the summer…
Micropoint to the rescue
$12.99/set of 6, Hero Cosmetics
Because post-pimple care matters. These patches contain hyaluronic microneedles designed to target dark spots. They can also help reduce post-blemish redness. Clear skin, coming right up.
For when your lips are dehydrated and cracked...
$28, KNC Beauty
And keep them feeling smooth. Because lip care is another form of skincare. So don’t ignore them. This kit includes the exfoliating cream and scrubbing brush. Pucker up.
For when you wanna keep your lips looking and feeling smooth AF…
Use a balm
This one has shea butter and acai. And is SPF 30. Your lips are sensitive and need coverage, too. Protect the pout.
For when you get those classic summer dry patches…
Hydrate your skin
Consider it a little you-time. Leave this mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. It contains hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to moisturize and soothe the skin. Goodbye, annoying flakes.
For when you need a moisturizer that doesn’t make your skin greasy…
Toss thick lotion
And try a lightweight gel-cream. One that absorbs quickly and won’t feel heavy on. So you can use it before bed and not wake up slick. Solutions, here we come.
For when you’re looking to exfoliate dull-looking skin…
Grab a pad
$70, Blue Mercury
Thanks to high temps, you’re probably sweating more. Enter: hydroxy pads that’ll dissolve dead skin cells and grime. So you can get a bright, smooth complexion.
For when you’ve got excess oil hanging out on your face…
Soak it up
With oil-blotting sheets. So you can reduce that midday shine. And lessen the chance of breakouts forming. Plus, the pack is slim enough to fit in your pocket. Get ready to carry it everywhere.
For when your face feels icky by the end of the day…
Wash with foam
$6.74, Ulta Beauty
One that won’t irritate sensitive skin. And is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic. So it won’t clog pores. But it will gently remove makeup and dirt. Boom.
For when your body feels even ickier…
What you do to your face, you should do to your body. This wash turns frothy, attracting sweat and grime in the process. So you can clean without drying out your skin. Oh, and it’s gynecologist-tested for sensitive areas. You’re welcome.
For when the dry skin on your legs is getting itchy…
Take this mitt into the shower with you. It’ll soften in warm water, but has a coarse texture to make scrubbing easier. So you can really target dead skin and ingrown hairs. Looking good.
For when sun exposure and heat can trigger flare-ups…
We’re talking about rosacea and those with blotchy skin. This cream can help soothe redness and burning. So you can feel more confident and comfortable. And that’s a win-win.
For when walking around barefoot all season backfires…
Treat your feet
$20, Blk + Grn
Cracked heels and calluses, no thank you. This mix of avocado butter, cupuacu butter, and jojoba oil will do the trick. Walking on...smooth and hydrated skin.
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.
PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
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