As we say goodbye to a chilly winter and gear up for another sunshine-filled summer, it’s time to transition more than just our wardrobe. That’s right—you should actually be adjusting your daily skincare routine as the seasons change. But why?
During the hot, humid months, our pores tend to get clogged up, making increased exfoliation a must. For this reason, skin care experts recommend opting for the ‘less is more’ approach this time of year. Consider swapping those heavy face creams for lightweight gels and always remember to protect your skin from the sun with SPF.
If you’re looking to flaunt clear, radiant skin this summer, you have come to the right place. Today, I’m sharing all my favorite summer skincare essentials. Don’t worry about switching up your entire skincare routine. Instead, grab a few new items to address the problem areas you’re most concerned with. Your beautiful skin will thank you!
Here are 8 skincare must-haves for summer-ready skin:
Sunscreen during the summertime? Revolutionary! In all seriousness, as much as we understand the importance of sunscreen, many of us fail to use it on a daily basis. While sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine year-round, it’s especially vital during the summer when the sun is always blazing. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 and use it every morning before applying makeup.
- Light Cleanser
You’re not wearing a winter coat, so why should your face? As the seasons change and your wardrobe switches over to lightweight clothing, your skincare routine should do the same. The heat and humidity that come with summertime can often lead to clogged pores. To combat this, swap out your cream-based cleanser for a lighter cleanser like our Fruit & Flowers Facial Cleansing Balm
enriched with lightweight, nutrient-rich oils.
- Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is an ultra-important skincare ingredient in any season, but it’s even more beneficial during the summer months. If you don’t already have a good Vitamin C serum, now is the time to find one that works for you. Vitamin C boasts a powerhouse of skin-healing abilities like enhancing collagen production, preventing hyperpigmentation, and improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Gentle Exfoliant
Summer is a time when the air is hotter and more humid than ever. This combination can be tough on our skin, as it causes us to sweat which leads to a buildup in our pores. You can combat clogged pores by incorporating exfoliating products into your skincare routine a few times a week or even every day. Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) is a great ingredient to look for (you can find it in our Rejuvenating Facial Serum
!) and is known for its ability to open up the pores and remove acne-inducing oils. You can also swap your regular cleanser with a natural exfoliating cleanser like our Bamboo & Raspberry Oat Refining Facial Scrub
, which gently exfoliates the skin with bamboo, oats, and raspberry seeds.
- Antioxidant-Rich Skincare
If you’re not already seeking out skincare products that are loaded with antioxidants, it’s time to start. During the summertime, the higher UV exposure from the sun can cause even more oxidation than usual. By enriching your skincare routine with antioxidants like the ones found in our Nourishing Face Oil
, you can work to protect your radiant skin from environmental damage. Protecting your skin from the sun is the key to maintaining a youthful glow and even skin tone.
- Hydrating Products
When your skin is hydrated, its ability to retain water is greater, helping it to serve as a natural barrier against dirt, pollution, and environmental stressors like wind. The hot temperatures of the summer season come with higher evaporation rates, which tend to leave our skin feeling extra dry. Nourishing your skin with hydrating ingredients helps to lock in those much-needed nutrients and keep your skin looking supple and radiant. One of the most popular hydrating ingredients on the market (and for good reason) is Hyaluronic Acid, which you can find in abundance in our Rejuvenating Facial Serum.
- Light Makeup
During the summertime, many women choose to swap their heavy makeup for softer, more natural looks. This isn’t just because it helps to show off their sunkissed skin – it’s actually essential for allowing your skin to breathe in the sun! When you cover your delicate skin with thick layers of foundation, concealer, and blush, you block out much-needed oxygen while trapping your skin’s natural oils in your pores. Embrace your natural side this summer by opting for primer and tinted sunscreen.
- Facial Oil
You already know how much we love our facial oils around here, and it’s not just because they smell incredible! Plant-based oils like rosehip, jojoba, and raspberry seed oil are loaded with beneficial nutrients that our skin craves. When blended into one powerful facial oil, we can moisturize the skin without weighing it down with heavy products. Bonus points if you can find facial oils and serums with soothing ingredients like cucumber extract and aloe vera. (FYI- or products contain both!) Now that you know which skincare must-haves you need for summer-ready skin, it’s time to stock up before the blazing heat of summertime arrives. For natural skin care products that inject your skin with the nutrients it craves without any harsh chemicals or additives, shop our collection today.