Do you feel that? It’s the warm breeze of summer rolling in. With the sunny days ahead, you might be looking to change up your skincare routine.
It’s time to put away the rich, luxurious textures of winter and focus on gentle hydration and keeping your skin refreshed. Follow our four easy steps below for clear, hydrated skin this summer.
1. Deep Cleansing
In the colder months, you may have opted for an oil or milk cleanser to help nourish your dry skin. Since you’ll be spending more time outdoors in the sun, heat, and humidity this season, we recommend swapping your milk cleanser for a gel or foam. It will remove sunscreen, makeup, dirt, and sweat with ease.
Our favourite summer cleansers:
Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser - This mask and cleanser duo gently removes impurities with the help of strawberry seed oil and tomato extract. Bonus: it’s great for all skin types.
Consonant's Natural Foaming Face Wash - It's a 3-in-1 facial cleanser, cleanses thoroughly, removes makeup (even on eyes), plus the pH balanced formula means you don't need a toner.
Apoterra Skincare’s Activated Charcoal & Dead Sea Salt Complexion Soap - Great for vacations and on-the-go adventures, this facial bar detoxifies skin for a squeaky clean feel.
2. Skin Renewal
Our skin can become sluggish and congested over the winter as dry skin accumulates and cell turnover slows down. The congestion can manifest in acne, uneven skin tone, texture, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. Exfoliants are a great way to combat skin congestion and keep our complexions healthy and fresh.
Our go-to skin exfoliators:
BKIND’s Glowing Skin Turmeric Face Scrub - Featuring turmeric, hemp seed oil, and shea butter, this manual exfoliator removes buildup and dryness while keeping skin hydrated.
Sahajan’s Brightening Mask - Inspired by Indian skincare rituals, this glow-boosting mask revives skin with kaolin clay, holy basil, and a natural blend of glycolic acid and fruit enzymes.
3. Light Hydration
Although our intuition may tell us to slow down hydration in the summer to control oil, adding moisture into our skin actually prevents excess shine. Regardless of if your skin is dry, combination, or oily, infusing your skin with gentle hydration can help balance your oil production and keep your skin feeling vibrant.
Our must-have lightweight moisturizers:
Knours Meditation Gel Cream - This light gel cream instantly melts into skin and provides soothing comfort with barrier-protecting ceramides and calming allantoin.
Consonant's Balancing Face Cream - It's enriched with botanicals like grape seed oil to support oil control and even out skin tone, making it perfect for combination skin.
Peregrine Supply Co’s Ultralight Face Balm - Designed with an ultralight texture and seamless absorption, this face balm moisturizes skin with aloe vera, jojoba oil, and hemp seed oil.
4. Targeted Treatments
Sometimes your skin needs a little something extra. Whether you’re dealing with a breakout due to stress or your skin is feeling parched from the office air conditioner, having an SOS product can often save the day.
Our most-loved treatments:
Graydon Skincare’s Face Food - This hydrating secret weapon is the perfect companion for your office, on flights, and in the car. Featuring soothing camellia and magnesium, this calming spray instantly refreshes skin.
Indie Lee’s Banish Stick - This fast-acting formula targets breakouts to reduce redness and help heal inflammation with salicylic acid and witch hazel.
Consonant's DHE Mask - This 3-in-1 mask detoxifies, hydrates, and exfoliates, leaving skin plump, firm, and beautifully radiant with manicouagan clay and fruit enzymes.
Watch @joshuaspecks apply Graydon's Face Food in this short video:
What changes do you make to your skincare routine for summer? Do you have any hot weather skin tips to share? Tag us on socials @thetruthbeautycompany and let us know in the comments below!