9 Essential Summer Skin Care Tips and Products for Hydrated Glowing Skin
Between the heat, pool chlorine, salt water, and time spent in the sun, summer can really take a toll on your skin. Not to mention, wearing tons of makeup in summer heat and humidity is not fun.
These 9 tips and products are the summer skin care essentials and routine that I use every single day to keep my skin hydrated, glowing, and bronzed, all summer long, without having to load up on makeup.
Give your skin a daily dose of vitamins
Vitamin C serum is even more important in the summer months when you’re spending more time in the sun. I’ve tried a few Vitamin C serums but I love this one because it also has both vitamin C and collagen.
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2. Heal your skin overnight with a recovery oil
Overnight is the best time to load up on a repairing treatment, to help ease the redness that the sun can cause. This Recovery Oil has plant and essential oils to soothe and brighten your skin while you sleep.
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3. Use a lightweight, hydrating cream daily.
I love this moisturizer by Caudalie. It’s light enough for daily use, or nightly on top of the Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil. Plus it smells amazing, and has Sephora’s Clean seal for being vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free.
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4. Before applying your morning moisturizer, start with a soothing toner
I’ve been using this witch hazel and rose petal toner for years now and totally swear by it (and it’s super affordable). I put it into a spray bottle and mist it on my face after a shower.
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5. Use a facial sunscreen DAILY
I can’t stress the DAILY part enough. I was guilty of not using a daily moisturizing sunscreen until I found this one by EltaMD. It’s oil free and is formulated for sensitive or acne-prone skin, so it doesn’t make my skin break out.
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6. Add self tanning drops to your routine
This has been the biggest addition to my beauty routine this summer. I’ve been using these regularly for a few months now and they’ve been a game changer. Add 1-2 drops to your moisturizer before applying to your face and you will have the perfect glow.
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7. Wear an illuminating moisturizer
Between this illuminating moisturizer and the self tanning drops, you will barely have to wear any foundation at all. I absolutely love the GlamGlow GlowStarter alone, or under foundation. I get the color “Nude Glow”.
8. Don’t forget about the rest of your skin
My fake-it-til-you-make-it approach to being tan this summer is using this Bali Body Self Tanning Mouse. I usually hate self tanners because I find them fake looking and streaky after one shower but this one actually looks natural and keeps me tan for a full week.
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9. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. And more Sunscreen
Even though I apply a moisturizer with SPF 46 built in, I always, always apply more sunscreen if I’m going to lay out by a pool, beach, or spend more time than usual in the sun. I love Coola sunscreen for being lightweight and organic (another product with the Sephora Clean seal).
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