Summer is characterized by heat, humidity, sweating and UV damage to the skin, therefore, according to the seasonal characteristics of summer, we recommend the following skin care strategy for you to help you to achieve fresh, blemish-free skin.
Oily and acne-prone skin is recommended to use a foamy cleanser, containing certain salicylic acid ingredients or acne-inhibiting ingredients foam cleanser, or cleansing soap. Medium-dry skin, on the other hand, can use no stimulating ingredients, with a certain degree of moisturizing strength, medium foamycleanser. Lastly, sensitive, and extremely dry skin is recommended to use less or non foamy cleanser with no mineral oil. It should ideally contain a large amount of hyaluronic acid.
Normal skin in summer can generally use a toner with mint ingredients. This type of toner can make the skin calm down and feel more refreshing.
Oily skin using can just use gel or gel-like lotion or cream. This type of skin does not need to use too many heavy-textured products. Other skin type is recommended to apply a gentle, light moisturizer without mineral oil ingredients. If the moisturiser that you are currently using is oily in the summer, you can use a cotton pad to gently press on the skin to remove the excess oil.
You must always have a waterproof and sweatproof sunscreen with SPF30 or above. It is also best to always have a jar of aloe vera gel at home to help hydrate and repair your skin after sun exposure.
Mask is not recommended to do every day, especially in the summer. 1-2 times a week is recommended for summer. You can choose mask that’s focusing on brightening in the summer. After all, your skin is more prone to dark spot and freckles in the summer. Once dark spot or freckles are formed on the skin, they are stubborn to get rid of. You won’t regret to take some preventive steps!
Next, we will recommend some skin care products for summer that are available here on minou & lily.
- NATURE REPUBLIC Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Aloe Vera gel is a product extracted from the natural Aloe Vera by freeze-stabilized technology. It has a good calming effect on cuts, scrapes, acne, black spots, mosquito bites, etc. It also has a good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory antiseptic effect, a must have in the summer.
- KOSÉ Suncut Ultra UV Aqualy Protect Gel SPF50+ Pa++++
This gel-based sunscreen is light-weight and refreshing on the skin, giving your skin an instant cooling effect. It combines 10 skin extracts such as hyaluronic acid, neroli essence and thermal spring water to balance oil production, which your skin is more prone to during the summer, while moisturising and anti-oxidising your skin, without putting any weight on your skin.
- Green Tea Balancing Skin
This toner is great, because it’s lightweight and it’s formulated with Jeju Island's pesticide-free raw green tea extract to soothe the skin. Even during the summer, you should keep your skin deeply hydrated. The beauty green tea ingredient, with a concentration of 16 amino acids 3.5 times higher than average, helps you to achieve that while providing you a fresh after feeling. This is my go-to toner in the summer!
- Farm stay Collagen Water Full Hydrogel Eye Patch
You might be notice that when you are under the sun for too long, your skin might end up feeling very tense and dehydrated, especially the skin is around your eyes which is more dedicate and sensitive. To give them some hydration boost, applying eye patches is effective. This eye patch is incredibly refreshing, giving sun exposed skin under the eyes comfort and a sense of relaxation.
- Swisse Cranberry Pore Perfecting Clay Mask 70g
Unclog your pores in the summer with this nature Aussie clay mask! With the increased level of skin oil production during the summer, this clay masks that’s enriched with Dragon Fruit Extract and Australian Pink Kaolin Clay, helps you to cleanse, remove dead skin cells, and minimize the appearance of pores, leaving you a fresh complexion.
Extra summer skincare tip: Keep your skincare products in the fridge. You’ll love the chilling and icy feeling when applying them on your skin! And remember to always stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water!