Summer skincare: Everything your skin needs this summer

A new season is here, and so is your new skincare routine. Here's everything you need for your best skin this summer.

If you’re anything like us then one of the first things you did in lockdown was to invest into your sorely lacking skincare routine. Well now that summer is almost here and lockdowns have mostly lifted, don’t let your newfound skincare routine get left behind!

But also don’t forget that different seasons do require different products and your skin has different needs when the sun is (hopefully) shining.

We’ve overhauled our skincare routines now that the warmer weather is here, and here are some of our fave picks that our skin is swearing by this summer.

Summer skincare favourites

Revolution Skincare Niacinamide Mattifying Moisture Cream
Revolution Skincare Niacinamide Mattifying Moisture Cream

PrettyLittleThing

Garnier Fresh-Mix Replumping with Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask
Garnier Fresh-Mix Replumping with Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask

PrettyLittleThing

Garnier Micellar Rose Water Cleanse & Glow 100ml
Garnier Micellar Rose Water Cleanse & Glow 100ml

PrettyLittleThing

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum

LOOKFANTASTIC

Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist SPF50
Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist SPF50

LOOKFANTASTIC

Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Correcter
Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Correcter

Very.co.uk

Skin & Tonic Be Soothed Rose Mist Hydrating Toner: Hydrates + soothes
Skin & Tonic Be Soothed Rose Mist Hydrating Toner: Hydrates + soothes

Very.co.uk

What are the staples of summer skincare?

SPF. We really can’t say it enough: SPF! Even in the often dreary UK, UV rays are especially strong during the summer months and you can’t do enough to protect your delicate facial skin (and all your skin for that matter) from sun damage. We recommend at least SPF50 on your face and also recommend wearing a facial sunscreen under your makeup even if your foundation already contains SPF.

Cleanser. Now that we’re getting back out and about we’re likely wearing more makeup than we have in a year. Although we all sometimes forget to take it off after a long day of all-day brunching, it’s super important to clean your face well to avoid breakouts and replenish moisture lost during the day. If you have dry skin we recommend an oil cleanser, and if you have oily skin then micellar water can do wonders!

Moisturiser. Even humid heat can be super drying on our skin, so make sure you invest in a great moisturiser to keep your skin smooth and bouncy.

Toner. This was a new addition to our skincare routine in lockdown and now we’re hooked. Toner including refreshing ingredients like rose or aloe is ideal to cool your skin after a hot day in the sun.

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