Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to start a good skin care routine. To help you, Allure has provided its own guide to skin care must-dos perfect for the summer.
1. Lighten up your skin-care routine
It’s summer, which means you aren’t wearing as many layers as you do in the wintertime and your face wants to feel light too. “In the summer, I generally remind patients that just like their wardrobe, their skin-care routine may need to be a little more lightweight,” said dermatologist Omer Ibrahim. Beat the heat and humidity of summer by swapping out those heavier cleansers, like cream and oil cleaners, (think cream or oil cleanser) for more of a gentle, foaming option.
2. But don’t stop moisturizing completely
For those of us who sweat easily, the summertime can be a really trying season. However, that doesn’t mean that perspiration can cut it as a moisturizer. “Despite the weather being hot and humid, you still need to moisturize,” says Nava Greenfield, a dermatologist and medical director in New York.
“Moisturizers reestablish the stratum corneum, your outermost layer of the skin, which protects from harmful pollutants and chemicals and prevents further irritation or dryness,” says dermatologist Ariel Ostad. Try using a combination of moisturizer/SPF for the summer. This is a more lightweight option that will help keep that outer layer nourished without feeling too heavy on your skin.