Ward off skin damage and maintain that gorgeous glow this season with the right set of products. Updating your makeup bag and cleaning up your skincare routine each season is a great way to maintain healthy and youthful-looking skin. As humidity levels rise or you’re dealing with a dry desert climate, you need to take extra good care of your skin. Here are five skin-saving products to add to your summer skincare regimen:
#1: Cooling Gel Mask
Redness, dry patches, and sunburn are some of the common skin concerns over summer. Treat your skin to a cooling mask once or twice a week to restore moisture and smooth out the skin. One of my new favorites is the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Mask. It contains rose extracts which not only smell great but can be very soothing for the skin. A gel mask is the perfect treat for the skin after a day in the sun.
#2: Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This is one of my beauty staples because it’s very lightweight and absorbs into the skin almost instantly. Just make sure you’re using a 100% hyaluronic acid serum and apply it right after cleansing and toning. It hydrates and soothes the skin upon contact, and is a great product to have on hand year round.
#3: Beauty Balm
Beauty balms and blur creams are among the hottest trends in skincare this year and could be the perfect alternative to heavy foundation. Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm is a versatile product for all skin types and will give your skin that dewy look with little effort. You can use it as a base for mineral makeup or wear it alone to cover up minor flaws.
#4: Mineral Sunscreen
Even if you’re not a fan of mineral makeup, mineral sunscreen is a great product to use during the summer months because it helps create a protective shield – even on cloudy days. If you don’t like wearing a thick layer of sunscreen under your makeup, try a mineral sunscreen instead.
#5: Detox Mask
Give your skin a chance to breathe with a purifying mask. A detox mask is a great summer skincare investment because it can help to draw out impurities and decongest the skin. Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask is a great choice for stripping away dead skin and soaking up excess oil. Use it once a week to give your skin a boost this season.