Summer brings forth many changes for the skin on your face and body. Your skin needs are completely different than in winter – heave creams meant for cold weather feel too greasy and the heat increases sweating, causing impurities. In the summer, sun, heat and oiliness are the biggest causes for skin problems.
Check out this 10-step guide to summer skincare and see if you have everything you need to take care of your skin during the hot summer months. Below every tip, you can see popular product suggestions which you can also find in the Summer Products department at bearel.com.
1. Always remember sun block
Even though the sun shines throughout the year, it’s especially important to use sun block during the summer for both your face and your body. The UV rays can dry and damage your skin.
Make sure you protect yourself with a high SPF not only against UVA rays that affect the aging of your skin but also against UVB rays which can burn your skin. If your sun block has PA+++, you will avoid extreme tanning and keep your skin youthful, healthy and elastic.
Korean sun block gels are perfect for both your face and your body, without leaving a sticky feeling or a strong fragrance.
2. Cool down with a face mist
A face mist cools down and freshens your skin during hot weather.
It controls oiliness that increases during the summer, refreshes tired skin and helps keep your makeup beautiful throughout the day. With a face mist, you can moisture up your skin quickly and easily due to the usually small, portable package.
3. Calm down with aloe body gel
Aloe body gel is the perfect summer product to both prevent and treat skin damages.
Aloe has an antibacterial and inflammation-reducing effect. It can help skin suffering from dryness, ease the pain of sunburn, calm down the itchiness of bug bites and decrease skin irritation after shaving. Aloe is also a great ingredient to look for in calming facial products.
4. Decrease pigment changes
The sun exposes your skin to pigment changes. Antidioxants and snail serum are active ingredients that fade out pigment changes and balance out your skin tone.
The antibacterial snail serum enhances your skin’s natural cell cycle and helps prevent skin damages such as pigment changes, spots left by pimples and acne scars. Antidioxants are compounds that protect your skin from, for example, polluted air, sweaty workouts and smoking. Some natural antidioxants include berries, vitamin E and C, roots and vegetables.
Remember that with these active ingredients you need consistency – pigment change treatment is a process. Don’t forget to apply sun block to prevent new pigment changes from forming and old ones from darkening.
5. Cleanse with an effective product
In the summer, your skin has layers of sweat, sun block and possibly makeup. This is why you need to use an effective yet gentle cleanser in the morning and in the evening to prevent impurities.
If you’d like to, you could try Korean double cleansing. First, use an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and dissolve sebum. Second, use a foam or gel cleanser to get rid of any oil remains and other impurities. A well and correctly cleansed skin prevents impurities and keeps itself smooth and youthful.
6. Control oiliness with a clay mask
Whether you have oily skin or not, the oiliness will incease during summer. Clay is a great active ingredient for treating oily skin.
Clay removes excess sebum. It is effective especially against dead skin cells, blackheads and whiteheads. A clay mask sucks in impurities from your skin, and can be used to control oiliness three times a week.
7. Look for these ingredients to treat maskne
The use of masks during the pandemic has caused many people acne, also known as “maskne”. To defeat this maskne, you should look for products with ingredients like panthenol, tea tree, centella asiatica and houttuynia cordata.
Panthenol, also known as vitamin B5, is a moisturizing active ingredient that helps your skin renewal and eases irritation.
The antibacterial tea tree extract has an intensive calming effect. It controls the sebum production of oily skin and relieves possible inflammations.
Centella asiatica, also known as Asiatic pennywort, calms down, protects and strengthens the protective barrier of your skin. A healthy protective barrier heals and enlivens your skin.
The antidioxant and antibacterial houttuynia cordata, also known as fish mint, prevents inflammations and decreases damages and aging caused by UVB rays.
8. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Keeping yourself hydrated is especially important during the summer and you shouldn’t leave it at just drinking water – your skin also thirsts for effective moisturization through the hot summer weather.
Moisturizing creams and gels treat and protect your skin from impurities, dryness and signs of aging. The popular sheet masks provide an easy, diverse and relaxing skincare moment to your summer evening. You could also consider a cooling and hydrating sleeping mask once a week for extra moisturization. Try out different products and find your favorite routine.
9. Keep the moisturizer light
Thick and heavy moisturizing creams belong to the cold and dry weather of winter. During summer, you should look for light moisturizers to let your skin breathe.
As the last step of your skincare routine, moisturizer locks in moisture and active ingredients so that they won’t evaporate from your skin. If you have dry skin, you could get a lighter morning moisturizer in addition to an effective evening moisturizer. Make sure to also use a sun block with hydrating properties. Remember to apply moisturizer to your neck, too.
10. The summer favorite – foot peeling socks
Foot peeling socks are a super popular trendy product for those who want to really show off their legs at the beach. The socks soften the skin on your feet and get rid of even the most long-lasting calluses and cracks. Baby Silky Foot One Shot Peeling starts to peel the skin on your feet a week after use, and the peeling process lasts for one week. These socks finish up your summer skin perfectly down to the soles of your feet.