Skincare Tips for Summer

Summer might be the best time for you to freshen up your skincare routine. Now, the summer weather is a double-edged sword when it comes to skincare. For example, you can enjoy greater warmth from the sun, and you usually possess more freedom in what you do compared to, say, the winter season. The summer season is also a great time to indulge yourself in fun activities or tasks outdoors. But with that kind of freedom also comes many challenges, such as sweat and dirt, which could compromise your skin's health. Many of us often wonder how we can keep our skin healthy in summer, especially since you have fewer opportunities to shower during those months than in winter.

Summer means vacation, flip-flops, and a lot of time outside. Don't let the summer heat or your busy schedule get in the way of good skincare habits. Here are 10 essential summer skincare tips which have to be part of your summer skincare routine. If you plan ahead and take care of your skin now, you'll be happy you did later.

  1. Hydration 

The first thing to do as a part of your summer skincare routine is to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration can lead to dryness in your skin, which you definitely want to avoid. You should drink at least eight glasses every day (more when outdoors). You can use a hydrating face mask after washing your face at night for some extra hydration while you sleep. Splash your face frequently with water or carry a facial mist to freshen your skin regularly. Stay away from sugary and carbonated drinks.

  1. Wash your face 

As a part of your summer face care routine, wash your face twice a day to ensure you're getting rid of dirt and oil that can clog pores and lead to breakouts or redness on your cheeks or forehead.

  1. Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen may seem like an obvious suggestion for protecting your skin during the summer months, but many people still neglect this important step. However, sunscreen is critical for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, which can cause sunburns and even skin cancer over time. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher that offers "broad spectrum" protection against UVA and UVB rays. A spray sunscreen may be easiest to apply on yourself if you'll be spending a lot of time outdoors.

  1. Exfoliate 

It may sound counterintuitive, but exfoliation is an important part of your summer skincare routine. Sweat and dead skin can accumulate on your face and body, making your skin look dull. So how do you combat this? Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove these unwanted particles, so your skin looks healthy and radiant. 

  1. Moisturize well

When you go out in the sun, your skin loses its moisture due to sweat and dirt. To prevent this, you should moisturize well with a light moisturizer that gets absorbed quickly into your skin. If you have dry skin, you should opt for a thicker moisturizer that does not leave any white patches on your skin after application.

  1. Go light on makeup

Heavy makeup can be toxic for your skin in the summer heat. Try to stick with moisturizing, oil-free products with SPF protection and keep it as natural as possible. It's also a good idea to keep makeup wipes handy for quick touch-ups on the go.

  1. Use a toner 

One of the best things you can do for your skin is use toner. It helps to remove excess oil from your face, which is particularly important during the summer when our skin tends to produce more of it. Toners also help reduce the appearance of pores, which is great for that coveted beach glow that looks equally at home on men and women.

  1. Don't Forget Your Eyes, Lips & Feet

Scrub your feet to exfoliate. Apply sunscreen and moisturizer on your feet, especially if you are wearing open-toed sandals. Use a moisturizing under eye gel; and a lip balm with SPF under your lipstick.

  1. Summer Clothing and accessories

Wear light colored, breathable fabrics. Wear sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes from the damaging rays. Wear hats when you're out to protect your scalp from getting burned and keep dirt and oil out of your hairline so it doesn't cause breakouts on your forehead or neckline area.

  1. Night time care

When you climb into bed after a long day like this, the last thing you might want to do is put an extra product on your face. But investing in some good products can make a huge difference in the way your skin looks in the morning—or even later that night! If you decide to invest in just one product for summer, make it an antioxidant serum or moisturizer: antioxidants help protect against free radicals (the molecules that cause premature aging). These serums will also help keep your skin hydrated.

When the weather gets warmer, the humidity rises, and our skin changes with it. The transition from spring to summer might be subtle at first, but once you notice that your skin is feeling extra dry, it's time to make some adjustments—and keep them going throughout the season.

In closing, it's likely that different skincare tips will work better for you than others. In addition, your skin might change with the seasons and as you age, so don't be afraid to try something new. After all, different things work for different people. However, if you're looking for a broad overview of skin care tips that can help take care of your skin this summer, this has been a helpful resource for you.

At Kailon, we understand the importance of maintaining a good skincare routine. Our products are cruelty-free: 100% vegetarian and are sourced without harming the environment. Our products are designed to address a wide variety of skin concerns. Our team of experienced skin care professionals can help you create the perfect recipe for your skin by answering a simple questionnaire specifically designed to find the best ingredients and formulas. Once completed, our experts process your answers to determine a unique recipe tailor-made for you. To know more, click You can also connect with our experts for a free consultation to better understand your concerns and help identify the right products from Kailon as part of your summer skincare routine for this reason.