How to Switch Up Your Summer Beauty Routine

Is your face threatening to melt off during summer? These 5 tips will keep your skin looking its best, no matter the weather.

Is summer’s rising temperatures wreaking havoc on the skin? Whether it’s the outdoor heat and humidity or the dry indoor AC air causing the damage, here are five tips for keeping your skin in tip-top condition over the hot summer months.

1. Cleanse without drying out your skin

Get a smart face cleanser that recognises what your skin needs. Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash clears only excessive oil production, keeping drier patches intact so skin feels clean and supple.

Checks and Balance Frothy Face Wash

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2. Use toner to restore balance

Toning is an essential for summer skincare as it preps the face for the next step in your beauty routine. Clarins has toners for different skin types – its Toning Lotion With Iris combats oily or combination skin by purifying and rebalancing, while its Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion is perfect for dry skin, cleaning without stripping away moisture. Its Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner revitalises dull skin.

Clarins Toning Lotion With Iris

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Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion

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Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner

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3. Go easy on the exfoliation

Switch from skin-sloughing exfoliators to mild formulas such as Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator. It gently buffs away dead skin, keeping moisture levels in check and your face ultra-smooth.

Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator

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4. Switch to a lightweight moisturiser and SPF

Opt for lightweight gel-like or fluid formulas that hydrate the skin without being heavy or greasy. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel is light and soothing, Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 is powerful yet lightweight, Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask is the perfect leave-on overnight mask, with vitamin C and E capsules that plump and renew skin by the morning.

Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel

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Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+, 50 ml

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Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

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5. Pile on the sheet masks

Skin soothers such as sheet masks are serious saviours for dry, irritated or inflamed skin. We especially love the inexpensive Oleva+ Soothing Moisturising Bamboo Mask – keep it in the fridge before applying for an ultimate cooling effect. Once the sheet is off, massage the excess into the skin.

Soothing Moisturizing Bamboo Mask

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