The blasted heater during winter and much of spring did wonders for our comfort level and our souls, but let’s be real—it was disastrous for our skin. Combined with outdoor cold, we’ve been left with parched skin that can’t be saved by even the most acclaimed #skintok trends on TikTok (we’re looking at you, skin flooding). There’s no question we’re in need of fresh summer beauty tips.
Each season ushers in a new wave of beauty necessities, and summer is no exception. Yes, a few slight skincare swaps are required to recover from the winter chill, but no, you won’t break the bank or step out of your comfort zone. Keep reading to understand what the change in seasons means for your skin, and uncover our 5 essentials for a summer skin reset.
What to Expect During Your Summer Skin Transition
We’re creatures of habit, so the thought of rearranging something like our entire wardrobe for a new season can feel more tedious than dinner with our in-laws. Well, guess what? Restructuring for the new season doesn’t end there. As we transport our trench coats and galoshes to the guest closet, we must also prep for movement in our skincare cabinet. Thanks to changes in temperature, humidity and sun exposure, we need transitioning skin care products that adhere to the shift.
While switching up your routine can feel tedious, the good news is the new season welcomes the best kind of weather for our skin. Not too hot, not too cold, your skin will start retaining more moisture and feel less dry. But the onset of sunny days means the need for more SPF (which you should be wearing daily regardless!). You’ll likely have to apply more rigorously, depending on the heat and how much you sweat.
It’s also important to consider allergies. While May flowers impress all the neighbors looking at your perfectly manicured garden, they also bring upon high pollen counts, which can trigger allergies and skin irritation flare-ups.
And if you’re acne-prone, you already know that unfortunately each season welcomes a fresh set of challenges. Increased humidity can cause excess oil production, leading to more breakouts. With that, read on for the 5 essentials you need for a summer skin reset.