That time has finally arrived, I’m sweaty every 10 minutes, I don’t want to eat anything even mildly warm, and my summer body isn’t quite ready yet, but my skincare game has to be on point. Has to.
The thick moisturisers have slowly been emptied out and it’s time to bring out the light essences, the facial sprays, and double up the SPF, unless you’re Australian and the winter is just starting for you. Check out this post here that….
During summertime, I like to apply the least amount of product possible, and focus on water-based or gel-based creams. The thicker the product, the farther away it will stay from my face. Who wants to start sweating beads on their forehead the moment you step out of your house and soon have your layers of cream melt away? I know that’s not really what happens, but that’s what it feels like. It’s just uncomfortable.
Here is a list of lightweight and summer-friendly products I use all the time to stay glowy, not sweaty:
1. Facial Sprays or Waters
I LOVE facial sprays. I don’t think they do much except for making your face wet. Some sprays are literally just water and I sometimes ask myself why I got it…
Some have great ingredients in them so I’m willing to give them a chance to see how they perform. I’ve been loving the Fresh Rose Toner.
It smells like heaven, feels great on the skin, and really does keep your skin hydrated for a very long time. If you have dry skin, this is a great option for you. Bonus points for the beautiful packaging and the rose petals floating around. But the price tag is too high, it’s so damn pricey that I would think twice the next time. So, go for it if you’re willing to splurge. But if not, there are other options you can explore.
2. Cooling Eye Gels
I really think I had under-estimated products from The Body Shop as they are of great quality and quite affordable! I thought their Elderflower Cooling eye gel was too little, it’s a tiny little jar (if I can even call that a jar), and I was convinced it’d get over too soon. But it just costs €12 and I’ve had it for over 2 months, without any sign of it getting over too soon.
It’s unperfumed, which is always appreciated, and is super lightweight and hydrating! Perfect for the sweaty season.
3. Cooling Eye Gel Patches
I have recently become an eye patch addict; I absolutely love applying these small little patches under my eyes while I’m working on something. You can use this year round, but there’s something just so refreshing about putting this in a refrigerator and then using a cold ass gel patch under your eyes. My god, the feeling is incredible.
This should’ve probably been number 1, but sunscreen is important year-round, not just in summers. But you should be extra careful in the summer time. SPF isn’t just for your face, but for your body and hair too! Never, ever skimp on sunscreen, especially if you’ll be hitting the beach this summer. We all want than tan, bronzed look, but at the same time, we don’t want premature wrinkles and sun spots, and even worse, cancer!!
Double up on the sunscreen, carry it everywhere with you and don’t forget to re-apply every 2 hours!!
I’ve been using the Ecooking Sunscreen for a while and I love it! The one I had before used to pill and even make my moisturiser come off! This one, however, melts like butter on my face, leaving no white cast behind.
5. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
I really like this mask. It screams summertime, smells fruity, and is so cooling! I always reach for this as the temperatures rise because it feels light and hydrates the skin very well. However, I don’t see any long-term results from this mask. It’s just a short-term hydrating mask and that’s it. Read the full review here.
6. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask - as a moisturiser
The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is quite popular in the skincare community. It’s a very light-weight, but (apparently) super hydrating sleeping mask, with a blueish tinge and no scent.
I absolutely LOVE this as a moisturiser in the morning. I think this is a fantastic lightweight blanket on top of my toner and serum, and serves as an ideal base for sunscreen. I don’t think it’s heavy enough for a sleeping mask; my skin isn’t as hydrated in the morning, which lead me to start using this as a moisturiser and I’m so glad I took that step.
What are some of your favourite summer skincare products? Tell me in the comments below!