5 Must-Haves For Flawless Summer Skin

Posted by in Skin Care, Health & Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year when we wake up to rays of sunshine bursting through our windows, slip on a sundress and head out the door only to realise that it’s just another day of fearing a sweat-induced breakout.

On top of already struggling to slowly adjust from your Winter regime to your Summer one, battling sweaty breakouts can be challenging to balance! So here's a quick guide to the top 5 products every skin type needs this summer to stay fresh, hydrated and acne-free.

Oatmeal Cleanser

If you’re anything like us, your morning is a blurry memory of you rushing around your flat trying to get ready with the occasional spoon full of oatmeal in between putting on makeup and getting dressed. In the summer, your oatmeal doesn't have to just stay in your plate. It is actually an awesome superfood which you should definitely include in your skincare routine!

With anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants called saponins, oatmeal acts as the perfect natural (and gentle!) cleanser helping to remove excess oil and dead skin cells. Best part? It's the best option for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin!

We recommend the Nydg Cosmetics Colloidal Oatmeal Cleanser! Despite being on the pricier side, the bromelain, vitamin E and green tea extracts combined within the formula create a strong yet gentle shield against sweaty days.

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Nydg Skincare, Colloidal Oatmeal Cleanser, £42.00

Rose Water Toner

On the other hand, if you are anything like 80% of acne-prone people in the UK, then rose water will be your new best friend this Summer. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory and astringent properties of rose water, using it as a toner or a refreshing mist spray will reduce redness, blemishes and any skin irritation by balancing your skin's pH, cleansing your pores and making you less likely to break out, even on the sweatiest days!

Our top pick is the Rose Floral Toner by Fresh which is alcohol-free and won’t dry out your skin!

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Fresh, Rose Floral Toner, £12.00

Tomato Face Mask

Tomatoes are a generous source of nutrients all around. They are rich in Vitamin A, C and K, which are great for acne; astringent, battling excess oil; and antioxidants like lycopene and zeaxanthin which clear away dead skin cells, help with blackheads and as a bonus, act as UV-blockers.

Because they have so many nourishing and cleansing properties, it is found as an active ingredient in many face cleansers and masks but our top pick is the Yes To Tomatoes Face Mask because of its super gentle formula.

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Yes To, Tomatoes Clearing Facial Mask, £11.99

Aloe Vera Facial Mist

As a combo, cucumber and aloe vera are nature’s superheroes. Not only are aloe vera and cucumber packed with antioxidants and vitamins but aloe vera is actually a must-have ingredient if you are prone to surface-level zits, especially in the Summer. The enzymes in aloe vera jelly act as a disinfectant and caffeic acid in cucumbers works well to draw out any puffiness, leaving your face refreshed and breakout-free.

We love the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe vera, cucumber and green tea to keep us fresh throughout the day!

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Mario Badescu, Facial Spray With Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Green Tea, £12.00

Hyaluronic Acid

Amidst the biggest serum craze that the skincare world has seen, hyaluronic acid still holds the number one place amongst serums. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin from within, leaving it feeling soft and plump.

We love the Balance Me wonder eye cream because, in addition to battling eye puffiness using hyaluronic acid, the virgin coconut oil in the cream acts as an extra moisture barrier, locking the radiant dewy look in for the whole day.

It's a must-have for those looking for a light product to lift their under-eye bags from the late night dinners and even out any fine wrinkles.

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Balance Me, Wonder Eye Cream, £8.99

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