Let’s face it: sweat + oily skin + overheating + feeling flustered = the real Hot Girl Summer 🥵. But don’t sweat it: there are so many incredible products out there designed to help you (and your skin) stay cool, calm and collected and mitigate those seasonal skin shifts [LINK TO OTHER BLOG]. Below, Megan and Ksenia share their edit of summer skincare and beauty products they rely on.
“For combination skin like mine that often gets congested in summer because of pollution, heat and other nasties, I love using a hydrating mist instead of a hydrating serum. I simply spray it directly on my skin post-cleansing. It helps to hydrate my skin very gently and has a super nice cooling effect. It contains an infusion of nutrients and mineral water to plump the skin from within, as well as offering some antioxidant properties, perfect to prep the skin before starting the day.”
“It is so important to top-up your SPF protection throughout the day! But how should we do it when we already sweat so much after only 2 hours? SPF mists are great to carry throughout the summer. They help to level up the protection of your skin throughout the day and give you that refreshing, cooling effect, too. This spray is ‘velvety’ meaning it doesn't feel heavy on the skin and is perfect for a subtle retouch.”
"I find this serum really good in summer as it has a gel-like texture and sinks straight into the skin. It's perfect for anyone looking for a powerful antioxidant to apply in the morning that won't feel sticky or heavy. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C which are both great to provide protection and hydration to the skin. It layers perfectly with a light moisturiser and a sunscreen leaving your skin completely fresh and ready for the day.”
"I use the Avène Thermal Spring Water on very, very hot days when I need cooling off and will even keep it on my bedside table for hot summer nights. Note that this is not great for winter use as it can encourage TEWL (transepidermal water loss) when skin is dry and dehydrated!"
"These hair scrunchies come in different sizes and you will be hard pressed to see me in the summer without one on my wrist. They are slightly cuter than a normal hair tie, and much more gentle on the hair. I find keeping my hair out of my face and off of my neck takes me down a few degrees!"
"I keep a jade roller in the refrigerator for days when I am feeling a bit puffy, but also when I am hot as it’s so cooling on the skin and promotes blood flow. I am really excited to try the body roller to take things to the next level, I’ve been in the mountains hiking so it will help with sore musles and inflammation as well."
To find out if these summer beauty heroes are right for you and your unique skin, book a Holistic Skin Session and let your Skin Mentor show you the way!