Summer Skincare Essentials

Updated: Feb 7

Hello Sunshine! We’re finally stepping closer to the blissful UK summer. And while we look forward to the brighter days ahead, we also need to switch up our products to get a fresh glow on, and to do that you need to make sure your skincare routine is in line with the warmer weather.

Thankfully, to achieve a natural glowy look doesn’t need take time, so we’re here to reveal the secrets of healthy, radiant complexion.

#01 Never forget Double-cleansing

No doubt, double-cleansing with an oil-based cleanser (we love Heimish All Balm) and followed by a foam cleanser (go for a low pH cleanser which we have a separate talk about ) is the first step to help you achieve a healthier, clearer skin as it removes makeup, spf and remaining impurities without stripping the skin.

#02 Exfoliated Skin

Hot weather increases in oil and sebum production that can lead to clogged pores. So we need to exfoliate once or twice a week to get rid of sunscreen and oil. This helps bring new, fresh skin and our skin will be softer and more energised.

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish is our favourite as it gently exfoliates dead-skin cells while the natural moisturisers including black sugar, shea butter, and cranberry oil soften the skin and give you a smooth soft skin.

#03 Hydrating Essence

No Korean Skincare routine completes without essence. Simplify your summer skincare routine with multi-use, lightweight products. If you're a K-beauty enthusiast, you can’t miss out Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence. It’s a water-like essence can be used after double cleansing. It contains fermented ingredients that help soothe and brighten the skin tone, as well as hydrate the skin.

#04 Lightweight, hydrating moisturiser

A key to healthy, hydrated skin is a good moisturiser. Ideally, you want something lightweight but seriously moisturising. Laneige Water bank skincare line is popular for a reason. While the water bank moisture cream relieves dryness and leaves skin hydrated and glowy with Hydro Ionized Mineral Water, the water bank gel cream is designed to supply moisture to oily and combination skin all day with its Moisturizing Biogene™ complex as well as mini hyaluronic acid that enhances the skin's moisture-absorbing abilities. Skin looks fresh and hydrated, with oil and moisture harmony.

If you have sensitive, dry skin that craves for hydration, the key is to look for products offer soothing hydration. Go for Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream. The Rich Moist Soothing Cream works deep within the skin to provide much needed soothing and moisture. Infused with yeast-derived beta glucan, it supports your skin’s natural moisture barrier, your skins defense system.

#05 Sleeping Mask

Alternative for when you want to skip your night-time products such as the essence and the moisturiser is Overnight Sleeping Mask. Apply a generous layer of the mask as the last step in your skincare routine and just leave it on as you sleep. You’ll wake up with radiant and plump skin after washing your face in the morning!

If your skin loves hanbang ingredients, Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalising Mask is a must-have in your skincare routine. The soft texture of this cream-textured mask provides soothing moisture without excess residue, and leaves skin glowing and refreshed by morning.

#06 Always Wear Sunscreen

The last, but not least is sunscreen which is also one of the most important steps in skincare routine. It's also important to use the best and strongest sunscreen during summer. Look for a sunscreen with SPF50 and PA+++ to keep your skin unburned

If you don’t want to wear foundation but still want a natural coverage, opt for lightweight BB Cream. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream is a well-known Korean BB Cream. Or cushion compacts are easy to use on the go, the secret to dewy, flawless skin.

Laneige BB Cushion with moisture increase and oil reduction makes your skin look clean and smooth all day long. Great for combination/oily skin.

#07 Stay Cool

That's obviously a hydrating mist toner which helps set make-up, soothe and cool tired skin. What about Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner? Pyunkang Yul has become the most talked-about Korean skincare brand since last year. And this cooling, incredibly hydrating mist toner is perfect on the go and travelling.

Do you have your favourite products to help keep your skin cool and clean this summer? We'd love to hear!

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