How to Keep Your Skin Fresh for Summer Events

By June 27, 2017

It’s hot out there right now. Here are our best skin care for summer tips and products.

With summer swinging into full gear, we’ve been greeted with heat, humidity, and of course, scores of events and socials to ring in the season. But with that heat and humidity come some, shall we say, complications for keeping your skin fresh. And with a packed social calendar, having clear, fresh skin is an absolute must.

As with most things, the K-beauty world has put forth a whole roster of products which make for a strong offense against the difficulties of summer weather. Below, we break down a botanical mix of our three favorite products to make sure your skin stays fresh, glowing, and hydrated for every dinner party, boat cruise, and boozy brunch on your calendar.  

Up First: Cleanser

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When it comes to tackling sweat and heat pollution, there’s nothing more important than keeping your skin clean. Our summer go-to, on top of our usual double cleanse, is the Neogen Calendula Cleansing Water. This cleansing water is formulated to gently sweep away makeup and impurities that may remain after double cleansing.

It’s also great to carry for a quick clean up in the middle of day to clear away sweat and other pollutants and leave your skin fresh and clear. But the best part is the scent. The bottle is topped off with real calendula petals which leave the formula with a gentle floral aroma. When you sweep it across your face it feels like you’ve been dropped straight into a flower garden and your skin is left feeling cool and clean. Basically, the results are incredible and it smells like summer in a bottle.  

Up Next: The Essence

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Let’s be real: Your skin care should change with the seasons and this includes your essence. When it comes to braving the heat of the summer sun, your best bet is an essence that is cooling, hydrating, and refreshing for the skin.

Look for calming, water based ingredients, like those in the Skinfood Premium Lettuce and Cucumber Watery Essence. This essence is light and mild, but packs a powerful punch of hydration. It gets its name from the watery nature of its key ingredients: cucumber, which is 96% water, and lettuce, which is 95.63% water, are both power players when it comes to hydration. These two are formulated with coconut water, which makes for an essence that is cooling, rejuvenating, and deeply hydrating. This is topped off with a refreshing scent that is perfect way to start or end your day.  

Final Step: Bright Eyes

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When it comes to looking your best, keeping the skin around your eyes bright and fresh is so important. Whether you’re fighting dark circles, fine lines, puffiness, or all the above, a hydrating and brightening eye mask like the Manefit Beauty Planner Lily Brightening Eye Mask is a must-have. Using lily extracts and niacinamide, this mask soothes, brightens, and revitalizes tired, puffy, and sunken eyes.

Apply it like a sheet mask for 20 minutes before you head out for your event and your eye area will look bright and refreshed the whole day. Plus, like the other products here, the mask features a beautiful lily scent that makes wearing it absolutely serene.  

Bottom line:

With these three products at hand, your skin will stay cool, clean, and clear for all of the events on your summer social calendar.

+ What are your top picks for skin care for summer? Let us know below!