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Alternatives to Moisturizer When It’s Just Too Hot Outside

These lighter alternatives to moisturizer will keep your complexion feeling fresh even when it’s hot and humid.

There are so many things to look forward to when it comes to summer days, but uncomfortable, humid weather is definitely not one of them. When the temperatures soar and the thought of leaving the house makes you want to hide in a dark, air-conditioned room, a 10-step skin care routine probably isn’t your first priority. Thankfully, there are still ways to pamper and protect your skin on those days when you want to look glowy, not sweaty. Read on for five of them.

Try…a primer that boosts moisture.

A hydrated and well-primed complexion ensures makeup goes on fresh and stays fresh until the evening’s oil cleanse. The Hanskin Vstra Toning Water-Radiance Cream, a light moisturizer and primer in one, is the superstar primer to rule them all. Squalane, ceramides, polypeptides and hyaluronic acid work to moisturize and smooth the skin while niacinamide and vitamin C brighten and offer antioxidant protection (especially important in areas with heavy air pollution).

Try…a lightweight balancing serum.

Those with oilier skin types probably want to avoid greasy-feeling skin care on sticky summer days, but the right hydrating product can not only reduce your skin’s oily finish but also calm any redness or irritation that frequently comes with acne-prone skin.
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The Enature Squeeze Green Watery Serum feels light and fresh, sinks in instantly, and keeps combination skin balanced thanks to its blend of vitamins and plant extracts (kale, parsley) picked for their anti-aging and skin-strengthening abilities.

Try…an all-in-one formula.

Power-packed serums and heavier creams and lotions are amazing for sealing in moisture during drier winter months, but the summertime calls for fresh textures that sink in immediately and work overtime.
Re:P Nutrinature All-In-One Multitem offers the benefits of toner, essence and a hydrating emulsion all in one lightweight formula, meaning it’s not just perfect for summer, but for those days when you’re pressed for time. Avocado and olive extracts hydrate without feeling heavy and niacinamide works to reinforce the skin’s barrier and even skin tone. This product is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution to use on summer mornings, plus it won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin types.

Try…a 2-in-1 hydrating SPF combo.

You already know how important it is to wear your SPF daily, but layering it with your essences, serums, and moisturizers can be time-consuming and can make your skin feel suffocated on extreme weather days.
The Tony Moly My Sunny Watery Essence SPF 50/PA+++ offers UV protection in a light formula packed with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera extract to hydrate and protect skin without the sticky texture or white cast that some sunscreens can leave behind.

Try…a serum mist.

The Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray does more than just give skin a quick burst of refreshment. It’s packed with antioxidant vitamin C and inflammation-calming centella asiatica. Keep it in your bag to hydrate and protect throughout the day, or store in your fridge for a cooling treatment that will help calm and nourish skin after a long day in the sun.

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