When you rotate your wardrobe with the change of seasons, that's your cue to pivot your skincare protocol, too. After all, summer presents an entirely fresh set of challenges compared to the chill of winter. To tailor your arsenal for said environmental factors -- and social ones: Hello, pool chlorine! -- we have a few strategies in mind. Make note of them below, and cheers to a glowing complexion from now til' the Indian summer!
1. Don't Use Harsh Chemical Exfoliants
Ingredients in chemical peels and the like heighten the damage of sun exposure. So, hit snooze on your intense masks until winter -- and reach for non-abrasive alternatives in the interim.
2. Never Skip Sunscreen
Whether it's overcast outside or your only plans for the day are to watch Netflix, be sure to slather on SPF first. Conveniently, we have a top-notch sunscreen to suggest.
3. Don't Skimp On Cleansing
Hot weather can be drying, so we understand the temptation to skip washing your face. But the daily grime and sunscreen buildup will only further the problem, so don't hit your pillow without a pit stop to the sink, plus a gentle face wash.
4. Don't Forget Moisturizer
If you have an oily skin type, opt for a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates your skin without added shine.