The summer months can leave our skin feeling a little parched. Warmer weather, sunlight, salt water and chlorine can all have detrimental effects on the health of our skin, damaging moisture levels and leaving our complexions looking less than glowing.
We have put together our edit of the best hydrating masks and best moisturisers for dry skin, alongside other thirst-quenching products your skin will love when the temperature rises.
Best moisturising cleansers
Cleansers might be the only step in your routine that you wash off, but if you use the wrong product they can throw off your whole regime. If you have dehydrated or thirsty skin, you need to keep away from acidic ingredients as these will only exacerbate the tight feeling, and instead opt for moisturising ingredients like aloe and marshmallow. You still do need to exfoliate though, but it’s best as its own step twice a week to reduce the chances of redness and irritation.
- For a great all-rounder, we love the Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser. It is a gentle yet effective formulation that lifts away dirt and impurities, but also contains natural oil extracts to nourish and condition the skin.
- The ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is an all-time classic, and although suitable for more mature skin types thanks to its anti-ageing ingredients, it’s also great at combatting dehydration. Its blend of natural oils and botanical extracts melt into the skin to renew and revitalise, whisking away all dry skin cells in its path.
- For a different kind of texture, try the DECLÉOR Hydra-Radiance Smoothing and Cleansing Mousse. It contains gentle oat milk to soothe, while Japanese white mulberry lifts away impurities and dead skin cells for a revitalised finish.