Summer skincare requires a little more hydration, nourishment and SPF than any other time of the year. UV rays can cause premature skin-ageing, damage and dehydration, so it's important we not only work to prevent this damage in the first place, but make sure we replenish and restore throughout the season.
A summer skincare routine
Summer skin needs a little hydration and brightening, and we don't think there's a better cleanser than the Darphin Lumière Essentielle Micellar Cleanser. It transforms from a gel to a milky cleanser upon contact with water and has the most uplifting scent to start and finish your day. It gently removes all impurities and makeup from the skin without disrupting its balance; making it perfect for all skin types, including sensitive.
Darphin Lumiere Essentielle Illuminating Micellar Cleanser 125ml (Exclusive)4.7 Stars 10 Reviews£32.00
Who better to turn to for a face mask for summer skin than Origins? Undoubtedly the experts in masking, we absolutely love their Glow-Co-Nuts Mask for the warm weather, which they collaborated on with Madeleine Shaw. Not only does it smells like a tropical paradise (think limes and coconuts), it helps to boost moisture levels and get the skin glowing.
Of course, Origins has a wardrobe of masks to choose from depending on your skin type and concern. For blemishes, try the Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask, for uneven skin tone, try the Original Skin Retexturising Mask, and for redness and irritation, try the Dr. Andrew Weil Relief and Resilience Soothing Face Mask.
Origins x Madeleine Shaw Glow-Co-Nuts Hydrating Coconut Moisture Mask4.67 Stars 3 Reviews£26.50
The eye cream
Summer skincare requires a cooling and de-puffing eye cream to keep your eyes looking bright and beautiful. Estée Lauder's DayWear Eye Cooling Anti-Oxidant Complex contains cucumber extract to hydrate, moisturise and immediately cool and relieve tired and puffy eyes. With 24 hour hydration and antioxidant protection, the lightweight cream smoothes out fine lines to leave the eye area looking refreshed and ready for makeup application.
Estée Lauder Daywear Eye Cooling Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Créme 15ml4.56 Stars 9 Reviews£23.60
Summer skin is seriously thirsty, so what better way to hydrate it than with a moisturiser that literally has water in its title? GLAMGLOW's Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser bursts onto the skin and immediately quenches its thirst. Packed with a triple hyaluronic acid complex, it plumps and replenishes lost moisture, while water from the volcanic island of Jeju and the brand's unique TEAOXI® Blue Nymph Lily Extract help to add radiance.
Clinique's no nonsense approach to skincare means that each product works on a whole host of different types. Their skincare range is packed with SPF products, which help to protect the skin against the sun's damaging rays and shield against environmental aggressors.
We love the brand's Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for the Face, which has an SPF of 50 and uses zinc oxide to protect the skin in place of chemical ingredients. However, if you love to also have an SPF in your everyday moisturiser, you'll love the Clinique Superdefense. It has an SPF of 20, and works on oily/combination and dry/dehydrated skin types.
The product for male summer skin
Male skin needs just as much hydration and nourishment in the summer months, which is why we think the Lab Series Solid Water Essence is perfect. Made with caffeine and ginseng, the unique gel-to-liquid texture melts into the skin for an invigorating and refreshing boost of moisture. It's both non-greasy and fast-absorbing, making it perfect for males who like a simple skincare routine.