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June 12, 2024

Our Favorite Skincare Products to Wear in the Summer


Focusing on Your Skin: Healthcare and Self-Care

Focusing on your skin isn’t only about self-care and looking youthful, it’s also a form of healthcare. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and protects you from harmful bacteria, viruses, and other environmental pollutants so it must receive some tender loving care. By practicing good skincare habits, you not only keep your skin looking radiant but also prevent harmful skin conditions and infections. With summer approaching, you’ll be experiencing more sun exposure and higher temperatures, so read on to hear more about Moler Beauty Academy’s favorite summer skincare products for keeping your skin hydrated, protected, and repaired.

Sun Protection Products

Wearing sunscreen is a vital component to overall health. It shields your skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays, such as premature aging, sun spots, sunburn, and skin cancer. Wearing sunscreen daily, even on cold cloudy days, will safeguard your skin’s health and preserve a youthful appearance. For those long sunny beach days, it’s important to pick broad-spectrum protection and water-resistant formulas. There are different formulas for all skin types and while it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist, we’ve rounded up our favorite sunscreens for your face that received favorable reviews.

  • Oily skin: Splurge with Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen or save with CeraVe’s Ultra Light Moisturizing Lotion.
  • Dry skin: Splurge with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow stick or save with Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost.
  • Sensitive and mature skin: Splurge with EltaMD UV Clear Face Sunscreen or save with Blue Lizard’s Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen.

Moisturizers for Summer

When it comes to hydrating moisturizers for summer, you’ll want lightweight, non-greasy ones that are suitable for humid conditions. Moisturizers are essential for your summer skincare routine due to the sun and other outdoor activities dehydrating your skin. Keeping your skin locked with moisture maintains its protective barrier, prevents moisture loss, and aids in repairing damage caused by environmental factors. It’s important to wear at least 30 SPF moisturizers during the day and recovery-focused products at night.

  • Daytime moisturizers: Splurge with MDSolar Sciences Daily Perfecting Moisturizer or save with Eucerin Daily Protection.
  • Nighttime moisturizers: Splurge with First Aid Beauty’s Firming Cream or save with CeraVe’s Renewing Night Cream.

Antioxidant Serums and Essences

Antioxidants and essences are vital for the skin because they provide a potent combination of protection and nourishment. They deliver concentrated hydration and fight against molecules that damage skin cells while preventing premature aging. In addition to taking care of your skin from the inside out, antioxidants such as vitamin C improve skin texture, tone, and overall complexion while boosting the effectiveness of sunscreen. Add the following products to your summer skincare routine to help ward off free radicals and brighten your skin.

  • Vitamin C serum splurge: Skinceuticals C E Ferulic
  • Vitamin C serum for sensitive, dry, and mature skin: Supergoop! Daily Dose
  • Vitamin C serum for darker skin tones: BeautyStat Universal C Refiner
  • Vitamin C serum from a drugstore: CeraVe Vitamin C Serum
  • Vitamin C serum for oily skin: Olehenriksen Truth Serum

After Sun Care Products

Proper post-sun skincare products will help soothe, hydrate, and repair the skin. Sometimes, we end up outdoors longer than we have planned, so as always, it’s important to keep sunscreen on hand. Addressing your skin immediately after time spent in the sun will allow these products to effectively target sunburn, dehydration, and potential long-term damage such as sun spots.

  • After-sun budget-friendly lotion: Eucerin Advanced Hydration
  • After-sun cooling lotion: Sun Bum Cool Down
  • After-sun lotion for sensitive skin: Coola Radical Recovery
  • After-sun lotion for irritation: La Roche Posay Cicaplast Balm

Exfoliants for Smooth Skin

Throughout the day, our skin accumulates excess oil, dirt, and other impurities. Gently exfoliating once in a while will help unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and give you a smoother, more radiant complexion. It also enhances the effectiveness of skincare products by allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin. Implementing exfoliation into a proper summer skincare routine can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. It’s easy to overdo exfoliation, so always consult with your dermatologist on what type of exfoliant to use, how often to use it, and what products you should apply afterward.

  • Exfoliating treatment: Kate Somerville Pore Exfoliating Treatment
  • Exfoliating cleanser: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
  • Exfoliating mask: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
  • Exfoliating on a budget: Neutrogena Hydro Boost

Lip Care SPF

In the heat of the summer, our lips often get overlooked when it comes to SPF protection. With their delicate skin, lips are prone to sun damage, dehydration, and chapping. Shielding them from harmful UV rays is essential for maintaining their softness, plumpness, and smoothness. Add these rejuvenating lip balms to your summer skincare routine for optimal skin health.

  • Budget-friendly SPF lip care: Sun Bum Lip Balm
  • Therapeutic SPF lip care: Jack Black Intense Therapy
  • Tinted SPF lip care: Colorscience Sunforgettable

Setting Sprays and Refreshers

While they may seem like another useless trendy item to purchase, setting sprays and refreshers do come with benefits. They offer a refreshing burst of hydration and protection for sun-exposed skin. Their benefits include locking in moisture, soothing irritation, and reducing redness. Having your skin feel good is just as important and an adequate setting spray and refresher will ensure your skin stays nourished and revitalized.

  • Splurge setting spray with SPF: Supergoop! Setting Refreshing Mist
  • Budget-friendly setting spray with SPF: E.l.f. SKIN Suntouchable
  • After-sun refreshing spray: Hempz Sun & Cooling Body Gel Spray
  • Repairing refreshing spray: Neutrogena Sun Rescue

Embrace Radiant Skin this Summer

Caring for your skin and lips with lotions, refreshers, and sunscreen is essential to maintain their health, vitality, and appearance. These products help protect against sun damage, dehydration, and premature aging, ensuring your skin remains radiant. By incorporating them into your summer skincare routine, you invest in the long-term well-being of your body’s largest organ.

Does learning about these products and how they benefit your skin bring you joy? Consider starting your journey to a career in skincare with Moler Hollywood. The beauty industry allows you to delve into the fascinating world of cosmetology, esthetics, and manicuring. With hands-on training and expert guidance from passionate individuals, you may be able to unlock your potential and transform lives.

Cincinnati campus

Moler-Hollywood Beauty Academy
6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Fax: 513-621-1008
(513) 621-5262

Fairfield campus

Moler-Pickens Beauty Academy
5951-S Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fax: 513-874-5102
(513) 874-5116