You wouldn’t wear a bulky wool sweater in sweltering heat, so…what are you doing with that super thick day cream? Along with summer temps comes the seasonal beauty switch-up. It’s time to ditch those heavy, sticky, stifling winter formulas in favor of something lighter and more refreshing. Ahead, four essential summer beauty swaps.
Gel cleansers are better at removing sweat and oil than their creamy counterparts, making them ideal for the summer months. Choose a gentle, foaming formula that cuts through excess sebum without over drying, like Youth to the People’s Age Prevention Cleanser. We love this superfood-enriched formula because it’s all-natural, antioxidant-rich, and removes stubborn waterproof makeup with ease. Score!
Ditch: Heavy, warm, woodsy fragrances
Swap it for: Something fresh
We recommend: Kai Rose Perfume Oil
A flirty, fresh fragrance just feels right for summer, doesn’t it? Swap your warm, winter scents for something with notes of citrus, fruit, or florals. Our top pick: Kai Rose Perfume Oil, a deliciously crisp mix of white exotics and rose absolute.
Ditch: Thick day/night cream
Swap for: Something light and breathable
Our pick: Argentum la potion infinie
When it’s hot outside, coating your face in thick, sticky cream sounds…uncomfortable. It’s time to switch to the lightest moisturizer possible. Enter la potion infinie: an intensely hydrating, restorative cream that won’t weigh you down. The formula feels light and airy to the touch and dries to a soft, matte, oil-free finish.
Okay, so sweat isn’t the sexiest part of summer weather, but it is a reality. When temperatures start to soar, make sure you pop this dry shampoo from R+Co in your purse. Not only does the spray sop up grease and oil, it adds a nice, beachy texture to hair that’s perfect for summer. And since sun, salt and chlorine dry out your strands, it helps your hair retain moisture by staving off frequent shampoos.
Add: A facial mist
Our pick: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
Nothing zaps our skin’s hydration levels faster than the scorching summer sun. That’s why come June, we’re never far from our facial mists. Not only do they deliver an instant dose of hydration, but they boast some major complexion-boosting benefits, too. Our current fave? Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist. It’s packed with marshmallow and glycerin to prevent moisture loss, and leaves our skin feeling petal-soft. Oh, and did we mention the smell? It’s like stepping into an English rose garden.