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Best Summer Skincare Products For Every Skin Type

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Kate MurphyGuest Blogger
June 16, 2016 · 1.9k Views

Summer is the time to take extra care of your skin. Sun damage, redness, and breakouts are some of the skin problems that occur as temps rise. Sunscreen is just one of the many products you should be using right now. Follow this summer skincare guide to keep your complexion healthy and glowing all season long.

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Dirt and bacteria stick to skin during the hot and humid months. This results in breakouts, redness, and irritation. Maintain a thorough cleansing regime and you can look forward to clear and healthy skin in the months to come.

1. Dry Skin

Dry skin sufferers have a mistaken idea that skipping a wash here or there will stave off a flakey complexion. Daily cleansing is necessary in order to remove makeup and grime. Reach for a product that is gentle and will not dry your skin out. Try Algenist’s Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser. Its lather deeply cleanses without causing irritation. Your skin will also benefit from the alguronic acid, an antiaging ingredient.

2. Normal or Combination Skin

You are in search of cleanser that gets the job done without over drying or causing irritation. Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract goes beyond basics. A cleanser and toner in one, this product removes makeup, embedded impurities, and dead surface cells without disrupting your skin’s natural moisture balance. Your face will look and feel like it just received spa treatment.

3. Oily Skin

People with oily skin know all too well that the rule “Don’ ever go to bed without washing your face” should never be broken. You want a cleanser that wipes out oil and works to prevent shine in the days to come. Try Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. Salicylic acid fights oil and breakouts. And you’ll look forward to the fresh citrus scent in the morning.



Moisturizer is a skincare mainstay. It is especially important during summer when skin is constantly being exposed to air conditioning, UV rays, and heat. These factors irritate and affect each skin type differently. Check out these products to see which one is best for you.

1. Dry Skin

Anyone with dry skin knows the benefits of a good moisturizer. Without a healthy dose, your complexion becomes flaky and tight. This is because your skin’s barrier layer does not absorb natural oils and moisture well. For summer, look for a cream that offers intense hydration without feeling heavy. Try Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 18. It moisturizes, protects from UV rays, and has anti-aging ingredients. If your skin is still thirsty, add an oil like Drunk Elephants’ Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.

2. Normal or Combination Skin

You skin is fairly cooperative with the occasional breakout and oily t-zone. A moisturizer that hydrates while working to balance skin is your best choice for summer. Try Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Sunscreen by Lancôme. This vitamin rich cream absorbs quickly and leaves your complexion looking healthy and smooth.

3. Oily Skin

Rising temps and oily skin go hand-in-hand. This doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors all summer. To avoid a slick complexion, look for a moisturizer that is oil-free and lightweight like Boscia’s Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15. This multitasker controls shine, refines pores, moisturizes, and fights signs of aging.



Even if your moisturizer has SPF, you’ll want to include a good sunscreen in this summer’s beauty arsenal. Added coverage protects from sun damage and skin cancer so you can enjoy the bright days ahead, worry free.

1. Dry Skin

A moisturizing sunscreen will give dry skin an extra boost of hydration. Try Coola’s Classic Face SPF30 Unscented, an organic sun care product that also delivers antiaging benefits. It is lightweight and absorbs into skin, leaving your face feeling soft and moisturized.

2. Normal and Combination Skin

Sunscreen tends to feel heavy and cause breakouts for normal and combination skin types. You will want a product that fully absorbs and doesn’t clog pores. Try Neutrogena’s Clear Face Liquid Lotion SPF 30. It can be found on drugstore shelves, but works just as well as more expensive products. This liquid lotion has a water-light texture, which allows skin to breath.

3. Oily Skin

The last thing you want to do is slather a layer of greasy sunscreen on your skin. But sun protection is crucial during the summer. You will want to look for a product that is oil free and lightweight. Try Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum 40 SPF. Its weightless formula protects from sun and pollutants while offering antioxidant power.


Summer is here. Rather than worrying about your skin, you should be enjoying beach days and backyard barbecues. Use this guide to help choose the best products for your skin type and you’ll have a fresh, glowing complexion all summer long.


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Kate Murphy is a native of Pennsylvania. After receiving a degree in art history, she moved to New York City to test the waters. She enjoys writing about art, culture, fashion, design, and travel. In addition to writing, Kate works with artists, leads, street art tours, and moonlights as an illustrator.

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