Skincare Essentials for Summer 2018

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As we’re just one step away from summer and all the beauties it brings, we simply have to let you know that a good skincare routine that works perfectly for your skin type is of the utmost importance. However, you don’t have to worry at all if you aren’t really familiar with the properties of particular products, because we’re here to help you out. Here are four unavoidable skincare essentials you simply have to have this summer, so check them out and enjoy!

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A nice, gentle scrub is an absolute must…

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The first and one of the most important steps when it comes to your summer skincare routine is exfoliation. As you may or may not know, your body sheds dead skin cells at an unbelievable rate on a daily basis, and if you don’t get rid of them, they’ll just sit at the top of your skin, making it appear dull and lifeless. It will remain like that even when you apply the most hydrating moisturizer in the world, so make sure to use a gentle scrub in the first place and remove those dead cells from the surface of your skin. Gently rub it in circular movements on your entire body, and repeat the process two to three times a week for the best results and a beautiful, smooth skin.

 

… As well as a good facial cleanser

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Speaking of your face, you should know that the combination of dirt, sweat, and makeup residue can be quite devastating during hot summer months, as these are highly likely to cause a breakout or an irritation which is the last thing you need. Speaking of ladies with oily skin, they should definitely skip those creamy, hydrating cleansers as these won’t do much for them. They should opt for a cleanser with a de-greasing effect instead, which is particularly important at night when they’re left with a day’s worth of build-up. On the other hand, if your skin is quite dry, you should definitely take such creamy cleansers into consideration since these will both cleanse and hydrate your skin at the same time.

 

Quality self-tanning products for a beautiful, sun-kissed skin

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If you’ve always been one of those women who simply adore their tanned, sun-kissed skin no matter the season, you should definitely choose quality self-tanning products that will work for your skin type. There are a lot of different formulas on the market these days, from a regular lotion and spray to dry oil and mousse, and all you have to do is to give all of them a try in order to find the most suitable one. You should also bear in mind that the best fake tan products won’t leave any streaks, stains, and build-up. However, you don’t have to worry if you still manage to mess it up because there are amazing fake tan removers, too. Just follow the instructions and you won’t need these!

 

Don’t skip sunscreen under any circumstances

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Last but not least, sunscreen is undoubtedly one of the most important skincare products that should be used throughout the whole year and not just during summer (even though a lot of people use it only then). Apart from protecting your skin from the harmful sun rays, preventing sunburns, and lowering your risk of getting skin cancer, sunscreen is also extremely important as it prevents premature aging which is often caused by the sun. Of course, you should make sure to throw away last year’s bottle of sunscreen and get a new one that has both UVA and UVB protection. It’s also good to know that sunscreen comes with an SPF that usually ranges from 20 to 50, but it can actually range from as low as 2 to as high as 100. Don’t forget to reapply it every 1-2 hours in the sun, and you’ll be able to stay safe and sound while enjoying your summer days to the max.

 

Each of these four products is absolutely essential when it comes to your summer skincare routine, so be sure to have all of them in your medicine cabinet this year, without exceptions. Once you get all of them, you’ll learn that products which work for your skin type aren’t a luxury, but a bare necessity, which is exactly when you’ll understand the importance of a proper skincare routine that can do wonders for your skin this summer!

About the author:

Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.

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