Summer is almost officially here, and rising temperatures and humid conditions mean that women everywhere may have to update their skin care routines. Dry winter skin can turn into oily summer skin within a short period of time, so we’ve found some of the best products for problematic skin during June, July and August.
1. Arcona Triad Pads, $35
These cotton pads cleanse, tone and hydrate using cranberry, which leaves behind protective antioxidants to guard from the harsh sun. The convenient packaging is perfect for the office, beach bag, gym locker or purse.
2. Elemental Herbology Oil Control Starter Kit, $72
This mini-kit comes packed with travel-size products, including a cleanser, ultra-light moisturizer, purifying face mask, radiance face peel and cleansing cloths. Ingredients like tea tree oil, manuka honey, rosemary, orange peel, papaya and tangerine help control oil production without harsh, drying ingredients.
3. Bioelements Oil Control Mattifier, $36
Piling on mattifying powder in the summer can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Bioelements’ mattifier is a lightweight cream that uses saw palmetto, sesame seed, thyme and Chinese peony to leave skin with a lightweight matte finish. It also minimizes pores.
4. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, $52
Makeup should be minimal when temperatures get sticky, but for those who refuse to go without primer, this lightweight formula is best for summer. Its milky, liquid texture feels smooth going on, and it won’t make foundation feel heavy.
5. Orogold 24K DMAE Lifting & Firming Cream, $298
This facial moisturizer may feel thick, but it blends into the skin seamlessly, imparting vitamins C and E and reversing sun damage. Its lack of SPF makes it ideal to use before bed, leaving parched, sun-weathered skin feeling nourished.