7 skin care essentials to own this summer
Summer is just around the corner and for most people that means more time spent outdoors, more sunshine and the occasional pool or beach session. Our skin often has different needs in the summer due to the change in temperature, increased sun exposure and other elements that can affect our skin. There are many helpful products in the skin care market that can help your skin look its best in the summer. Here’s how to get glowing, healthy-looking skin with seven products.
1. Micellar Water
Summer is a great time to socialize — it’s warm, the days are long and there are so many fun outdoor activities to partake in. As your social calendar becomes fuller in the summer months you may want to scale back on a lengthy routine and opt for something simpler. An easy way to shortcut your daily cleansing ritual is by using micellar water which can remove all traces of your make up from your eyes, skin and lips quickly and gently. Its formula has a light consistency and works with all skin types. The micelles in the formula act like a magnet, capturing and lifting off dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing. It’s the best cleanser for clean, hydrated, and refreshed skin without over-drying. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser to refresh and cleanse your skin.
2. Skin Mist
When days get super hot your complexion can use the occasional refresh. An easy way to boost hydration, refresh any caked make up or to cool off in the heat is by using a skin mist. A few spritzes can wake up tired skin and make your skin look bright. Look for mists with soothing formulas infused with ingredients such as aloe vera or lavender oil . Fun fact: micellar water also makes a great skin mist.
3. SPF Moisturizer
For many people, sun exposure increases in the summer and while you should be wearing SPF every single day (yes, even when it’s cloudy or rainy) you could up the ante in the summer. A broad spectrum SPF moisturizer with a high factor and formulated with antioxidants is perfect for your skin – it helps beautify your complexion while protecting it. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 which has a fast- absorbing, non-greasy formula that helps reduce the look of visible sun-damage, revealing radiant, more even-toned, younger-looking skin. Its formula also has an antioxidant complex of Vitamin C and E, and gently exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxy Acid (LHA) to protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damage.
4. Dark Spot Corrector
With increased sun exposure and failure to protect oneself comes the possibility of dark spots. If you notice dark spots on your skin and you want to fade their appearance Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Overnight Peel can help. The formula refines skin texture, can help smooth skin tone and reduces the look of dark spots. Its formula contains glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C which can help brighten the appearance of your skin and fade the appearance of dark spots.
5. Sleeping Cream
In the summer months your skin can get dry for a variety of reasons: sun exposure, chlorine from pools and hot temperatures. Give your skin an extra surge of moisture by using an intensely hydrating sleeping cream or overnight mask. Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream combines the deeply hydrating power of a mask with the light feel of a lotion. Its formula is infused with lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids, and when applied to your skin the cream renews, firms and even reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Use it this summer when your skin feels extra parched.
6. Eye Roller
Did you wake up with puffy eyes or dark circles around your eye sockets? Don’t despair, you can easily tighten up and refresh the area with the help of an eye roller. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller helps awaken this delicate area. Once applied, puffiness can appear diminished and your eyes will look hydrated and energized.
7. Blackhead Scrub
Make sure to renew and refresh your skin by getting rid of any dead surface skin cells. A great way to do this is by using an antioxidant-formulated scrub that can revitalize your skin. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub is a gel exfoliator that deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smoothes skin. Its formula contains charcoal and draws out blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities from skin’s surface. Use this product when your complexion looks like it needs a refresh.