It's finally officially summer, and chances are your pores are already clogged, thanks to days spent sweating in the heat, or those few nights when you accidentally went to bed without washing your face. Deep-clean your skin with decongesting treatments that will penetrate pores and give your sun-kissed face its glow back.
Incorporate an oil-fighting cleanser into your regular mix if you haven't already—this one strips irritants with the help of yucca root extract, and treats with soothing chamomile.
Heal blemishes with the powers of willow bark, tea tree oil, and juniper oil. Just dab a bit of this formula on individual spots post-cleanse.
This mask, which should be used a couple of times a week, is loaded with ingredients such as French green clay, grape stem cells, kombucha, and seaweed that gently extract impurities from the skin.
Charcoal is commonly found in detoxifying formulas—in this Dr. Jart+ item, the ingredient works with spearmint to purify and tighten pores. Apply this sheet mask to your skin while you decide which vacation photos to Instagram.
Throughout the day, blot off excess oil with these thin sheets that include black bamboo charcoal (yes, that again) to absorb oil and refresh skin.
Summer is also a time when skin can lose its natural oils and become dull. That means you may suffer from dark, puffy eyes (#nosleeptilletc), dehydrated skin, and redness. Treat skin with calming ingredients that will moisturize and restore suppleness.
Caffeine and antioxidants work together to deflate and revive bloated and dull skin. Rub this cooling formula under your eyes in the morning and at night.
After using an exfoliating mask, regain lost moisture with oatmeal and bananas. (Pro tip: store this mask in the refrigerator for a cool, extra-calming experience.)
This Korean beauty favorite is made with maple-tree sap and fructan (which is found in garlic, onions, and artichokes) to keep skin fresh and hydrated. Apply with your hands or a cotton swab at night.
Tarte's gel moisturizer is light enough to wear day and night, but it's ultra-hydrating, so you won't have to layer it with another cream or lotion.
Once your skin has been repaired after an eventful summer, you should incorporate new products into your regimen that will help to protect it from future damage.
Be sure to use a moisturizer with SPF that provides broad spectrum (meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays) coverage. This should go on every single day, of course!
A serum rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants is perfect for keeping signs of aging at bay—it also invigorates skin, making it appear bright and fresh. Apply this in the morning and you'll glow all day long.
Help your skin regenerate overnight by applying a night balm, like Farmacy's, which hydrates and replenishes nutrients via the antioxidant-rich acmella herb and sunflower oil.
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