Summer Skincare FAQ: Top Skincare Tips & Must-Have K-Beauty
Summer Skincare FAQ: Top Skincare Tips & Must-Have K-Beauty
Welcome to our summer skincare blog, where we're diving into the most frequently asked questions about skincare during the summer months. With the sun shining brightly and temperatures rising, adjusting your skincare routine is crucial to protect and nourish your skin. In this ultimate guide, we'll address common concerns and provide useful tips to help you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion all summer. Get ready to discover some incredible Korean beauty items that are perfect for the summer season!
Common questions about summer skincare
How often should I apply sunscreen during the summer?
It is recommended to apply sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days. Apply sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure to allow it to absorb into the skin properly. Reapply every two hours, especially if you're swimming or sweating, as sunscreen can wear off or become less effective.
Should I use a different moisturiser in the summer?
In the summer, you may want to switch to a lighter moisturiser that is oil-free or water-based. These types of moisturisers are less likely to clog pores or feel heavy on the skin in hot and humid weather. Look for moisturisers that provide hydration without adding excess oil.
Can I skip moisturiser if my skin feels oily in the summer?
No, it's important to moisturise even if your skin feels oily in the summer. Skipping moisturiser can actually lead to your skin producing more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration, potentially causing more oiliness and breakouts. Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser that suits your skin type to keep your skin balanced and hydrated.
How can I soothe sunburned skin?
If you get sunburned, there are a few ways to soothe your skin. Apply aloe vera gel or a soothing moisturiser to help calm the skin and alleviate redness and discomfort. Take cool baths or use cool compresses to provide relief. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your body from the inside out. Avoid further sun exposure until your skin has fully healed.
Are there any specific ingredients I should look for in summer skincare products?
In summer skincare products, you may want to look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or aloe vera, which provide hydration and help soothe sun-exposed skin. Additionally, antioxidants like vitamin C or green tea extract can help protect your skin from environmental damage. Always choose products that are suitable for your skin type and concerns.
Let’s explore a curated selection of must-have Korean beauty items specifically tailored for your summer skincare routine!
Apply sunscreen with a high SPF (at least 30) every day, even on cloudy days. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply every two hours, especially if you're swimming or sweating.
With its Silica formulation, this product effectively regulates natural oils and sebum production, which makes it great for summer skincare! It's perfect for quick touch-ups throughout the day, even over makeup.
Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser that suits your skin type. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which help to attract and retain moisture in the skin.
- Dry skin
Try: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Cream (65ml) - £21.00
An all-in-one moisturiser infused with 65% Black Bee Propolis Complex, renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal benefits to attain radiant and blemish-free skin. The texture is lightweight but hydrating and also perfect for acne-prone skin.
- Oily skin
Try: BEAUTY OF JOSEON Red Bean Water Gel (100ml) - £16.50
Ideal for oily skin types, this lightweight gel-type cream effectively regulates sebum and oils, restoring moisture balance and ensuring quick absorption for perfectly hydrated skin. The formula is perfect for nourishing and rejuvenating the complexion and boosting its firmness.
- Combination skin
Try: DR CEURACLE Vegan Kombucha Tea Gel Cream (75ml) - £32.00
Experience the nourishing and ultra-moisturizing benefits of this cream, enriched with Dr Ceuracle's signature Vegan Tea Complex, featuring a high concentration (78%). The formula detoxifies, purifies, and restores balance to the skin as well as boosts overall suppleness.
- Sensitive skin
Try: GOODAL Vegan Rice Milk Moisturising Cream (70ml) - £21.00
Enriched with Rice Extract and Soymilk, this cream provides deep, 24-hour hydration, effectively soothing and nourishing the skin. This extremely gentle formula is perfect for sensitive skin types and sunburned skin after sun exposure!
Mists offer a convenient on-the-go solution to combat skin dehydration caused by the hot weather and can leave the skin refreshed and revitalised. While they provide instant hydration, they also can enhance the absorption of other skincare products.
Try: NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Revival Mist (100ml) - £19.95
Inspired by NACIFC's best-selling Fresh Herb Origin Serum, this expertly crafted mist nourishes, brightens and hydrates your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalised in seconds! It protects the skin from external aggressors such as pollution and other irritations.
Hydrating face masks
Use hydrating face masks once or twice a week to replenish moisture and soothe sun-exposed skin. For sheet masks, don’t forget to pat excess essence into the skin to aid absorption.
Try: ETUDE HOUSE 0.2 Therapy Air Mask Hyaluronic Acid - £2.20
Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, this mask delivers deep, long-lasting hydration to the skin by attracting and binding water to skin cells, ensuring intense moisture throughout all layers of the skin. It instantly plumps the skin and gives a fresh feeling!
Apply a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from the sun's damaging rays. Reapply regularly, especially after eating or drinking.
Nourish and moisturise your lips with a naturally tinted, hydrating lipstick that imparts a flawless, natural look with a subtle reddish hue. Infused with Tone Up Pearl, it brightens your lips while providing SPF 20 PA++ protection against sun damage.