There’s usually a skincare swap-out between seasons to address how increasing temperatures effect our skin. Sudden heat can cause different reactions in skin, such as inflammation, irritation or excess sebum production. That being said, it’s important to remember to hydrate skin even if it’s hot out, because dehydrated skin is no one’s friend!
We asked our expert beauty panel what their hot weather skincare hero product is to keep their skin in mint condition, rain or shine. Let us know what you think of their picks, and please feel free to share yours in the comment section too!Keep scrolling to discover our each of our expert’s summer skincare picks!
Vichy Thermal Spa Water, $14
Arianne Velasquez, Blogger at Glitter Geek
“A one-second mist or two of this refreshing spa water is heavenly if you sweat profusely like me (hello, so sexy!). It instantly cools me down and gets rid of red, irritated skin. Tip: I like to spray it in front of a blasting electric fan for extra cooling power.”
Available at drugstores.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, $34
Dee Thompson, Blogger at Liner Glitter Gloss
“While I’m spending more time outside in the sunshine, I like to make sure that my skin is properly protected. This lotion is so lightweight that I can’t tell I have anything on and SPF 50 gives me the protection I need for my fair skin to defend itself against UV damage.”
Available online at dermstore.com.
Dior Diorsnow White Reveal Extreme Cooling Gel Mask, $100
Christa Potter, Blogger at Perilously Pale
“With my fair skin I don’t deal well with the summer heat. This face mask is infused with Icelandic glacial water that lowers skin temperature by 4°C for a fresh, cooling effect while plumping and moisturizing. It also helps reduce melanin production to maintain a bright complexion after sun exposure.”
Available online at macys.com.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer, $36
Rica Leung, Blogger at The Office Chic
“Sometimes a long-wearing foundation just doesn’t cut it, especially when it’s super hot outside. This primer definitely helps to prolong my makeup wear time while keeping me from looking like a grease ball. I also apply it on its own through my t-zone on no-makeup days to keep the excess sebum at bay.”
Available at Sephora and online at sephora.com.
Chanel UV Essentiel SPF 50, $55
Poonam Kaur Billing, Managing Editor at Beautezine
“This sunscreen has been my skin saviour for nearly a decade now since I wear it as a primer under makeup virtually daily. It’s extremely lightweight, oil-free and dries down to a matte finish so it doesn’t interfere with makeup application or wear at all. Fighting off photo-aging and hyperpigmentation are also pretty killer benefits of this sunscreen!”
Available online at nordstrom.com.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O, $19.95 (500mL)
Jessica Desjardins, Creative Director at Beautezine
“It should come at no surprise that I chose this cult classic cleansing water. I use it year-round, but it’s particularly handy in the summer for a quick sweep ‘n refresh after a day at the beach, after playing sports or just after a day in the hot sun. It removes makeup, dirt, sweat, oil and debris, so you feel totally clean while staying gentle on the skin.”
Available online at beautylish.com.