Like how we dress differently for each season, our skincare routine should reflect the changes for each season. As you spend more time outside or at the pool, you’re exposed to heat, the sun, and chlorine which can make your dry skin feel like a cracking desert. On top of that, excess sun exposure can increase the chances of getting sunburnt if your skin is not protected. You also might experience unpleasant stiffness and tightness to your skin, irritation, or itching. Overall, it’s not the best sensation.

If you’re at a loss on what to try for this summer, we’ll talk you through some invest-worthy and effective products Rowena has been enjoying lately and give you some highlights, benefits, and some key ingredients. 

1. Cleansing

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Wash

Rowena loves using the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Wash as the second step of her cleansing routine. Unlike regular soap cleaners that can dry up your skin by throwing off its pH balance, the CeraVe cleanser is made with hydrating ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It also has a unique lotion-like texture that helps to lock moisture in the skin. It gently cleanses the skin while leaving your skin feeling super hydrated while leaving a healthy and shiny glow.

2. Facial Steamer

Aera Facial Steamer

When your skin feels congested and clogged, and you just want to let the gunk come out a little quicker, a facial steamer might be something you would like to try!

Besides providing moisture to your dry skin, the warm steam helps to open up the pores and loosen any debris. This helps products you use afterward to seep into the pores better. The steamer resembles a facial at home and is a great addition to your self-care and skincare routines.

3. Toner

Dr. Wu Glutathione Whitening Toner

If you haven’t heard of it yet, Dr. Wu is a popular Taiwanese skincare brand that’s making its presence in the United States. Rowena loves the Glutathione Whitening Toner because of its serum-like and bouncy texture and extra hydrating properties that give her dry skin the relief it craves. The key whitening ingredient Glutathione just makes Ro’s skin bright like a diamond!

4. Serum

Applying serums after cleansing and toning helps deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin because it is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. Just as what Ro and Fel enjoy doing, you can have fun cocktail-ing serums by layering different ones that target different skin concerns.

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence Serum

The highlight of this Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence Serum is a unique blend of 8 types of hyaluronic acid, from small, medium to large molecular sizes. The molecular sizes indicate how deeply the ingredient can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Since it contains hyaluronic acid in three different sizes, you can feel rest assured that the serum is working to deliver ultimate hydration to the skin.

Dr. Wu Intensive Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Rowena has also been loving Dr. Wu’s Intensive Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. The sodium hyaluronic helps lock moisture into the skin and forms a tight and invisible layer on the skin surface. This helps to reduce water loss and create softer and smoother skin. Its lightweight, buttery texture also makes it easier to absorb into the skin.

Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier

When the weather gets hot and humid, Rowena notices that her occasional oily T-zone and clogged pores are out of control. That’s when the two major ingredients of Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier come to the rescue! Salicylic acid is a BHA that can reach the deeper areas of your pores and clean out the oil and sebum, while white tea is rich in antioxidants and helps calm the skin.

5. Face Oil/ Mist

Go-To Face Hero

This Go-To Face Hero face oil has a blend of ten oils, including almond oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, brazil nut oil, apricot kernel oil, evening primrose oil, buriti oil, and rosehip oil. They are super rich in antioxidants, deeply hydrating, and help with uneven skin tone and dark spots.

Did you know that rosehip oil contains retinoic acid, which is a form of vitamin A that promotes cell regeneration and increases cell turnover? If you’re looking for ways to get rid of your hyperpigmentation while providing moisture to your skin, this face oil is definitely worth a try!

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist

What else smells like summer more than watermelon? Rowena loves using Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist to keep her skin hydrated throughout the day. It’s multifunctional so you can use the mist as a toner, a hydrating refresher, or a makeup-setting spray, depending on what you’re feeling.

It has a fog-like fine mist that gently settles onto your skin and literally smells like putting your face into a watermelon. As an added bonus, watermelon is a great ingredient for hydrating skin and leave it feeling plump and fresh. Yum!

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