Summer’s around the corner and we’re so ready for it – but wait. Ugh – gross, greasy, oily skin. Nobody wants that. Your skin feels pasted onto your car seats, your hair clings to your face for dear life, everything feels glued to everything else until you’re seriously considering never leaving the cool, crisp air-conditioned inside of your apartment ever again.

While there’s not much you can do about the temperature itself, you can exert at least some control over the heat factor with a daytime summer routine matched to your skin type. Take our skin assessment test to help you figure out what your skin needs, and keep reading for our advice on how to update your skincare ritual for the season!

Oily and Combination

Those of us with oily or combination skin don’t have to hate the heat. With just the right products, we can alleviate dreaded stickiness and enjoy lounging poolside in comfort and style. For a great summer daytime cleanser, you can’t go wrong with the two-in-one formula of our Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse. Next up, exfoliate while tightening pores with our Light Controlling Lotion.

Our creamy Pore Cleansing Clay Mask is a great mid-ritual mask to hydrate your skin for the hot day ahead. Next, indulge in the cooling, brightening, and de-puffing effects of the Antioxidant Complex for Eyes for your under-eye area. And we can’t forget the SPF protection – for oily and combination skin, go with our Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15 as the formula is more lightweight.

Sensitive and Dry

Struggle with sensitive skin? Does your face feel like the Sahara? Keep it lightweight yet hydrating by starting with a gentle cleanser like our Hydra-Therapy Foaming Cleanse. Follow that with a hydrating toner like our Hydraphel Skin Supplement, which contains comfrey root to soothe sensitive or irritated skin while supporting cell repair and renewal.

Take moisture to the next level with our Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum, then treat your under-eye area with our Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream. Top it off with the mattifying yet moisturizing power of our new Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, and last but not least, protect your skin from the sun with a healthy layer of Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 – phew!

Dull and Aging

Dull skin needn't have a dull outlook! Brighten things up this summer with a skincare ritual that is majorly composed of our White Marble collection for its brightening effects. The double-cleanse is always the first step: in this case, we recommend the White Marble Cleansing Bar and its complementary White Marble Cleansing Oil. Treat that under-eye area with the Antioxidant Complex for Eyes, which revitalizes and restores the delicate skin around your eyes for a youthful appearance.

Naturally, the next step is a brightening serum like our White Marble Radiance Emulsion; it absorbs quickly to target dark spots at the skin’s surface. Put the finishing touches on your daytime ritual with the Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 – don’t forget to re-apply throughout the day for maximum SPF benefits!

No matter what your skin type is, our new Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream’s silky matte finish is another moisturizing option for the ideal summertime skin sensation. Layer it with your favorite SPF product on top and relaxing at the beach, park, or on your rooftop patio will be all the sweeter!