You have summer skincare needs, we have summer skincare answers. To help you combat the issues that can come up during the hottest season of the year, we’ve compiled the Summer Skin Bible. From sunburnt to dried out, we’ve covered all the possible scenarios your skin might come up against this summer – and the perfect solution for each one.

Sunburnt and Peeling Skin
You were in such a hurry to get outside that you forgot to grab sunblock. “I’ll be fine,” you think. Next thing you know, a few hours have passed and you’re red as a tomato. Peeling skin is in your near future.


Whether you forgot to reapply your SPF or to use it at all, there’s one thing you can always count on relieve and heal your sunburn: moisture, moisture, and more moisture!


If you’re prone to dry skin to begin with, considering adding our Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm to your skincare ritual during the summer. The nourishing blend of botanical oils and bio-actives will leave your skin feeling super soothed and deeply moisturized.


For intense moisture therapy all night, follow your nighttime cleanse with our weightless Hydra-Therapy Sleep Mask. If you have more time to spare or want to feel extra luxurious, our Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment hydrates and re-energizes like none other.

 

Uneven Skin Tone
This can be a year-round skin concern, but summer sun is likely to exacerbate it. If you find yourself dealing with dark spots on your skin due to sun exposure, our entire White Marble collection was designed to help you.


But if you only add one treatment to your summer ritual, make it our White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel. It’s packed with Vitamin C to reduce the appearance of dark spots and carrot seed oil to help diminish the appearance of age spots and sun damage.


For natural brightening and hydrating around the eyes, apply our Antioxidant Complex for Eyes. With the help of Mulberry Extract, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin C, this gel brightens dark circles while cleansing and conditioning the skin.

 

Oily Skin
File under one of the most annoying things about the summer: melting makeup. It’s a sunny day and you’re feeling great. When you step outside, the last thing you want is for your carefully applied makeup to turn into a shiny mess.


When oily skin gets worse in the summer, there’s a tendency to overwash and under moisturize. But washing more than twice a day and skipping the moisturizer, paired with humid weather and oily makeup, can actually cause oily skin problems to worsen.


One way to regulate your skin’s oil production and leave your pores looking tighter is with our Light Controlling Lotion. Another great addition to your summer ritual is our Pore Cleansing Clay Mask, which absorbs plenty of oil in the 10-15 minutes you have it on.


But perhaps most relevant to your makeup-meets-oily-skin dilemma is our Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream. Designed to quench dryness and create a matte finish, it deeply hydrates while quickly absorbing into skin. Use it underneath your foundation as a hydrating yet mattifying primer to help keep your make-up on all day long.

 

Pre-Protection
We might talk about SPF kind of a lot, but that’s just because it’s so important for healthy, radiant skin. UVA and UVB rays from the sun are kind of like invisible attackers, harming your skin without you even realizing it.


For a lightweight option, we always recommend our Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15, which contains broad spectrum sun protectors to help skin stay healthy and shielded from UV rays. Take it up a notch with our Firmarine SPF 30; it moisturizes and firms your skin all while protecting it from harmful rays.


No matter what kind of SPF you’re wearing, though – don’t forget to reapply every two hours. And more often if you’re swimming or sweating!

 

Breakouts/Clogged Pores
It’s been a long day and you’ve rationalized that it’s okay to skip your nighttime ritual just this once. You pass out with all your makeup still on. You wake up and your face is one big breakout. Nope. That was decidedly not okay.


Breakouts and clogged pores can result from a buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, product, and an excess of the natural oils your skin produces, all of which can be aggravated in the summer. No matter what caused the breakout, if you don’t detox your skin afterwards, it will be left dull, irritated, and prone to even more breakouts. Detoxifying skin will improve its overall firmness, appearance, and health.


Our favorite method is double cleansing with our Sea Mud Cleansing Bar and Detoxifying Cleansing Oil, our original combination and cult classic. This duo pairs the power of Dead Sea Mud with charcoal and sea water to draw out impurities.


If you’d rather get the job done in one step than two, our Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse is a magnet-like cleanser, using black charcoal to draw out toxins while a Kale Protein Blend combines mega-nutrients to replenish your skin.


After cleansing, immediately follow with our Light Controlling Lotion. Its highly effective exfoliation that will leave your pores looking tighter than ever!

 

Dry Skin From Chlorine or Salt Water
You love hanging out in the pool with your best friends and a bottle of rosé, but you hate the way your skin feels afterward. Chlorine or salt water can indeed leave your skin feeling dry, tight, and itchy because it’s stripped of its natural protective layer of sebum.


With all the hydration options out there, your skin won’t have to suffer long. Try our Phelityl Cleansing Bar, formulated with the complexion-balancing powers of fatty acids.


If your eye area is feeling extra dry, our Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream can provide intense hydration and a refreshing sensation.


Take hydration to the next level with our Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum. This oil-serum hybrid dissolves into your skin to attract, retain, and protect moisture – perfect for that unpleasant post-pool dryness.


Last but not least, if you plan to stay in the sun, don’t skimp on our vitamin-rich Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15; you know the SPF layer is a must during the summer.

 

Come summertime, everyone is excited to spend all weekend at the beach, but not so excited about what it might do to our skin. Sun exposure and time spent in the water can intensify virtually every skin concern. But no matter what yours may be, don’t sweat it – we have solutions for them all! It’s never been easier to keep your skin detoxified and hydrated, no matter what the day brings.