We lay there in the heart of summer dressed in our best swimsuit enjoying the sun and warm weather, still thankful that another winter has come and gone away. Bright pops of color happily replaced the dark hues of autumn and winter in our makeup looks, interchangeable with this season. Nonetheless, in regards to skincare, there is one product we need to incorporate into our daily skincare routine no matter the month of the year – moisturizers.
During winter, when our skin tends to look dull and dry using the correct moisturizer seems like a no-brainer however it’s not the case in summer. People tend to forget the importance of moisturizing as soon as the season changes, big mistake! The constant exposure to the sun and dehydration are only two reasons to make you think twice about your skin’s health. The misguided decision to avoid using this product out of fear of looking greasy due to the heat can only have negative impacts on your skin.
With no further ado, here is a list of the top 5 moisturizers from Mira Beauty that we know you are going to love during this odd summer season of Covid-19.
A Summer Moisturizer for Dry Skin
If you have dry skin you need to turn to options that don’t contain alcohol or fragrances which will most definitely make your skin look and feel even drier. Instead, look for ingredients known for their soothing properties like aloe vera, Vitamin B, and hyaluronic acid. Take note of the fact that the harsh sun rays combined with increased sweating can remove your skin’s natural oils, certain moisturizers for dry skin can help seal the moisture which is lost due to sweating.
Our product recommendation: The Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer by Vishy
A Summer Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Having sensitive skin seems like a constant battle with redness and itchiness. When it comes to skincare no one wants to go through dozens of trials and errors. What causes someone’s sensitivity is a hard question and the answers may vary from one person to another. Inflammation, caused by the outer skin layer being damaged, is the one common thing. Fortunately, there are moisturizers for sensitive skin with many benefits apart from hydration. So what can you do to prevent irritation? Stay away from any products that contain fragrances, instead put your trust in anti-inflammatory ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, thermal water, B vitamins.
Our product recommendation: Calm Water Gel by Dermalogica
A Summer Moisturizer for Oily Skin
When it comes to oily skin, a lightweight product instead of a heavy creamy will work miracles. Likewise, you’ll need to double-check if the lotion is made for your specific skin type with light yet effective ingredients that will hydrate your skin without making it produce more sebum. Avoid clogged pores by using formulas based on hyaluronic acid, known for its hydrating and soothing properties. Look up moisturizers for oily skin made to prevent the production of extra oils and grease.
Our product recommendation: Water cream by Tatcha
A Summer Moisturizer for Combination Skin
Do you have certain areas where your skin feels dry and dull but also oily in others? Combination skin needs lightweight, sheer products that do not “sit” on the skin, not grease but very hydrating non the less. The best moisturizers for combination skin will help you balance the oily areas and hydrate all dry spots.
Our product recommendation: Confidence in Gel Lotion Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics
A Summer Moisturizer for Mature Skin
Let’s face it, moisturizers that work great in your 20s might not be for you by the time you hit your 50s. As years pass by your skin produces fewer oils, collagen, and elastic. What is the best regiment? Turn to moisturizers for mature skin that can offer you all the hydration your skin needs while thickening the dermis and are not harsh. Look for ingredients such as wrinkle-fighting retinol and glycerin that protect the skin barrier and can be applied all year round.
Our product recommendation: Featherweight Moisturizer with SPF 15 by Olay
All-and-all, your skin responds to the outside weather, pollution, and hormonal changes in different ways that are unique to you and no one else. Especially during the summer when the warm climate along with our desperate need to stay in cool spaces – with the air conditioning running can cause our skin to dry up even more. While we understand that having fun and being carefree is what you truly need right now – you should not neglect to have a solid skincare routine that utilizes a great moisturizer that is best for you.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.