A common skincare question is, “Should I switch up my skincare routine along with the changing seasons and weather?” The answer is a big, resounding yes. The change in weather means a change in the way the elements would affect your skin, and you should always be armed with the right products to keep your skin on its A game.

 

A Guide To Your Summer Night-Time Routine

Cleanse

Summer means humidity and more face sweat and oils than you are used to having. It is important to always cleanse your skin properly at the end of the day, even if you didn’t wear makeup. Using the right cleanser would help to remove dirt, oils and other properties that could clog your pores or give you a skin issue. It also helps to remove all traces of the sunscreen you’ve been wearing (hopefully) through the day.

MIK Recommendation: [LANEIGE] PORE DEEP CLEARING FOAM

Exfoliate

The last thing you want on your face is a mix of sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. This particular recipe will leave you with blocked pores, acne outbreaks and possibly, even worse skin issues. Exfoliating helps to slough off dead skin cells, revealing new, healthier skin for you. Do this 2-3 times a week using a smooth scrub or chemical exfoliator.

MIK Recommendation: [MISSHA] SUPER AQUA D-TOX PEELING GEL

Tone

Although most cleansers are water soluble and would hardly disturb your skin, it’s still important to make sure that your skin’s pH level is balanced. Go over your face with your toner soaked cotton pad after cleansing and drying your skin. This step also helps to removing any residue dirt that might still be clinging to your skin, so it is a very necessary one.

MIK Recommendation: [MAMONDE] ROSE WATER TONER

Moisturize

During the summer it is important to stick to light weight moisturizers instead of the heavy night creams you might be used to. Your pores need to ‘breathe’ and that can’t happen if you have a heavy fleece blanket over them in form of moisturizer. Moisturize using a light cream or serum. Using the pads of your fingers, lightly press the moisturizer into your skin- all over your face and neck. 

MIK Recommendation: [INNISFREE] JEJU LAVA SEAWATER LOTION