Each season brings different challenges for the skin, which is why you should evaluate your skincare routine every few months to adjust to the needs of the new climate. During the hotter months, follow our ultimate summer skincare routine for a healthy, radiant complexion.

In the summer, the days are longer, and the sun shines much brighter, leaving your complexion vulnerable to harmful UV rays, which could lead to early signs of aging and sunburn. The sun may also cause issues like hyperpigmentation, overproduction of oils, or alternately dehydrate and dry out your skin.

A few modifications to your daily regimen in the summertime can make a big difference in the health and clarity of your complexion. In this article, we’ll fill you in on the skin issues you have to contend with at this time of year and give you the steps to follow to meet the season's needs.

How Does the Summer Affect Your Skin?

The key factor impacting the skin in the summertime is the sun’s UV rays, which can cause damage to the skin, sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging without adequate protection. It also causes you to sweat, which can clog the pores and possibly lead to breakouts, and the sun could make your skin dry and flaky if it becomes dehydrated.

The Best Skincare Routine for Summer

To keep your complexion healthy, vibrant, and glowing in the warmer months, follow some simple summer beauty tips while carrying out your twice-daily skincare routine. When the summer sun hits, incorporate these steps into your regimen to keep your skin in top condition.

  1. Make Use of Your Sunscreen

Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 during the day is an essential step in your summer skincare routine, and it should be the last product you apply. 

More than that, you should reapply throughout the day if you are outside to defend and protect your complexion from harmful UV rays. It’s important to choose a product that you can apply to your lips and your face or use a separate lip protection formula to prevent dryness and cracking. 

Consider a deeply hydrating all-natural moisturizer like Dermaxsol, which also includes SPF30. It offers the ultimate prevention from issues like sunburn, premature wrinkles and fine lines, and other photoaging damage, and it’s suitable for every skin type.

  1. Use a Light Moisturizer

One of the best summer skin care tips we can give you is to lighten up your routine. You should avoid using heavy products in the hotter months due to the heat and humidity of the days. Keeping your complexion hydrated is still essential, and it helps prevent dehydration and dryness from the sun. 

Apply a lightweight formula like Infusoderm in the morning and evening to refresh and hydrate your complexion, protect it from environmental threats, and promote brightness and radiance.

  1. Exfoliate Once (or Twice) a Week! 

Exfoliating is an important aspect of your summer skincare routine. However, you should only incorporate it into your regimen once or twice a week. Over-exfoliation can strip your skin of key oils it requires for health and hydration, but a once or twice-weekly treatment removes sweat, makeup, oil, dead skin cells, and sunscreen, which could clog your pores and cause breakouts. 

  1. Don’t Forget to Use a Hydrating Serum

A hydrating serum will not only restore moisture levels but maintain them too throughout the hot summer months. Consider a serum that both hydrates and includes gentle exfoliants, like Glowpeel. This formula uses natural fruit acids to promote cell turnover for a fresh, radiant complexion that glows with good health.

  1. Use Non-comedogenic Skincare Products

Non-comedogenic products don’t clog your pores, helping to prevent breakouts. In the summertime, high temperatures cause you to sweat and may also lead to the overproduction of oils. While exfoliating will help eliminate these issues, you don’t want to add to them by using skincare that fills up the pores. Most products indicate on the label whether they are non-comedogenic, so make sure to check before you buy.

  1. Apply a Good Toner

Following your morning and evening cleansing, apply a quality toner to remove all excess dirt, dead skin cells oils, and makeup and prevent your pores from clogging. A good toner provides deep cleansing and can prevent breakouts.

In addition, toners such as Maxatone also provide deep hydrating benefits and ingredients which soothe irritation and redness on the complexion. This formula also balances the skin’s PH levels and leaves the skin feeling and looking refreshed and radiant.

  1. Slow Down Your Use of Retinoids 

One of the most important skin care tips in summer is to limit your use of retinoids. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative, which is ideal in other seasons as it exfoliates, promotes cell turnover, and even stimulates collagen production for tighter skin and less pronounced wrinkles and lines. 

This being the case, retinoids also make your skin much more sensitive to the sun’s harmful UV rays, leaving your complexion susceptible to damage, irritation, and dryness. It could also lead to premature aging and it increases your chances of developing a sunburn.

If you decide to use retinol in the summer, use less than you apply in other seasons, and make sure to follow up with a strong SPF sunscreen. Reapply sunscreen during the day, especially when you are outside, to help prevent damage.

In addition, make sure that you also include products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides to prevent dryness and help counteract some of the possible adverse effects of the retinoids in summer.


Question #1 - How can I get clear skin in summer?

In the summer, the excess sweat from the sun and possibly added oil production could lead to breakouts. If you want clear skin in the hotter months, it’s important to follow some key tips in your skincare routine. Besides your regular cleanser, use a rich toner that removes excess dirt, oils, and dead skin cells from the surface to unclog your pores.

In addition, exfoliate once or twice a week for optimal skin clarity, and don’t forget to use a light moisturizer plus a hydrating serum twice daily to keep up hydration levels in your skin. This prevents dryness from the sun, which could lead to cracks in the surface, where harmful bacteria may enter and leave you vulnerable to breakouts.

Question #2 - How can I protect my face in summer?

UV rays from the sun can do the most damage to your skin in summer, and if you don’t protect it, you’ll be vulnerable to sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and ultimately premature aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines.

The best way to protect your skin in summer is to use a powerful sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Add it as the last step in your skincare routine in the morning, and if you are outside during the day, you should reapply it several times.


With these summer skincare tips, you should be ready to tackle the season and keep your complexion clear, hydrated, protected from damage, and healthy. It only requires a few adjustments to your daily regimen to achieve this and the addition of key skincare products, which are ideal for the season.

Explore the diverse Solvaderm collection, which includes quality all-natural formulas for every season, including summer. Our line will keep you protected from the sun, boost moisture levels, exfoliate to prevent breakouts, and leave your complexion fresh and vibrant all summer long.

Melissa Feldman

Melissa Feldman

Melissa Feldman lives in Toronto, Canada and works as an independent research writer. She has undergraduate degrees in both Teaching and Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Immigration. Melissa is skilled at writing compelling articles and producing academic, marketing, and creative content. She writes about a range of lifestyle topics, including health, fitness, beauty and nutrition. She has more than two decades of experience reviewing and editing publications intended for both public and professional audiences.

Written by Melissa Feldman

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