Perfect Summer Skin

Perfect Summer Skin

Your summer beauty mood board probably includes clear, glowing skin. The reality is that hot weather, humidity, and extra sun exposure can result in sweat-induced clogged pores, sunburns, and dark spots if you aren't preventing these common summer skin concerns in your skincare routine.

With consistency, the perfect skincare routine will work for you year-round, but there are a few tweaks you can make to help minimize the seasonal side effects that summer can have on your skin.

And who has more effective skincare tips than dermatologists? We checked in with three top doctors to get their best summer skincare tips. Read on to find out how to keep your skin looking its best throughout the summer season — and beyond.

1. Level-Up Your SPF:

Dermatologists agree that proper UV protection is by far the most important step in any skincare routine year-round, but especially during the summer when the days are longer and you inevitably spending more time in the sun. It's also key to apply enough sunscreen to ensure you get adequate protection

2. Lighten Up Your Moisturizer:

Even though you're sweatier in the summer, your skin still needs to be moisturized. However, since seasonal dryness isn't common in the summertime, you don't need a rich cream as you use in the winter.

3. Make Sure Your Products Are Non-Comedogenic:

Clogged pores can lead to breakouts in the summer. An easy way to prevent sweat and oil from building up in your pores is to use non-comedogenic skincare and makeup products.

4. Properly Wash Your Face:

"Since you're sweating more during the summer months due to outdoor activities or simply being more active, I also recommend washing your face up into your hairline as well — this area is usually overlooked, which can result in breakouts along the hairline or the outer edges of your face," says Dr. Palm.