When the temperature changes, so too should your skincare routine. Skin behaves differently and faces different challenges according to the season. In summer, you’ll be dealing with factors that can damage your skin (such as potential sun overexposure) or cause shiny skin (excess sebum production).

So when you’re choosing products to address these season-specific problems, be selective. Some may contain harsh or even harmful ingredients. Instead, look for natural skin care products that have natural but effective extracts and ingredients like these:

Kombucha

Even the casual health trend observer has no doubt heard of the benefits of kombucha. Made of fungi and often brewed into a black tea and fermented, this drink is purported to help improve gut health. However, it’s also increasingly being used as an ingredient in skin care products because of its rich antioxidant content, which combats skin-aging free radicals. What’s more, it’s believed to help clear acne—something that the hot weather and excess oil production might trigger.

Peppermint

When you think of peppermint, the first thing you might think of is flavor. In reality, peppermint extract is also an excellent skin care ingredient. For one, it has natural antiseptic properties that help inhibit the growth of bacteria on your skin. What’s more, it also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help soothe your skin especially when the weather is warm.

Raspberry

Few things capture the joy—and flavor—of summer quite like berries. But more than just being a tart and healthy snack, their extracts can also be powerful skincare ingredients. Raspberry cell culture, in particular, protects your skin from oxidative stress and promotes cell regeneration all with a weightless feel. The result? Smooth, beautiful skin as radiant as the warm weather.

Aloe Vera

Nature’s skin salve, this succulent provides cooling action and weightless hydration, making it the perfect summer hydrator. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it ideal for sunburned or overexposed skin, helping cells to refresh and renew themselves more quickly while easing discomfort.

Looking for a simple way to revamp your regimen to match the season? Enter Kerstin Florian’s limited-edition Shine Control Duo. This set pairs two summer-perfect products – Clarifying Oil-Control Serum and Clarifying Daily Hydrator – in one package…and at an incredible value. With its natural extracts and botanicals to curb excess shine yet weightlessly hydrate, you are sure to look fresh-faced despite the heat.


Sources:

Kombucha for Wrinkles, www.livestrong.com

Peppermint Oil & Skin, www.livestrong.com

Peptides in Skin Care, www.livestrong.com