How to Build Your Summer Skincare Routine

How to Build Your Summer Skincare Routine

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Your guide to clear, glowing skin all summer long!

Summer is just around the corner, and if you don’t already have a skincare routine in place, then it’s time to get one down! United Beauty Supply has all the skincare products you need for radiant, glowing skin all summer long!

Skincare can get really complicated and overwhelming with so many different types of creams, lotions, and serums; it can become difficult to know what to use and how to use it. I’ve compiled a short guide of common skin goals, and what types of products can help you achieve your skincare goals this summer!


Cleansing should always be the first part of your skincare routine. It gets rid of all the dirt, makeup, and dead skin that builds up. In the summertime, it’s essential to use a cleanser that is gentle and won’t strip your face of natural moisture.

Cooling and Refreshing

Any products that feel cooling and refreshing are great to use during the summer whenever the heatwave gets you feeling sluggish. Using face masks and mists with cooling ingredients will help you feel perky and upbeat, even when the temperature hits triple digits.

Queen Helene’s gel-clay combination face masks are great at combating overheated and sun-stressed skin. After a long day in the sun, ingredients like grapefruit and mint help to relieve skin and make it feel revitalized and energized again.

Nicka K’s cooling sheet mask is also extremely soothing, with peppermint extract to help brighten the skin and minimize pores. Plus, it feels so cooling and refreshing! Nicka K also offers a soothing aloe serum that’s great to heal any sunburns this summer!


During the summertime, it’s no question that we all sweat a bit more. When we sweat, our pores have a higher chance of getting clogged, so it’s a good idea to exfoliate the face and body about once a week (depending on how sensitive your skin is). Exfoliating the skin helps to slough away the dead skin cells that hang around on the surface of your skin, as well as any dirt or makeup that’s gotten into your pores.

Some kind of a facial scrub like one of these from Queen Helene is great to remove dry, dead skin cells and impurities while still hydrating the skin with nourishing ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Honey, and Oatmeal. Scrubbing and exfoliating the skin is the perfect way to reveal a fresh, glowing face for summer!

There are several tools that can add to the exfoliating process, like sponges and brushes. These products will help you get an even better exfoliation on the face. They can be re-used multiple times and used with face scrubs, face cleansers, or soap to get super polished-looking skin.

Shaving and Hair Removal

As summer comes along, many people find that they want to have freshly shaven and smooth skin for the hotter weather. Whether it’s for comfort or appearances, shaving is an important part of many people’s skincare routine, and using the right products can help ensure you get a perfectly smooth shave!


Several natural ingredients help you get that bright, glowy complexion that everyone wants for summer while also nourishing the skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from sun damage and helps to even out your complexion, making it brighter and more radiant.

Get the Glow

During the sunny summer months, many people find themselves wanting to get a glowy, illuminated or shimmery complexion. Starting with a good skincare routine with the products mentioned above can do a lot in terms of brightening the skin, but for some special summer occasion, you may be looking for an extra glow, so shimmery primers, and mists are great at adding a bronzed, illuminated look to the skin.

A primer underneath makeup or even on its own can help enhance your glow and give off a bronzed appearance. Primers infused with small amounts of shimmer can offer a subtle, flattering glow, like the Nicka K 24K gold primer infused gold flecks. Or, for more of a tanned glow, you can use the Bodyography Tahitian Glow primer to get an instantly bronzed look!

For an all-over illuminated appearance, a body mist with a light shimmer can give a gorgeous glow to the body, especially when out in the sun! This Ebin New York Diamond Glitter Mist will give you all the glow and comes in three different colors!


As we start to spend more time outside and more time in the sun, our skin gets dried out more easily. The sun soaks up moisture and can leave skin feeling parched and dry, so it’s important to add some hydrating and moisturizing products into your skincare routine for summer!

The Cantu Skin Therapy collection has several lotions and creams that offer intense 24-hour hydration. You can choose a cream (that will be thicker and is best for extremely dry skin), or you can choose a more lightweight lotion, which is a nice option for summertime. There are several delicious tropical scents infused with natural ingredients to give long-lasting hydration.

Don’t forget to hydrate your face during your skincare routine as well! Adding hydration to the face will give your face more life and radiance. This Nicka K Hyaluronic Acid serum is an easy step to add, as it absorbs quickly and leaves skin looking plumped and supple. Add the Nicka K Replenish serum (enriched with Vitamin E) to your nightly routine for extra moisture after long days in the sun.

Acne Clearing

During the hotter summer months, many people notice that they become more prone to breakouts. When we sweat, the bacteria and oils from our skin may mix with the sweat and get trapped in pores that are usually enlarged due to the heat. Having go-to products to help out with troublesome breakouts over the summer months can truly be a life-saver!

The Small Details

Small details in our skincare routine can be easily overlooked, but caring for your hands, feet, and lips over summer is important! The sun can dry out your skin, especially the cuticle skin around your hands and feet. Lips can easily become cracked and dry over the summer, so making sure to keep these areas moisturized will help you to be summer-ready from head to toe!

Get your feet flip-flop ready with this nourishing foot mask from Kiss, infused with shea butter, macadamia oil, and lavender. This mask will bring spa treatments home for you and keep your feet soft and smooth all summer long.

Lip balm is vital during the hot summer months! The sun can dry out, damage, and even sunburn your lips, so making sure you have a lip balm that includes aloe and other soothing ingredients is key to soft, plump lips this summer.

Hand creams can help to replenish moisture on dry knuckles and cuticles. The Difeel hand creams come in a multitude of scents and are perfect for keeping in a bag or backpack for on-the-go hydration so you can avoid dry, cracked hands this summer.

Quick Summer Skincare Tips

1. Pay Attention to Layering

When layering products, the order of skincare is also important. For the most part, you want to use the more water-based or products with gel-like consistencies first, thicker, creamy formulas after that, and oils for last.

2. Let It Soak In

Let all skincare products soak in for a few minutes before putting on your next product. This will make sure that they don’t conflict with each other or start to peel off.

3. Don't Skip the SPF

Always include SPF (especially in the summertime) to protect the skin from serious sun damage.

4. Beware of Pore-Clogging Ingredients

Make sure to look for non-comedogenic products. This means they won’t clog up your pores and make matters worse!

5. Be Patient and Give it Time

Most skincare products need to be used for 1 to 3 months to see true, long-lasting results. So, stick with it for a few months before giving up on any skincare products!

What are your favorite summer skincare products? Let me know in the comments below!

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