Eight Summer Skincare Must-Haves

Taking care of your skin can be very different in the summertime than the rest of the year. Luckily, if you have the right products in your skincare arsenal, you can keep yourself looking and feeling your best. We’ve put together a list of the latest and greatest summer skincare must-haves. These products range from moisturizing creams that boast SPF coverage to bronzers to blotting papers for those hot summer nights. Read on to discover which products made it on our top 8 list, including why we chose them, where you can purchase them, how much they cost, and more.


TwinLuxe Anti-Aging SPF 40 Men’s Moisturizer – The ideal combination of a powerful SPF 40 sunscreen with a lightweight moisturizer would be good enough, but this product also rebuilds cell structure, adding that anti-aging element that’s ideal for men of all ages. You can purchase a 1.6 oz. bottle on Amazon for $48.00.

Origins Balanced Diet™ Lightweight Women’s Moisture Lotion – A quality moisturizer is needed all year round; however, a thick, greasy moisturizer that might be appropriate for the bitter temperatures of winter, surely won’t feel good – or have the same effect – on those long, hot and sticky days of summer. Luckily, this Origins product is anything but thick and greasy. The “Balanced Diet” offers the combination you need to moisturize your dry areas without weighing down your T-zones. You’ll feel fresh and clean, even after you apply. You can purchase a 1.7 oz. bottle at Dillard’s for $28.00.

Self Tanner

bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner – Choosing a self tanner is one thing that is truly a personal decision. It can be tricky finding a product that won’t turn you bright orange and smelly, however, this self tanner by bareMinerals is one choice that serves many people well. Users praise this sunless tanner for giving them a natural looking tan that lasts for up to a week – a rare gem in the world of unpredictable self tanning products. You can purchase a 6 oz. bottle online from DermStore for $26.00

Blotting Papers

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets – There are many oil absorbing sheets or face blotting papers on the market, but one of the best reviewed products is one you can purchase for under $6.00 at your neighborhood drugstore. This product by Clean & Clear is simple to use and will help you feel fresh and clean – even after a long day of errands. Just use a sheet to blot away the oil and go about your work or play. You can purchase these sheets at your local convenience store or at Walmart for $4.97.


Fresh Rose Floral Toner for Women – This hydrating toner is a perfect choice for the summer. It moisturizes the skin and leaves you feeling fresh, fragrant and beautiful. The best thing about the Fresh Rose Floral Toner is that it can be used for both oily and dry skin. You can purchase an 8.5 oz. bottle at Sephora for $40.00.

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Toner for Men – Formulated with caffeine and vitamins C and E, this toner soothes and balances the skin for a refreshed appearance. While using a toner is a great idea anytime, during the summer it’s especially beneficial. This particular blend is a great choice for just-shaved skin, making it a better choice for men than a generic toner that can cause skin sensitivity. You can purchase this toner from Kiehl’s or other fine retailers, starting at $18.00.

After Sun Care

Clinique After Sun Rescue – What can you do if you accidentally spend too much time in the sun? If you have this product from Clinique, you can relieve your potential pain and help replenish lost moisture all at once. This After Sun Rescue is 100% fragrance free and is cooling and refreshing, making it a great choice for use in the summertime — regardless of how much time you spend in the sun. This product is available at Macy’s for $23.00.

Lip Balm

Banana Boat Aloe Vera with Vitamin E Sunscreen Lip Balm – SPF 45 – While having chapped lips isn’t as much of a battle in the summer as it is in the winter, it’s still important to keep your lips moisturized, soft, and protected from the sun. Banana Boat’s AvoTriplex offers 3-way protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays that’s both sun-tested and sun-proven. Add a tube of this water- and sweat-resistant lip balm to your beach bag, and make sure you use it every time you hit the beach or pool. As an added benefit, this product is available at many department stores or can be purchased from REI for $2.25.

As you can see, there are many products available that could inject a boost into your summer skincare routine. The key is to learn about your own skin and discover what will work best for you. So don’t be afraid to experiment – your happier, healthier summer skin will thank you!