#Empower | 02 Aug, 2022

Summer Skincare Essentials for City Dwellers

An effective cleansing duo

Cleansing is the foundation of any good skincare routine, and this is especially true in the summer, when grime, pollution, and sweat can easily build up on the skin. Double-cleansing is a popular Korean technique that will melt all of this away, leaving you with a clean canvas for the rest of your routine. To double-cleanse like a pro, use an oil-based cleanser to break down makeup and SPF, followed by a water-based cleanser to get rid of any lingering impurities. Afterwards, your skin will feel beautifully clean and calm, with none of the tightness caused by harsh cleansers.

Not sure which products to pair together? Then I Met You makes it easy with their award-winning cleansing duo. The Living Cleansing Balm and Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel are designed to work together perfectly, for fresh-faced results every time.

Sunscreen with a silky finish

For a youthful, even-toned complexion, SPF is an absolute must all year round. Sunny summer days might be great for your mood, but prolonged sun exposure can damage the skin, increase the risk of cancer, and cause premature aging, so it’s important to protect yourself! The key is to find an SPF that feels great on the skin, so you’ll want to use it every day. Forget the greasy, coconut-scented suncreens from your childhood — today’s SPF formulas are incredibly lightweight and comfortable, and they don’t leave a dreaded white cast on the skin.

Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen is a cult-favorite for a reason. This formula is weightless, scentless, and loaded with antioxidants for added protection. It can even double as a primer for makeup.

A cooling sheet mask

City living can leave your skin feeling dull and lifeless. After a long day in the heat and humidity, revive your complexion with a sheet mask, which delivers potent ingredients and a dose of deep hydration to the skin. Unlike traditional masks, which are typically washed off after use, sheet masks are packed with highly concentrated essences that absorb into the skin for an instant glow. For an extra-refreshing treatment, store your masks in the fridge — the coolness will instantly soothe redness and facial puffiness, especially around the delicate eye area.

Dr Jart's Cryo Rubber mask contains a mega-dose of hyaluronic acid, which locks in moisture for a plump, glowing complexion.