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Summer Skincare Routines For Dry vs. Humid Climates

Depending on if you experience more hot and humid summers or dry dessert summers, your skin’s needs can be very different. That’s why finding a skincare routine optimized to fit your environment is essential. Read on for our biggest summer skincare tips based on your climate.

Summer Skincare Routines For Dry vs. Humid Climates

Hot & Humid Summers:

Heat and humidity can cause pores to open, in turn increasing oil production. This overproduction of sweat and oils can create an ideal environment for breakout-causing bacteria. In these hot summer months, regular cleansing and toning is especially important to control excess oil and clogged pores and to clear any dirt, sweat, oil, and sunscreen residue you’ve accumulated throughout the day. Keep oiliness at bay and control breakouts from clogged pores with our Clear Skin Citrus Kombucha Cleansing Gel followed with our Clear Skin Willow Bark Pure Pore Toner to purify pores.

Heavier creams make it harder for skin to breath during hot days, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Swap out your winter cream for an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer, like our Clear Skin Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturizer. For more dehydrated skin, try our Deep Hydration Life Boosting Serum, formulated with Hyaluronic Acid which works by drawing moisture from the air into the skin to help maintain essential moisture in the skin without sitting heavy like your typical cream might.

Always finish your morning skincare routine with an SPF. Choosing an SPF that doesn’t make your skin even more greasy is a must in hot and humid climates. A lightweight, mattifying SPF like our Clear Skin Argan Stem Cell BB Benefit Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30 provides broad spectrum protection without the shine. Multi-tasking SPF products can also be a great way to lighten up your layers. Since skin can feel suffocated with heavy makeup in the summer, swap your heavy foundation to a lightweight skin tint, like our Brightening Vitamin C BB Beauty Balm Sheer Tint with SPF 30.

At night, control bumps and breakouts cased by summer heat with an exfoliating mask like our Clear Skin Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask or our Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask that will help slough off pore-clogging dry surface cells

Visit the Humid Summer Shop for more climate-specific picks.


Hot & Dry Summers

In more desert climates where humidity is low, heat is high, and sun is strong, your skin can definitely take a beating. These dryer conditions can increase water loss from the skin, leaving not only you but also your skin parched. In these drying conditions, you want to focus on products that help seal in moisture and won’t disrupt your moisture barrier. Look for gentle skin care products and avoid harsh cleansers or astringents that can further strip the skin of moisture. Our Sensitive 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam helps gently cleanse without disrupting the skin’s delicate barrier.

After cleansing and throughout the day, a hydrating mist toner like our CannaCell Hydrating Toner and Brightening Clementine + C Illuminating Toner can help restore and maintain your skin’s moisture balance as well as provide essential antioxidants to protect your skin. Spritz throughout the day for a refreshing relief from the heat.

At night, repair skin damage from the sun with our Age Defying Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream. Studies have shown that dry air can make signs of aging in the skin more prominent. Plus, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of resveratrol help prevent skin photodamage caused by UV rays.

Visit the Dry Climates Summer Shop for more climate-specific picks.


No matter where you are this summer, certain things are a must, namely sunscreen and vitamin C. Applying SPF is important year-round but is especially important during the summer while the sun is out and more time is spent outside. Look for natural broad-spectrum protection like Andalou’s CannaCell Sun Buddy which contains SPF 30 protection as well as essential vitamins and antioxidants to help defend against free radicals and damage from UV exposure.

Vitamin C is also a must-have skin care ingredient for summer. This essential antioxidant helps fight damaging free radicals from UV rays and protect the skin from sun damage. Look for skincare with natural forms of vitamin C, like our Brightening Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum, which contains turmeric, as well, an anti-inflammatory ingredient which can also help soothe sun burns! Follow that with a nourishing yet lightweight moisturizer like our Brightening Probiotic + C Renewal Cream, the perfect summer moisturizer formulated with antioxidant vitamin C plus prebiotics to help balance the skin.


With the right skin care routine for your climate, now you can enjoy the sun and warm days of summer without stressing about your skin!