Temperatures are rising and it is officially summertime! Whether you’re heading to the beach, have yoga classes in the park or are simply jumping into a hot bus/tube on your way to/ from the office each day, you’ll want to make some adjustments to your skin routine. Why? Hot summer temperatures, dry air outside, constant air-conditioning, lack of sleep or partying, these are some of the things that require your extra attention and treatment.
Good news is k-beauty has a lot to offer and we pre-selected products for you! Here are our top recommendations.
Summer k-beauty essential #1: Micellar water
Do you want your skin clean and yet you want to keep it safe from drying out? Get a secret weapon – micellar water. A few swipes of a cotton pad soaked in micellar water is enough to remove your makeup, pre-cleanse your skin, and leave you feeling refreshed. The micellar water will be extremely beneficial if you travel or spend time on a beach and want to quickly swipe away any dust or greasy residue from your face. Check Dr G Hydra Intensive Cleansing Water.
Summer k-beauty essential #2: Gentle cleanser
A foamy cleanser will be a great solution for you this summer. A gentle foam will not irritate your skin but wash away any remaining dirt from your face instead.
We highly recommend theKlairs Rich Moist Soothing Facial Cleanser. It is suitable for all skin types. It will help to remove sweat, sun cream, makeup residue. It glides onto skin leaving it hydrated.
Summer k-beauty essential #3: Toner
Light formulas are what your skin needs during summer. Therefore, the products you look for are lightweight and easy to absorb. As days are longer and beautiful weather motivates you to go out more frequently, you may not be in a mood for long skin rituals. The 7 skin method will bring desired hydration to every skin type. The only thing you need is a good hydrating toner and few minutes of your time. Result? Relaxed, hydrated skin.
Summer k-beauty essential #4: Eye cream
We recommend a lightweight formula in the form of Gowoonsesang Eye Treatment Cream. It has a dual effect of preventing wrinkles and brightening the skin tone in the eye area. It is absorbed by the skin more effectively with a smooth application without creating stickiness.
For those who need a little bit more care, check one of the most adored eye creams, Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Eye Cream.
Yes! Soothe and bright skin is what we all want. We all want to become members of the cloudless and glass skin club. Soft, plum skin can be achieved and maintained in the summer without exposing your skin to the sun. Get your soothe and glowy skin with Atoclassic Real Tonic Soothing Origin Essence.
If you prefer a brighter and glowing skin, check our latest set: Urang Trio: Glow, Vitamin & Brightening Oil Serums. This trio, consisting of amazing oil serums, is perfect for this time of the year. The travel-friendly set was created for anyone who has a number of skin concerns and is looking for an effective solution on the go! This set fits easily in a handbag or a cabin bag.
HINT: if you are planning some summer holidays and/ or love to sunbathe, we highly recommend to stop using active ingredients such as Vitamin C. Vitamin C makes skin sensitive when exposed to the sun and therefore your skin can get irritated. The side effect of exposing skin treated with Vitamin C products to the sun can also be hyperpigmentation. Therefore, you might want to skip this ingredient in your skincare if you are planning to tan your face. Otherwise, use Vitamin C in the evening, use sunscreen every day and wear a hat!
Summer k-beauty essential #6: Sheet Masks
To soothe your skin after it was exposed to the sun and hot air. So easy to carry if you travel and have luggage constraints. Can be taken with no issues on the plane in hand luggage.
Check our dos and dons of sheet masking.
Summer k-beauty essential #7: Light moisturizer
During summer you may benefit from using a lighter moisturiser. A gel formula or a lotion feel lighter on the skin and will keep it hydrated. If you have acne-prone skin, make sure you choose an oil-free formula. Check Dr G Aquasis
Summer k-beauty essential #8 Sunscreen /BB Cream
It’s no secret that you should protect your skin from the sun all year round. But with days spent lounging by the pool and at the beach, wearing sunscreen becomes even more crucial. Be sure to apply a formula with an SPF of at least 30 every day. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours!
Who wants to wear a full face of makeup in the heat? Trade in your regular foundation for a BB cream, which will give your skin the moisture it needs and a bit of colour for a natural-looking complexion.
HINT: if you worry that BB cream can be too light for your complexion, mix it with special drops.
Summer k-beauty essential #9: Lip balm
Sun is extremely harsh on the sensitive skin on your lips. A lip balm that will keep your lips moisturized is key. We suggest using Urang Multi Balm. It can be used on your lips, any sunburns, cuticles and dry skin patches.
Summer k-beauty essential #10: Mist to survive a hot day
There is nothing more frustrating than a hot and bothered skin during summer. A mist is a handy solution to refresh your skin and cool it down.
Yes, this extremely underappreciated in Europe beauty product is actually loved by Korean women. It can save your skin during the day. Wherever you are, just spray your face every time when it feels hot and irritated. Your skin will immediately feel calm and you will reduce the risk of inflammation and getting any undesired pimples.
Give your face a spritz of the AtoclassicReal Tonic Soothing Moist Mist and feel refreshed, cooled and hydrated at any time of the day.