Here Are Your Summer Skincare Essentials

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Whether it’s a staycation or vacation this summer, skincare products should be at the top of your packing list. After all, warmer weather signals the potential for sweat, sunburn and premature ageing. These probably don’t feature when you’re imagining blissful days in the sun but if you want to maintain youthful, glowing, skin then carefully chosen products can make all the difference.

Luckily Skinstation have made life easier by having everything you need in one place. So, you can soak up the chilled holiday vibes, safe in the knowledge that all of your summer skin concerns are being addressed.

What Do I Need to Pack for Holiday Skincare?

Summer Cleanser

SkinCeuticals Simply Clean Face Wash is the perfect face wash to bring on holiday if you have normal to oily or combination skin. This pore-refining gel cleanser is gentle, yet powerful enough to remove sunscreen or holiday make-up. It combines an exfoliating Hydroxy Acid blend with soothing botanical extracts, Chamomile and Aloe Vera, to exfoliate rough surfaces but still leaves skin feeling soft, refreshed, and nourished. 


Alternatively, for normal to dry or sensitive skin, try the wonderfully hydrating and balancing lightweight gel formula, Obagi® Gentle Cleanser. Apricot Kernel Oil and Glycerin wonderfully soothe, and maintain softness whilst boosting skin radiance, the ideal start to any daily skincare ritual. 


Summer Moisturiser

If you’ve got oily skin, it can be tempting to skip moisturiser, especially in the summer when you’re more liable to sweating. An effective moisturiser not only nourishes skin, but also replenishes lost water and supports the outermost layer, defending against environmental pollutants, irritation, and dryness. So, it’s always essential to use a moisturiser following cleansing and exfoliating no matter your skin type.  

During summertime, you can swap a heavy moisturiser for a much lighter one. We love Obagi® Daily Hydro-Drops™ Facial Serum which can be used separately or underneath the other Obagi hydrators. It’s the product for giving skin instant hydration and a much-desired summer glow. 

You’ll also be surprised at how light and silky this facial serum feels. Despite its weightlessness, its power can be seen and felt as it goes to work immediately, hydrating and boosting skin radiance. This formula also protects skin from future signs of ageing through antioxidant Abyssinian and Hibiscus Oil and Omega – 9 and Omega – 6 fatty acids which are supportive of the skin’s natural barrier. Alternatively, if you’re already concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, use it as a daily targeted treatment to visibly reduce these frustrating signs of ageing.


Irregular or Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, which looks like patchy discolouration is commonly found across the cheeks, nose, and forehead. It’s often related to photodamage but can be caused by hormonal changes and genetics as well. This skin condition can also be exacerbated by spending time in the sunshine during the summer months, but corrective action can be taken.

If you’re a sufferer of hyperpigmentation, your go-to product has to be SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF.

This powerful triple antioxidant facial serum prevents and corrects hyper-pigmentation in all skin types by diminishing discolouration and dullness and protecting against further free radical damage. 

Apply it in the morning after cleansing for a firmer, brighter, and more even-toned youthful complexion. 



It’s the most important skin care tip, as recommended by dermatologists globally. Wear a broad -spectrum sunscreen. Seriously, don’t leave home without it!

Pack lots of it for the longer summer days spent outdoors. Just because you’re wearing SPF also doesn’t mean that you can spend excess time in the sun either. Dermatologists recommend avoiding direct sunlight and the midday sun as much as possible and stick to wearing large-brimmed hats and sunglasses whenever you can.

For those times, where you’re at the beach, pool, out for a walk or sightseeing in the sunshine, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every few hours. If you’re likely to forget, set an alarm to remind you!

A dual-purpose moisturiser and SPF for the face can be a great option, especially if you want to minimise the steps in your summer skincare routine. MZ Skin's Potent Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF 30 is a multi-purpose daily moisturiser that contains non-irritant Retinol to heal imperfections and blemished skin. Ultra-nourishing too, this formulation is rich with Vitamin A, C and E and provides strong antioxidant protection with Kahai Nut Oil. This dual hydrator transforms skin from within, leaving it refined, brightened and healthy-looking whilst providing that all important sun protection.


For more advice on SPFs, check out our dedicated page by clicking here.

Latest update: 20/07/2021
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