Update Your Summer Beauty Routine With These Product Swaps

Every season, it’s essential to change up your beauty, skin, and hair care routine.
In the summer months, you should swap in products that help prevent sun damage, combat dry skin, and treat humidity induced-frizz in your hair. Below, we rounded up the must-have summer beauty products to add to your self-care routines stat.

Summer Skin Swaps

In the summer, it's more important than ever to layer on an SPF formula you love. Soleil Toujours' organic mist sunscreen is one of our go-to’s: the clean formula offers top-notch sun protection without harmful ingredients that can damage your skin. You can either layer Soleil over your favorite lotions or creams or swap those products out completely with a lotion that has SPF built into the formula. Shisheido’s Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen will keep your skin moisturized and protected, making it the perfect summer beauty swap.

Of course, since it’s the summer, you’ll still want to achieve a glowy look. That’s where a faux glow comes in: just mix THE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops from TAN-LUX with your favorite face oil, serum, or moisturizer and you’ll achieve an all-over glow in minutes. Finally, a vitamin c serum is essential in sunnier weather as well–superpower vitamin c will help neutralize the effects of harmful free radicals, which are typically caused by UV rays. Drunk Elephant’s cult-favorite formula is worth adding into your routine thanks to the antioxidant benefits and consistently strong results.

Summer Makeup Swaps

In the summer, a great primer and superpower finishing powder will become essentials in your makeup routine. Before layering on your makeup, start with the Veil Mineral Primer from Hourglass, which will give you an even base for your foundation while minimizing fine lines and pores. Plus, the product has a broad spectrum SPF 15 built-in, giving you crucial protection to help prevent sun damage. Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder is another must-have product to add into your summer makeup routine. If you’re prone to oily skin, you know that summer heat and humidity can increase oil production on your face. This powder will give you a matte finish all over, no matter how oily or sweaty your skin is, for an even and shine-free look. 

Sun exposure, heat, and swimming in chlorine can also cause dry skin in the summer months. One of the easiest ways to combat dryness is by using ingredient-packed makeup wipes at the end of the day. Billie’s Wonder Wipes have gentle (but still effective) ingredients to keep your skin clear, clean, and hydrated, including hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin retain moisture. The only thing worse than dry skin is dry lips. In the summer, swap out your usual lipstick routine for a nutrient-filled lip balm in a seasonal shade. Billie’s Daily Hydrating Lip Balm comes in a range of colors, from a dramatic deep purple to a sheer pink, and will keep your lips hydrated and nourished as you wear.

Summer Hair Swaps

Yes, even your hair has different needs in the summer than other times of the year. If you live in a humid climate, add Oribe’s Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray into your routine for a sleek and frizz-free look. Plus, it will help keep any style in place no matter what the day brings you. If just one frizz-fighting product isn’t enough for you, try Briogeo’s Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner, which works wonders on dry, damaged, and frizzy hair. The formula contains rosehip, argan, and coconut oils to keep your hair well-hydrated, conditioned, and super soft. 

Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray is another product that will save the day in the summer. In theory, there’s nothing more seasonally-appropriate than a wind-swept hairstyle you get from sitting at the beach all day. But in reality, it’s much easier (and more realistic) to achieve that look by using this saltwater-infused spray that gives you the wave and volume you’re hoping for after a beach outing. The right styling tool is also essential to your summer hair routine. We love ghd Upbeat Gold Neo-Mint Flat Iron Styler, which gives you a smooth finish and can tame any frizzy flyaways. Plus, the styler has savvy heat sensors to keep your hair healthier and prevent heat damage.

*Team SN's picks are selected based on products we truly love. Note: this article does contain affiliate links, and we will receive a commission if you purchase a product linked here.