Safe to say we’re a little obsessed with skincare, particularly as warm weather—and subsequent days at the beach or on the boat—creep up on us. (Fun on the water, yes; sun spots, dry skin and breakouts, no thanks.) Here, we’re breaking down our warm weather skincare essentials by our favorite ingredients, plus some standout products to try in your own arsenal.


SHOP OUR FAVES:


Clay

USE FOR: Skin detox. Clears blemishes, tightens pores, draws out impurities without compromising moisture.
USE IN: Cleansers and masks (bar soap, mask, cleanser)

Vitamin C

USE FOR: An antioxidant boost. Helps produce collagen, fights free radicals (from environmental stress and pollution) and aging.
USE IN: Serums, cleansers and moisturizers (moisturizer, cleansing cloths, serum)

Vitamin B5

USE FOR: Ditching dryness. Also known as pantothenic acid, it’s a water-soluble vitamin that creates a healthy barrier for the skin and improves moisture levels.
USE IN: Serums and moisturizers (gel moisturizer, lip mask, eye cream)

Virgin coconut oil

USE FOR: … Everything. It moisturizes, combats redness and irritation, removes makeup, and is naturally antibacterial and antifungal.
USE IN: Lip treatments, body polishes and cleansers (lip conditioner, body polish, face cream)

AHA and BHA

USE FOR: Exfoliation. Alpha- and betahydroxy acids (including glycolic, lactic and citric acids) work wonders for cell turnover, which leaves you with smoother, fresher, more even-toned skin.
USE IN: Serums and peels (at-home facial, night serum, acne-clearing gel)

Active aloe

USE FOR: Repairing weather-damaged skin. Your grandma was right: Applying aloe after too much time in the sun helps your skin soak up much-needed moisture while still allowing it to breathe.
USE IN: Face mists and moisturizers (face spray, after-sun mist, face mask)

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