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16 Beauty Swaps You Need to Make This Summer

Product switches for the sweltering heat.
16 Beauty Swaps You Need to Make This Summer
IMAGE COSRX, Neutrogena, Mario Badescu
Product switches for the sweltering heat.

When it comes to tropical weather, there are really just two seasons: hot and hotter. So now that summer is here, you may want to take a look at your skin care regimen. Get ready to switch up some products for a summer-friendly routine.

1. Cleanser

When it’s hot and humid, you don’t want the feeling of thick, creamy cleansers on your face. You can go for a lightweight gel cleanser that will get the job done but also won’t strip your face of moisture.

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Try: CosRx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, P600, BeautyMNL
PHOTO BY COSRX

2. Moisturizer

If you’re thinking of skipping the moisturizer because you’re feeling icky and sticky, why not switch to an oil-free formula instead? While it’s still best to layer on a separate sunscreen, a moisturizer with SPF is also a welcome addition to your summer beauty arsenal.

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Try: Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel, P898, Watsons
PHOTO BY Neutrogena

3. Toner

If you use a toner, consider changing your method of applying it on your face. Instead of soaking a cotton pad and dabbing the product on your skin, use an atomizer to spritz it on your face.

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Try: Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow Facial Spray Set, P1900, Sephora
PHOTO BY Mario Badescu

4. Serum

Because summer heat can mean excessive sweating, breakouts are inevitable. Go for acne-fighting serums to combat the threat of clogged pores coupled with extra sebum secretion.

Try: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%, P740, BeautyMNL
PHOTO BY The Ordinary

5. Eye Cream

Just like your moisturizer, creams can be a little heavy for the weather. If you can invest in a gel-type eye product to switch to when the temperature hits the high 30s (feels like 40!), go ahead and make that investment.

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Try: Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel Ex, P1430, Althea
PHOTO BY Laneige

6. Sunscreen

Go for a tinted sunscreen instead. You’ll still look sunkissed but protected from UVA and UVB rays.

Try: Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, P2125, Sephora
PHOTO BY Drunk Elephant

7. Oil

If you’ve got dry skin and can’t forego applying facial oils this season, try lightweight products that get absorbed quickly into the skin. You want to seal in the moisture, but you don’t want to clog your pores.

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Try: Huxley Oil; Light and More, P1900, Freyja
PHOTO BY Huxley

8. Mask

When you’re in need of some well-deserved self-care, take a break from your usual heavy clay masks and try a cooling face mask.

Try: Peter Thomas Roth Mask Appeal 3-piece Kit Set, P1199, Freyja
PHOTO BY Peter Thomas Roth

9. Foundation

Bare skin is most recommended, but sometimes we need a bit of coverage to help us feel our best. If you prefer heavier coverage than a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, you can go for formulas that are light and are buildable.

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Try: Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation, P2350, Rustan’s
PHOTO BY Stila

10. Blush

Powder blushes tend to look cakey on sweaty, oily skin. If you want your blush to look seamless, try cream formulas or a cheek tint.

Try: Generation Happy Skin Active On-the-go Blush Lightweight Cheek Stick, P399, Happy Skin
PHOTO BY Happy Skin

11. Eyeshadow

Eye makeup tends to crease and transfer especially when you’re sweating buckets. Steer clear of mess-ups by using waterproof shadows that won’t budge even when you’re in the water.

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Try: Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Stick, P1050, Beauty Bar
PHOTO BY Cargo

12. Eyeliner

Most liquid eyeliners are smudge-proof, but if you’re a pencil eyeliner kind of girl, there are eyeliners that set into a waterproof line within a few seconds.

Try: Sharp Waterproof Pencil Liner, P520, Clio
PHOTO BY Clio

13. Mascara

No one wants raccoon eyes in any sitch. Flutter your lashes without the fear of smudging with waterproof formulas that won’t move while you’re on-the-go but can still be removed easily with your cleanser.

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Try: Lash Slick, approximately P832, Glossier
PHOTO BY Glossier

14. Brows

If you haven’t gotten your brows microbladed yet, chances are, you’d be caught dead before leaving the house without your kilay on. This summer, make sure your brows stay in place by using a product that stays on no matter what. Skip the powder and go for formulas that have maximum budge-proof power.

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Try: Lifebrow skinny pencil and grooming gel duo, P545, Sunnies Face
PHOTO BY Sunnies Face

15. Lip

Though matte lips were all the rage the past couple of months, plump and moisturized lips are always on trend in tropical climates. Switch to tinted balms for that extra hydration and just a hint of color.

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Try: Covergirl Oh! Sugar Lip Balm, P349, Rustan's
PHOTO BY Covergirl

16. Setting spray

What’s a full face of makeup if it’s just going to melt away as the day rolls on? Set it with a mattifying spray to keep oiliness at bay.

Try: Matte Finish Setting Spray, P599, BYS
PHOTO BY BYS

What beauty switches are you making this summer?

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