The Ultimate Summer Skincare Routine

May 1, 2021

The Ultimate
Summer Skincare Routine

Follow our guide for glowingly radiant summer skin

model showing a summer skincare routine

Minimizing sun damage and preventing sweaty skin are top priorities in summer, so it's important to switch up your daily skincare habits in anticipation of the warmer weather. Take this guide as your reminder to start implementing a summer skin routine now, so your complexion can stay clean and clear all season long. Not sure what changes you might need to make? Check out our comprehensive summer skin routine.

Freshen up your face

The summer months can lead to sweaty, sunburnt skin, so the first step in your summer skincare routine should be to remove any oily residue from your face and soothe any redness. Use the Code8 Decode 3-In-1 Makeup Remover and its tri-phasic formula of Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Squalene, Aloe Vera Gel and Thermal Water will help to cleanse, hydrate and smooth your skin.

Never miss out on moisturizer

Some people think it’s okay to skip on moisturiser if you’re feeling oily already, but even in the hottest climates, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated. To avoid feeling like you’re clogging your pores with too much product, switch to a lightweight formula. Paula’s Choice Clear Moisturiser SPF30 is a non-greasy featherweight fluid that hydrates but also mattifies. Plus it protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, making it the perfect summer product.

Swap your foundation for BB cream

Summer skincare routines shouldn’t feature heavy products that have the potential to clog your pores, so say goodbye to the full coverage foundations and hello to a lightweight base like the award-winning Code8 Radiate Beauty Balm. Made using revolutionary Knead Technology, this spreadable skincare-makeup hybrid contains Pectin and Argan Seed Oil to nourish the skin and leave it feeling velvety soft. Matte but never flat, it’s the ideal summer complexion saver, plus it comes in 11 flattering shades and is vegan friendly too!

Blush is all you need

Bronzer, contour and highlighter are all great products, but in hot weather when your skin is more prone to oiliness, you want to keep things simple. A highly pigmented blush is all you need to give your face a youthful glow and some definition. The Code8 Blush Palette is an easy-to-blend powder with a silky almost weightless feel, that can swirl onto your cheeks for a pop of colour that never feels cakey. Thanks to its Knead Technology it melts perfectly into your makeup for a subtle and extremely natural look, and can even be used as an eyeshadow too. 

Prefer a creamy blush that melts seamlessly into the skin? Try the Code8 5 Secs Lip & Cheek Express Colour. These intensely hydrating crayons give a long-lasting sheer wash of colour, simply apply them directly to your cheek and use your finger to blend outwards.

Protect your pout

In summer, dehydration, high UV rays and excessive heat can cause your lips to become dry and flakey, so keep them soft with the Code8 AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm. Packed with a powerful blend of Vitamins E, A and F this easy-to-apply crayon will stimulate collagen production as well as protect your lips from environmental stresses and signs of ageing. With three shades to choose from, it's perfect for popping in your handbag when you’re heading out for a day in the sun.

Finish with fluttery lashes

Thick mascara is a big no no in summer. To get a dramatic eye look that never runs down your face when the temperature rises, try the Code8 Lash Sophisticate Lengthening Mascara. It’s buildable, long-wearing formula is enriched with Vitamins E and A to protect your lashes from damage, plus its smudge-proof and just one coat is all you need to get pretty fluttering lashes. Its bottle is entirely made of glass too - so it can easily be recycled. 

Now you’ve learnt about the ultimate summer skincare routine all that’s left to do is update your routine next time you get ready, try a spring/summer 2021 fashion trend and enjoy a fabulous new season look.

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