Best Korean Beauty Products For SummerPosted on 31/01/2019
It’s been a hot summer in Australia and it’s hard not to feel the heat affecting your skin in one way or another. If you stay indoors with the aircon on blast, your skin feels tight and dry. When you’re outdoors trying to cool down by taking a dip in the pool or at the beach, your skin is sweaty, oily and there’s also the possibility of sunburn. So how do we beat the heat? We’ve put together a list of the best Korean beauty & skincare products to get you through summer!
Best Korean Beauty Products For Summer
The Korean skincare & beauty products mentioned below will keep your skin cool, reduce excess sebum and help you take better care of your skin during the hotter months of the year.
Moisturise, even though it’s hot!
Summer makes your skin hot, sweaty and red but just because your skin doesn’t feel “dry”, doesn’t mean you can skip the moisturiser. Keeping the oil and water content in your skin balanced helps prevent your skin from producing excess sebum and in this weather, you don’t want even more oily skin! However, since the humidity is higher in summer, you don’t want to clog your pores or feel even more greasy by using a heavy moisturiser.
Unless your skin is very dry all year round, opt for a lightweight moisturiser like a lotion or gel, when it’s hot. They are usually thinner and lighter in texture compared to creams and absorb into your skin quicker. Lotions like the COSRX Oil Free Ultra Moisturising Lotion (with Birch Sap) is refreshing for oily skin yet also moisturising enough for combination to dry skin types and the Klairs Supple Preparation All Over Lotion is a light moisturiser that can be used on your face, body and hair. Other K beauty cult favourites such as Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel are gel moisturisers that provide soothing care and long lasting hydration.
Sun Protection Is A MUST
Sunscreen is a necessity, even when it’s not sunny outside! Sun protection that is at least SPF50+, protects your skin from UVA & UVB rays in addition to leaving no white cast or greasiness, is the perfect sunscreen. Sun care is not only necessary to avoid sunburn, it also protects your skin and helps prevent pigmentation / dull spots and wrinkles! Luckily, Korean skincare has you covered! All sun care available at Let’s Face It tick these boxes.
Stay Cool With Facial Mists
Facial mists are a great way to replenish hydration in your skin throughout the day. Whether you’re indoors with the aircon making your skin dry, or outside with the heat making your skin red, hot and puffy; facial mists come to the rescue.
COSRX Cooling Aqua Facial Mist is a fine mist that instantly cools down the temperature of your skin whilst delivering ample hydration. Pop it in your bag or leave it in your fridge at work / home. This mist is definitely one of the best Korean beauty products for summer – a must have!
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Korean Cosmetics That Stay Put
Another annoying thing that can happen when it’s hot is your makeup melting off your face. One thing we know for sure is that when Koreans wear makeup, it always looks so flawless, perfect and effortless. Like, do they even sweat? So you can be sure that there is a lot of Korean makeup created to be long lasting, non-clumpy and have buildable coverage.
Enter: Cushion Foundations. Apply foundation to your skin evenly, lightly and carry it around conveniently for any touch ups you may need throughout the day.
The best cushion foundations for the warmer months are the Moonshot Micro Setting Fit Cushion and the Heimish Artless Perfect Cushion. These cushions have weightless formulas, leave a semi-matte / dewy finish, are long lasting and have buildable coverage for those who prefer full coverage foundation. They’re also both SPF50+, providing protection against the sun’s harsh rays.
Another best selling Korean beauty product that’s great for summer is the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. This little beauty helps you reduce any excess sebum production during the day with Jeju Natural Minerals and Mint Extract. Although it comes in a small container with a powder puff, a little goes a long way. You can choose to target oily areas only, or apply over your entire face to set your makeup and keep your skin shine-free.
Cold Sheet Masks
Of course, how can we get through life without sheet masking?! Sheet masks are even better in summer when you can add that extra cooling sensation by keeping them in the fridge. This also helps prolong the active ingredients. There are so many Korean beauty sheet masks that there’s one for every occasion, every season, every skin concern and you can get them for less than $7!! Our favourites for summer include Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Hyaluronic Acid, Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack, Dr Jart+ Cicapair Calming Mask and A’pieu Strawberry Milk Sheet Mask.
Other Honourable Mentions
Finally, there are just some Korean skincare products that are best at making your skin feel amazing when its hot but don’t quite fit in any of the categories above. Here are some honourable mentions:
If you’re new to the world of Korean skin care & beauty, check out one of our previous blog posts where you can find out more about why Korean skin care is becoming so popular here in Australia.
What are some of your summer skin care favourites? Have you been using any of the ones we’ve listed above? Let us know in the comments below!
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