Summer Skin Prep: 10 Skin Care Products You Need Now

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With Summer and warmer weather right around the corner, summer skin prep is top of mind.

Now is the perfect time to shed those extra layers of dead skin cells that built up over the winter and spring to reveal your healthiest and brightest skin for summer. There are a slew of products to cleanse exfoliate, hydrate and brighten skin, but there are definitely skin care products that are best to use now — the time that falls at the end of spring through summer.

Summer Skin Prep: 10 Skin Care Products You Need Now

Here are 10 skin care products you need now to get your skin prepped and primed, looking its best just in time for summer.

Summer Skin Prep: 10 Skin Care Products You Need Now
  1. Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Hydra Burst Gel Lotion - This gel-to-water moisturizer uses a trio of specialized mushrooms to not only give skin an instant burst of hydration, the formula greatly calms skin as it helps reduce redness. The lighter formula is great for this time of year and calming formula is essential in hotter temps.

  2. pixi On-The-Glow Multi-Use Moisture Stick - This lightweight hydrating stick is obviously great for on-the go, but it is a highly effective and unique moisturizing product. It is formulated with antioxidants and skin soothing moisturizers that make it great for outdoor use.

  3. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum - This potent antioxidant day serum is packed with essential nutrients, fruit enzymes, and a specific peptide provides similar benefits of vitamin D. It’s the perfect time of year to add this serum to your regimen to firm and brighten the skin, while fighting off photo damage from the environment.

  4. SK-II Facial Essence Treatment - This is not ordinary toner a.k.a. a facial essence, this is the iconic essence like no other, and if there was ever a time to add it to your regimen, it is now with the spring limited edition that has features an artistic representation of SK-II’s signature ingredient PITERA™. The essence, in fact, is formulated with over 90 percent PITERA™ which is a bio-ingredient to help renew skin, boost moisture and radiance, and combat signs of aging.

  5. Glyderm Cream 5 - This extra-gentle nighttime face cream provides the correct balance of hydration and exfoliation making it perfect for summer skin prep. When using each night, skin looks brighter and healthier as skin is lightly exfoliated as it is hydrated. There are two other strengths available as well.

  6. pixi Glow Tonic Serum - This lightweight serum makes my skin feel incredible as soon as I apply it. Knowing what it does, makes this serum perfect for now. This new serum exfoliates, hydrates and nourishes with a gentle blend of skin hydrators and glycolic acid.

  7. Sunday Riley Good Genes All In One Lactic Acid Treatment - Formulated with powerful strength lactic acid, this all-in-one AHA treatment works in a gentle way on the skin but provides effective results. It exfoliates the skin to give it a clear, smooth and refined appearance.

  8. Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser - This cleanser gives skin a pick-me-up and it’s spot on for summer. It is energy-boosting with a great smell, but it does a lot more. This cleanser exfoliates the skin, refines skin’s texture, and revitalizes the skin to leave it looking smooth and radiant.

  9. IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Gel Lotion - This lightweight gel moisturizer seemingly turns into water as it sinks into skin. Once absorbed, it leaves skin feeling hydrated, soft and smooth with just the perfect amount of moisture for this time of year.

  10. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel - This exfoliating peel uses Lactic and Salicylic Acid to help smooth and brighten the look of skin. It’s an effective winter-skin exfoliant.

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.