Summer is here and you know what that means…time to show off your glowing, summer-ready skin! Here at Current State we’re all about intuitive thinking when it comes to your daily skincare routine, and as the temperatures change, so do our skincare needs. \nTo help you achieve that OMG-worthy luminosity, we’ve put together a list of the top five skincare tips to keep your skin healthy, nourished, and ready for the sunny season. Let’s glow: \n\n1. It Starts with Cleansing: \n\n\n\n\nKeeping your skin clean is essential, especially during the summer when sweat, pollutants, and excess oil can clog your pores – we’re talking to you breakouts. Opt for a gentle cleanser that removes impurities without stripping away natural oils or stressing out your skin barrier. Cleanse your face 1-2x a day to maintain a fresh canvas for your skincare routine. \n\n\nCS Recommends: Balancing Gel Cleanser w\/ Strawberry + Probiotics \n\n\n\n\n 2. Hello, Exfoliation: \n\n\n\n\nRegular exfoliation is key to achieving a luminous complexion. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and allows your skincare products to penetrate more effectively. For both face and body, choose a gentle exfoliator suitable for your skin type and use it 1-2 times a week (if masks, peels etc) or even daily (in a cleanser!) to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. \n\n\nCS Recommends: Exfoliating Cleanser w\/ Salicylic Acid + Green Tea \n\n\n\n\n3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: \n\n\n\n\nHydration, both internally and externally, is crucial for healthy, glowing skin, especially in the summer heat. Use a fast-absorbing serum that provides ample hydration without feeling heavy on your skin. Pro-tip: look for serums with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and lightweight oils that help lock in moisture. \n\n\nCS Recommends: Hydrating Serum w\/ Hyaluronic Acid + Arnica \n\n\n\n\n 4. Don’t Skip Out on Your Actives \n\n\n\n\nEven though you’re increasing your time in the sun, don’t eliminate the heavy hitters like retinol and vitamin C in your routine. They’re essential for antioxidant support and skin renewal – two key players in maintaining even-looking skin tone and smoother texture. Vitamin C in the morning and retinol in the evening will have you glowing in no time. \n\n\nCS Recommends: Brightening Serum w\/ Vitamin C + Super Greens and Renewing Serum w\/ Encapsulated Retinol + Marula Oil\n\n\n\n\n 5. You Still Need to Moisturize \n\n\n\n\nMoisturizers are essential no matter the time of year – it’s just about swapping out the ones you feel might be too heavy or greasy for summer. Rather than avoid them altogether (which is a no-no for skin barrier function), opt for lighter-weight gel creams during summer months so it doesn’t feel like a burden to keep skin refreshed and nourished. \n\n\nCS Recommends: Gel Cream w\/ Aloe Vera + Algae\n\n\n\n \nNow, before we go, we have one more bonus tip that can never be ignored – summertime or otherwise. In fact, it’s the ultimate key to an enviable glow and, most importantly, healthy skin… SHIELD YOURSELF FROM THE SUN! \nWhile sunscreen is undoubtedly important, there are a few additional ways to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Opt for wide-brimmed hats, wear your favorite sunglasses, and seek shade during peak hours to minimize direct sun exposure. Yes, a tan looks nice but take extra precautions whenever you can to keep yourself protected and defended. After all, there’s always bronzer and self-tanner, right? \nAre any of the products or glowy skin hacks we mentioned here already in your current rotation? Share your Skintuitive Routine and favorite Summertime Tips on Instagram or TikTok and tag us @currentstateofbeauty.