The 10 Commandments of Summer Skin Care

Skincare / July 8, 2013

10 Commandments Of Summer Skin Care

We know that  summer, with its soaring temps, high humidity, and damaging UV rays, can be the most difficult time of the year for your skin. But it doesn’t have to be.

Our 10 Commandments of Summer Skin Care will help you maneuver your way through the scorching months to come. Abide by the following decrees, and thou shall be able to manage thy oily skin, damaged hair, and melting makeup without too much distress.[hr]


Thou shall wear sunscreen daily, and apply extra sunscreen throughout the day, when at the beach or exposed to the sun for a long period of time.



Thou shall use a daily moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture, SPF 15


Thou shall also protect thine hair from the sun, with a protectant spray, sun hat, or both.

Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave In Conditioner


If thou hast oily skin, thou shall wash daily with an oil-free cleanser and use an oil-free moisturizer.Kiehls Oil Free Cleanser


Oily skin sufferers shall forgo using a dewy-skin-inducing illuminator and opt instead for a mattifying primer to put on pre-makeup.

Sephora Anti Shine Foundation Primer


Thou shall try to wear as little makeup as possible, and use an ultra-lightweight foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer. Thou shall also use a waterproof under eye concealer and mascara.

Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation


Thou shall always carry blotting papers in their pocket or purse.

Boscia Blotting Linens


Thou shall replace their heavy, matte lipstick with a moisturizing, tinted balm.

Lancome Baume In Love


Thou shall use a moisturizing facemask once a week (if thou hast oily skin, use a clay-based mask that absorbs oil and helps shrink pores) to keep skin balanced and fresh. For fun, thou can keep said mask in the fridge for a wonderfully cooling facial.

Dr Hauschka Moisturizing Mask


Thou shalt exfoliate thy body regularly, to keep it smooth, free of dead skin cells, and to prevent unsightly ingrown hairs, especially in thy bikini area.


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Susan Linney
Susan Linney
Susan is a freelance writer, born and raised in NYC and currently based in Brooklyn. She’s the senior beauty editor for Meets Obsession, and also writes for online publications such as, and The Huffington Post. Susan had a serious candle hoarding issue that she has no plans to address. She’s currently obsessed with Marc Jacobs’ new beauty line, her black Zara moto jacket, and Aaron Paul.

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