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breakout-free summer skincare routine

Our Social Editor’s Breakout-Proof Summer Skin Routine

Multiple cleansers, a mask, and the all-time best SPF.

By: Ivanna Martinez

So summer slowly creeped up on me. And now this weekend marks the unofficial start to the season: longer nights, summer Fridays, a total wardrobe and beauty routine refresh. Suddenly everything I wear on my body and face just feels heavy. Even though I’m now dealing with another set of problems than I did in the winter (it’s “dewy” until it’s just plain old sweaty!), I prefer it. The key is good cleansers, lighter moisturizers, and bumping up my SPF. Here are my top six picks to keep this face healthy through the heat of the season.


Eve Lom Cleanser: I always double-cleanse, starting with an oil-based cleanser to help break down dirt and makeup. I like the smell of this one and the whole spa process that comes with it. First, I warm up the balm in my fingertips for five seconds, then gently massage it into my face. Then I warm up the muslin cloth under hot water and press it to my skin to open up my pores before whipping it off. My face is so soft after.

Image Skincare Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser: I do get a lot of wacky breakouts in the summer more so than in winter. I blame it on the sweat and pollution, so I make sure I have some type of cleanser that deep-cleans and treats breakouts. This gel cleanser helps me double-check that I don’t have any dirt or makeup still lingering on my face.

Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask: Growing up playing tennis, I would always get random blackheads on my nose from sweat, the sun, and other outside factors. I actually got this beauty trick from my former coach. I do a weekly pore mask just to make sure I’m really removing all the bad stuff. I’ll apply a thick layer of this mask and then let it dry for 15 minutes before you peel it off. I only do it around my rose, but you can do it wherever you’re noticing larger pores and uncomfortable redness.

Fresh Beauty Rose Face Mask: After a literal “hell pore” mask and the blemish treatment cleanser, my skin feels tight. I like this rose mask by Fresh because it’s a gel, but it still moisturizes. I have very oily skin, so masks and moisturizers that aren’t cream-based are my best friend! I especially like applying this mask after being at the beach all day, like how I’d use aloe vera. It’s perfect for brightening the skin and acne scarring, too.

Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist: Unlike the winter, where I’d apply three different kinds of moisturizers before my sunscreen, summer skin is different. I only apply a few spritzes of face mist as my moisturizer and call it a day.

Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30: I found this product after watching an IG live with Eva Chen, and I’m on my fifth bottle now. I thought, “If she’s running around all over the city, then this sunscreen is probably really long-lasting.” Wearing sunscreen every day is a MUST, but people oftentimes forget to re-apply. Make sure you are reapplying your sunscreen every three to four hours!