It’s always important to take good care of your skin, especially during the summer. The weather changes, it’s hot, it’s humid, and it affects our skin. So, here are the best products you can use to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy throughout this summer.
1. Dark Angels Face and Body Scrub
The first step to having healthy, glowing skin, is to exfoliate, and this black sugar and charcoal exfoliant will work wonders on your skin. Your skin will be left feeling baby smooth and matte. It’s ingredients help to prevent breakouts and leave your skin feeling nourished. As a bonus, LUSH is a completely cruelty-free brand and packages their products in recycled containers.
Promising review: “Love using this as a skin exfoliant and detox about twice a week. It is messy and dark, so just be careful when you are using it. It can also leave residual dark marks on your face, but a good face moisturizer easily dilutes it.”
“Love this product! I got a sample because I wanted to try before I bought it. I have been using it once a week and it makes my face feel so clean and so soft! And I actually love the smell! It smells clean and makes your face feel tingly while you’re using it. Definitely going to purchase!”
2. Vitamin C Serum
When it comes to brightening up dark spots and pigmentation issues, Vitamin C will be your absolute best friend. The good news is that Vitamin C is incredibly easy to integrate into your skincare regimen, just apply a few drops each morning before your moisturizer. One of the highest-rated Vitamin C serums is Mario Badescu’s. It’s lightweight but powerful.
Promising Review: “I rarely leave reviews, but this serum really impressed me. I have very sensitive skin (sometimes textured in places), dry, and acne-prone skin making it hard to find products that can keep the acne at bay without over-drying. I got this in a sample bag from Ulta and have been using it for about 2 weeks now. I already have a full-size bottle on the way! This serum has not only started to clear up my sporadic acne, but it’s starting to lighten the awful scaring I have on my cheeks. I’ve noticed that my skin tone is more even and feels much smoother. The best part is that it’s NOT super drying, I can’t wait to see results after a few months of use. Also, I use this every night even though the bottle says every other night!”
3. Gummy Vitamins
If you’re looking for something you don’t have to necessarily use on your face, this is a good alternative. Glow Sweet Glow vitamin gummies contain Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C and E, locking moisture into your skin and stimulating collagen production.
Promising review: “My skin is quite dry with age (64). I don’t take many supplements & was really amazed to see results in more supple skin with significantly less dryness. I am very happy with it and recommend it.”
“I got a bottle of these from Beautyfix and gave them a shot because why not? I didn’t really think anything of it day to day until I got through a whole week of PMS and didn’t have a single breakout. Usually, I’ll get a hormonal breakout resulting in some deep pimples. This month… nothing. Tastes good too! I will definitely repurchase!”
4. The Super Duo
Glossier’s Super Duo set includes two vitamin-infused serums that pair together to hydrate and brighten your skin. The Super Bounce has both Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 which has an amazing moisturizing effect. The Super Glow has both Vitamin C and Magnesium to energize and even out your skin. By using these products together, you’ll get amazing results and healthier, glowing skin.
Promising review: “I use both serums during the day and night. I’ve only been using a week, but I can already tell a difference in my complexion. It’s brighter and definitely has a glow to it! Since using all my Glossier products my face has gone a complete 360. It is now the most hydrated and nourished I believe it has ever been!”
“Received both of these about three weeks ago. My skin has been glowing ever since! Especially impressed with how long super glow lasts through a full day of sweating.”
5. Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
This sleeping mask acts as a deep moisturizer or can be used as a mask (to rinse off) for sensitive skin types. The mask contains watermelon extract to hydrate and soothe irritation, hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin, and AHAs that gently exfoliate, and Peony Root to brighten and soothe skin.
Promising review: “Ok ok, so I caved and finally tried this product after hearing so many good reviews, and I have to say, now I understand why so many people rave about it. I have super dry skin and I often struggle to find moisturizers that really provide enough moisture for what my skin needs. This honestly has been so great. I now wake up in the morning and my face is SMOOTH! It’s amazing! I really haven’t found another moisturizer like it. There is a lot of product in the jar so I expect it to last a while, but I will definitely be repurchasing once it’s near its end. Highly recommend for all my other dry skin ladies and gentlemen!”
“I bought this product a year ago. I use this about once or twice a week. When I wake up my skin looks extra dewy and it just glows. I love this product.”
6. MaxGlow Serum and Primer
This serum can be used with or without makeup. The Aveeno Positively Radiant brand offers this product to create a glowing, smooth canvas for makeup while brightening your skin as a multi-tasking face primer and serum. Because the serum is a fast-absorbing formula, it goes on light and locks in moisture for brighter, more radiant skin (just ask Jennifer Anniston).
Promising review: “Overall very satisfies with this product. Tried it after recommended by Good Housekeeping. I feel like I can tell my skin is brighter and glowy. The smell is fantastic. I see multiple comments on the packaging and totally agree the lid is so wasteful. I will be trying the suggested putting a finger over the hole instead. My husband uses it sometimes and even likes it!”
“I love this product, it’s moisturizing and makes my makeup look more natural and helps it stay on for longer periods. For those COMPLAINING about the bottle, it’s not the greatest design BUT you can definitely use it so the liquid doesn’t spill or get wasted. OPEN CAP. PUT FINGER OVER OPENING, SHAKE. NO mess! I love this product and will continue to use.”
Sunscreen is just as important as any other step in your skincare regime. It’s important to take care of your skin and protect it. Sunscreen will slow aging effects on the skin and will keep your skin healthier in the long run. I would recommend the Pacifica one because it’s both vegan and cruelty-free! (Plus, it smells amazing!) Their sunscreen contains Vitamin C, Sea minerals, Aloe, and Ashwagandha.
Promising review: “One of the very few sunblocks that don’t make me break out! Leaves my skin feeling so soft.”
“I LOVE this serum! Hear me out, it smells like a really healthy spinach and cucumber smoothie. It feels moisturizing but not greasy and for how much SPF is in it I don’t see a white cast on my face.”
“This face serum/sunscreen is perfect! No white cast at all, sinks in perfectly and makes my face feel soft. I don’t even feel like I am wearing SPF at all. Also, love the subtle scent!”
8. Fenty Highlighter
Of course, the last and final touch to make your skin glow is highlighter. Honestly, all of the Fenty highlighters will do the trick, they all work wonders. However, a crowd favorite is the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo. “You can use this on any part of your face—your eyes, your cheeks, your nose bridge, your collarbone. I like to use it on my body as well because it’s such a high sheen. You look at it and think, ‘is it going to deliver? … is it going to deliver? Then—BAM!—it delivers!” – Rihanna.
Promising review: “I believe I bought this product about a month ago and the pay-off is phenomenal. One side is more of a natural glam while the other is for a more for a BAM factor. I personally love combining them for a multi-dimensional effect. I will be purchasing again!”
“I bought this a month ago as an early Christmas present for myself and I love it. The highlighter is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. I would definitely recommend this as a gift or even for yourself!! As far as shipping, it was pretty fast. I ordered it on a Friday and received it the following Wednesday.”
Having glowing skin is a must during summer, so I hope with some of these products you can feel confident in your healthy and glowing skin. With any products you purchase, know that exfoliation, Vitamin C, moisturization, sunscreen, and highlighter are the keys to achieving your perfect skin goals.
As always, leave any questions or comments below! Have you tried any of these products? Let us know in the comments!
I’m from Long Beach, CA and I’m currently a student at Villanova University, pursuing a major in Communications with a double minor in Psychology and Spanish. I started writing articles in the fall of 2019 and fell in love with writing, hopefully, you’ll enjoy my articles just as much as I do!