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The Ordinary: Why It’s Essential In Your Summer Skincare Routine

We all look forward to the warm sunny days of Summer. But with the 80º degree weather finally starting to kick in, it’s the most important time of year to take care of your skin. Everyone looks forward to the time of year where we can go to the pool or the beach or just enjoy time in the outdoors. But with that comes the frustration of oil build-ups that lead to blemishes and no one wants that.

With skincare, we automatically assume products costing hundreds of dollars that break the bank. Here to change the game is the brand: The Ordinary. The Ordinary is a dermatologist and skin care professional recommended brand with a variety of high- quality products that all fall under $20, most of which stay below $10, revolutionizing the way we think about skincare.

Although the price of these products is very enticing, the product names are not for the untrained eye and can be a little intimidating. The Ordinary prides itself on its scientific and transparent approach to skincare and the product names make that very clear. But not to worry we are here to help. Below is a list of the most recommended products and how they can help you achieve that beautiful glowing summer skin.

1. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Price: $6

This serum is a must in the summer skincare routine. The main ingredient, Niacinamide, counteracts oily skin and reduces dark spots on the face. The heat this time of year causes an overproduction of sweat, which can lead to blemishes and breakouts. The product also has a brightening agent to keep the skin glowing while reducing surface oils. This agent calms redness and irritated skin, which is ideal for this time of year with the common sunburn always looming.

2. Lactic Acid 10% * HA 2%

Price: $7

This lightweight everyday serum is great for people with sensitive skin. Similar to Glycolic acid, a harsher exfoliant, this lactic acid-based serum gently dissolves dead skin particles on the surfaced of the face. Making this product ideal to cleanse the face of the impurities that can be caused by spending time outside on a hot day, preventing future blemishes and skin irritation.

3. AHA 30% + BHA 2%

Price: $7

Last but certainly not least, this product has received high praise from skincare professionals all around. Everyone is raving about this mask. This mask contains chemical agents that help to peel this skin. It has been proven to reduce acne scarring and skin debris by going deep into the pores. This once a week product is perfect for people with acne-prone and oily skin, especially during the summer when these conditions hit a peak with the elements present in the climate.

All products can be purchased directly through the brand site or participating beauty retailers


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