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OMG, vitamin D! 🌞 That’s what your skin is currently screaming now summer is finally here. While warmer weather has sooo many skin benefits (humidity = more moisture = more GLOW), it can also be a tricky time for breakouts and sensitivity – not to mention what the sun can do if we don’t wear SPF. Good thing we've got the experts at The Ordinary on call to give us TIPS! Scroll to see how to keep your skin healthy this season, straight from Joe Basham, The Ordinary’s Science Communications Manager 👨‍🔬
Skincare advice from The Ordinary | ASOS Style Feed

We’re SO excited to talk to you today. Let’s get into it. What does summer *actually* do to your skin?
If we’re talking about benefits, your skin will be more moisturised during summer, due to increased humidity. You may also have increased sebum levels, leading to the 'shine' we associate with warmer weather. But the BIGGEST impact summer has on our skin is more exposure to UV radiation. We’re spending more time outside and the light is stronger, so we need to protect our skin against UV damage.

Noted 📝 So should we be changing our skincare routine for summer?
Have you noticed any changes in your own skin? If not, stick with what’s been working. If you're noticing differences, you may want to think about adapting your routine. If you're dealing with more shine, check out our Glucoside Foaming Cleanser, which helps keep skin clear while respecting its barrier. Our 100% Niacinamide Powder helps mattify skin and minimise oiliness and our Natural Moisturizing Factors + Beta Glucan is perfect for lightweight hydration and barrier support.
Skincare advice from The Ordinary | ASOS Style Feed

*Adds to basket* How can we prevent summer from damaging our skin?
Always use SPF – this is the BEST way to protect yourself. Using a standalone SPF product means you can reapply during the day – every couple of hours ideally, especially if you're sweating or swimming! Look out for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that'll protect against both UVA and UVB rays. And always apply it 20 minutes before heading out – forgetting this step is the no.1 mistake you can make with your summer skincare 🌞
Skincare advice from The Ordinary | ASOS Style Feed

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Ohhh we didn’t know that! Sweat, heat and oily products can mean blemishes are pretty common in summer, too. How can we minimise the likelihood of them popping up?
I’d recommend our Glycolipid Cream Cleanser, a gentle cream-based cleanser that's great at lifting off dirt, sunscreen and makeup. If you like a two-step cleanse, use the Glucoside Foaming Cleanser next to help remove impurities while respecting the skin barrier (it can be used on its own, too).

Then we've got our range of direct acids, which can help reduce the build-up of dead skin cells congesting your pores. Mandelic Acid 10% + HA offers gentle surface exfoliation, while our Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is a great targeted solution for pimples and blocked pores 👏

Can’t wait to try them! Last question: why is The Ordinary a great choice for our summer routines?
Because you can personalise your regimen, from cleansing to moisturising! Plus, our HUGE collection of serums also means you can select technologies that target your concerns – like our Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA for uneven skin tone or the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for blemish-prone skin.