Many of us have experienced mistakenly choosing the wrong moisturizer for the hot and humid summer weather and it felt like the product was melting off our face. If you’re in the market for a lightweight moisturizer, it might seem nearly impossible to narrow down your extensive options short of just grabbing a random product off the shelf and calling it a day, but that’s not something you want to do if you want the best for your skin. With that said, let’s talk about just some of the tips to keep in mind when it’s time for you to choose a lightweight moisturizer.
Read Online Reviews
Reading online reviews is one of the best indications for learning what you can likely expect from a lightweight moisturizer. You’ll want to read through several reviews, check out the ratings, and look for reviews that were written fairly recently, such as in the past six months or so. Pay careful attention to ones that state how the product felt on their skin especially during the summer months.
Read the Product Packaging
Before you buy any new lightweight moisturizer, take the time to read the product packaging. Read the warnings, the ingredients, how you’re supposed to go about applying and using the moisturizer on your skin, and more. You’ll also want to check that it’s ideal for your skin type which is pretty important for the product to work optimally. Ideally, your lightweight moisturizer should come with an SPF of 30+ as well.
Do a Patch Test
We get that a patch test is sort of a pain when you just want to try out your product, but we promise that it can be worth it for the sake of your skin. The summer months are all about getting out and enjoying yourself. Do you really want to find out while you’re out just trying to have a good time that your skin and your lightweight moisturizer aren’t compatible? Talk about a buzzkill.
Do a Test Run
As previously mentioned, moisturizer running down your face and feeling uncomfortable in the hot summer weather isn’t exactly the most enjoyable of experiences which is why it can be beneficial to do a test run before you wear the product out for an extended period of time. Want to know if it’s going to stand up to real life summer weather? Give it a try when you know you’re only going out for a little while, such as out to run errands for an hour or so, rather than when you’re going to be out for several hours. Does it truly feel lightweight and comfortable on your skin? If so, you’re good to go, but if not, at least you know and you can try a different lightweight moisturizer that might be a better option for you.
If you have any skin conditions that you’re being treated for, it’s a good idea to speak to your dermatologist before you switch up your lightweight moisturizer. They can likely provide an option that would potentially be a good fit for your skin so that can take a bit of guesswork out of your shopping experience.