GLOWiD's k-beauty summer guide: glow hacks and tips for glow, protection & balance!

GLOWiD's k-beauty summer guide 2024 is here!

Summer is finally here, which means it's time to take extra care of your skin. The sun's strong rays, heat and humidity can affect our skin in many ways, so it's extra important to take care of your skin with the right products and routines adapted to the climate and your skin needs. During the hottest months of the summer, it's important to soothe, strengthen and cool your skin. That's why we're sharing our annual summer blog post with our top tips, glow hacks and products that will be following us everywhere this summer!

Double cleansing
Double cleansing is an important part of your skincare routine all year round, but especially in summer when skin can become oilier. Start with an oil-based cleanser to effectively remove sunscreen, dirt and excess sebum from the skin. Klairs Gentle Black Cleansing Oil is perfect for this step. Then follow up with a water-based cleanser to thoroughly cleanse the skin without drying it out, such as Dr. Ceuracle Tea Tree Cleansing Foam which also helps to balance sebum production.

Double cleansing for lazy days!
In summer, many people want to keep it simple and effective as vacation times are often associated with lazy cozy days. Therefore, we can really recommend a 2-in-1 cleaner, which is both time-saving and effective. In our range you can find this gem: Oil To Foam Cleanser from Make P: rem which is both oil and foam cleanser in one product! This product makes it super easy to remove dirt, sunscreen and makeup. Perfect when space is limited on the beach, in the archipelago or when packing your suitcase. Read more about it here!

Moisture, moisture, moisture...
Replace richer creams with lighter moisturizing creams. Summer means increased heat and humidity, which often means that the skin does not need slightly richer products as it does in colder seasons.

Try applying thin layers of moisturizing toners and essences and patting in several layers, such as Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner or COSRX Hydrium Watery Toner. Or why not apply lightweight gel creams such as Saturday Skin Waterfall Cream. These products contain glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which help to retain moisture in the skin.

Protect yourself from UV rays UV rays are one of the main causes of premature ageing and pigmentation. That's why it's important to always use sunscreen with a high SPF. Here we can highly recommend COSRX Ultra Light Invisible Sun Screen! Not only does it provide effective protection against the sun's harmful rays, but it also has a light texture that absorbs incredibly quickly. This makes it perfect for daily use during the summer. The lightweight formula sinks into the skin without leaving a white film. It doesn't feel sticky and is perfect for all summer occasions.

Important to keep in mind: Make sure your sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. This will help prevent both sunburn and long-term skin damage. To maintain the effectiveness of your sunscreen, reapply it every two hours, especially after sweating or swimming. If you plan to be active, choose a sunscreen that is water resistant! We can highly recommend Dr. Ceuracle Waterproof Regen Sun which contains a full 100 ml and is suitable for the whole family, even the little ones!

Gentle exfoliation for clearer skin
During the summer, warmer temperatures can increase sebum production and dead skin cells can build up. Use a gentle exfoliator a few times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell renewal. Mandelic Acid from By Wishtrend is ideal for this purpose, working to smooth but also antibacterialize the skin.

Here are our tips for exfoliation during the summer:

  1. Choose gentle exfoliants: During the summer, it is recommended to pause its more active ingredients. Instead, choose mild exfoliants such as enzymes or pha acid.

  2. Don't exfoliate too often: Limit exfoliation to 1-2 times a week, preferably in the evening (depending on skin type and condition) to avoid irritating the skin unnecessarily.

  3. Use exfoliating masks or pads: Try products such as the Radiance peeling sleeping pack which gently exfoliates the skin with pha acid and has a moisturizing effect. Or a rinse off mask like this Relief chamomile mask that contains bha derivatives that exfoliate the skin gently but effectively.If you want to use exfoliating pads instead, you can check out COSRX one step green hero calming pad which contains soothing green tea water and exfoliates gently with pha acid.

  4. Follow up with moisturizing: After exfoliation, it is important to moisturize the skin properly. Use moisturizing products containing soothing and strengthening ingredients such as centella asiatica or aloe vera, or apply a cooling or chilled sheet mask to soothe, strengthen and hydrate the skin after exfoliation.

  5. Remember never to exfoliate on sunburned skin!

Cool down and soothe your skin
After a long day in the sun, it can be nice to cool down your skin. Try using a cooling sheet mask such as GLOWiD Aqua + Glow, a moisturizing mask with a wonderful blend of different nourishing ingredients that intensely moisturize the skin, strengthen the barrier and improve skin vitality with a natural glow. Place the mask in the fridge for a few minutes before use for an extra cooling effect that is perfect for calming irritated skin. We have recently launched our GLOWiD Glow + Plump Ice Globe, a tool that cools the skin, reduces swelling and increases blood circulation. The tool is also soothing for irritated skin and reduces redness. Optimal skin temperature is around 31 degrees. At higher temperatures, such as around 36.5 degrees, the skin's sebum production increases and pores can widen. Glow & Plump Ice globe has a long-lasting cooling effect on the skin and helps to achieve balance.

Captureyour skin's natural glow!
To enhance your skin's natural glow during the summer, we highly recommend CLE CCC Cream! With CCC Cream, you can enjoy a radiant summer glow while nourishing and protecting your skin. This CCC Cream works as a primer, BB and CC cream at the same time. Apply it for a light coverage that evens out skin tone and gives a fresh, moisturized finish. With SPF 50 PA+++, it protects your skin from harmful UV rays, making it ideal as part of your daily skincare routine during the summer months. You can also build up the coverage by applying several thin layers. For an extra summery touch, combine CCC Cream with a light highlighter such as CLE Moonlighter Cushion on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow to accentuate your facial features and give a subtle, sun-kissed glow. Finish with a moisturizing mist to set your makeup and give your skin a final boost of moisture.

Hope some of these tips come in handy and that you find new favorites! Have a wonderful summer and do not forget that we are always on DM on Instagram, our chat on the website and at to help you further with your summer skin! 💗🐚🌺🌴

xx Team GLOWiD

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