Transitioning through seasons is never easy on your skin. In particular, the spring-to-summer transition can be tricky because the change is gradual and feels just incrementally warmer, versus the shock you get when one day you wake up and it’s a full-blown cold, dry winter. Maybe that’s why some studies show that 80% of your skin’s yearly damage comes from the summer months—I blame the transitional season for not preparing us for the mercilessly hot days when you have to do whatever it takes to stay sun-protected.
Ahead, you’ll find some of the best tips I picked up from skin-savvy Korean women around me over the last 15 years. Hopefully, they’ll help you transition your skincare routine before the full-blown heat sets in. Without further ado, keep scrolling to see five summer skincare tips every Korean knows!