Skincare SparkNotes: Easy Ways to Improve Your Skin This Summer

In our new series, Skincare SparkNotes, we’re going to break down your most burning skincare questions in easy, digestible pieces of information. Similar to when you “read” The Taming of the Shrew in high school (we’re not judging), our Skincare SparkNotes cards will help to quickly lay out all the key information you need to know on the subject. Except instead of “cutting corners,” per se, this series brings you fast, definitive answers to your skincare problems so you can get back to your regularly scheduled programming.

This week, we’re talking summer skincare and how to tailor your routine to the inferno-like heat. Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields (the co-creators of Rodan + Fields skincare) laid out four things you need to know to get your skin glowing this summer (and not the kind caused by oily skin). Keep scrolling to learn more!

“Skin type does change during the summer. Almost everyone’s skin gets oilier during the summer. You want to rethink your moisturizer (unless you are in a super-dry climate) as summertime heat is going to cause sebaceous glands to crank out more oil. The heat—and especially humidity—can bring out the shiny T-zone in all of us,” they explain.

Wondering what the best sunscreen for your skin type is? Check out our definitive SPF guide.