Ultimate Summer Skincare Routine: A Comprehensive Guide for All Skin Types

Ultimate Summer Skincare Routine: A Comprehensive Guide for All Skin Types

Summers can be extra hard on your skin and sun tan is not the only problem in summers. Excessive sweating, clogged pores, sun damage, maintaining hydration, all these skin problems need to be on the top of your mind. 

Don’t worry, we have a comprehensive summer skincare routine for you that will resolve all these skin problems at the same time.

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or combination skin, every skin type needs different care during summers. This is why you should have separate skin care routine for dry skin in summer, a different summer skin care routine for oily skin, and different summer skin care routine for combination skin

In this blog, we will explore a suitable skincare routine for summers for all skin types, along with an elaborate morning and night-time routine for you to follow. Moreover, you will also find tips to maintain a healthy and glowing skin in the summers. Intrigued? Keep reading.

Daily Morning Skincare Routine for Summer

Morning skincare is very essential for your skin, especially if you are going out. Check out this comprehensive morning skincare routine for summers. Religiously follow this routine everyday and you will see the difference in a month.

  1. Cleansing 

Cleaning your skin is the first step to your skincare routine and this step remains the same for all seasons. Start your day with a gentle cleanser to remove sweat, oil, and impurities accumulated overnight. Wash your face with room temperature water to gently cleanse the pores. Opt for a face wash with active ingredients like salicylic acid, retinol, or vitamin C to get extra benefits during this step. You can check out Eartharaga’s Salicylic acid + coffee face wash to hydrate your skin while gently cleansing it.

  1. Toning 

Toning is an essential step to balance your skin's pH levels, close open pores, and prepare it for the next steps. Use mild toners with natural ingredients like green tea or rose water. Avoid toners with alcohol as they dry out the skin cells.

  1. Serum 
  • Now, apply a lightweight serum according to your skin type. 
  • If you have dry skin, go for hyaluronic acid serum to get extra hydration. 
  • If you have oily or combination skin, you should use glycolic acid serum or Earthraga's AHA+BHA+PHA serum for oil & acne control. You can also use Vitamin C serum to protect against sun damage and brighten your complexion.
  • Pat the serum gently into your skin and wait for it to get absorbed.
  1. Moisturising 

You might feel like skipping moisturiser in summers, but it is very crucial to lock the moisture into your skin. Use Ear a non-comedogenic moisturiser to keep your skin nourished without feeling greasy. You can check out Earthraga’s bakuchiol day cream to keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and radiant throughout the day. 

If you have oily skin, you can use aloe vera gel as a moisturiser.

  1. Sunscreen 

This is the most important step in your summer skincare routine. Whether you are going out or staying at home, do not skip sunscreen. Apply a generous amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen like the Earthraga’s Ubtan+Turmeric Sunscreen SPF 50 15 minutes before sun exposure. You should reapply every two hours, especially if swimming or sweating. If not, at least reapply it every time to step in the sun.

  • Light Makeup
  • Do not use heavy makeup, especially foundation and powder, as this will block the pores and cause breakouts. Instead, apply a light bb cream or skip the base completely. Choose a moisturising lipstick to keep your lips hydrated and soft.

  • Hydration
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water and using a facial mist with hydrating ingredients like rosewater.

    Follow this morning summer skincare routine to get a glowing skin even in the summer.

    Evening Skincare Routine: Steps to Restore and Rejuvenate

    It is important to prepare your skin to heal itself during the night, before you go to sleep. If you go to sleep with makeup on your skin, or oil clogging your pores, you might experience breakouts, acne, blackheads, and even fine lines.

    Follow this simple and easy evening summer skincare routine to get healthy skin:

    1. Cleansing 

    After coming home, this should be the first thing to do. Cleanse your face to remove the sunscreen, sweat, dirt and pollutants accumulated during the day. Use lukewarm water to open the pores, so that your skin can absorb the serums better. We would suggest using a retinol-based face wash in the evening, followed by our retinol serum, because retinol will get ample amount of time to act on your skin. 

    1. Toning

    Just like morning, follow up with a toner in the evening as well to refresh and balance your skin.

    1. Treatment

    Use a targeted treatment like retinol serum to reverse signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. If you are just starting to use retinol, use it 3 times a day, and gradually increase the frequency. You can also use a hydrating mask to replenish moisture overnight. 

    1. Moisturiser

    Apply a lightweight, hydrating night cream like Earthraga’s skin reviving bakuchiol night cream to lock in moisture while your skin repairs itself overnight. 

    Tips for Maintaining Skin Health for All Skin Types in Summer

    Here are some additional skincare tips for summer for maintaining your skin health:

    1. Exfoliate your skin using a gentle scrub twice or thrice a week. This will remove the dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores.
    2. Use a hydrating or soothing mask once a week to replenish the moisture in your skin. 
    3. Apply an eye cream with antioxidants and peptides to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
    4. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from within. Also ensure that you eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and seasonal vegetables to support healthy skin.
    5. Sleep is very important for the overall health of your skin, as skin repairs itself while you sleep. Get enough sleep to allow your skin to regenerate and repair itself.
    6. Dip your face in ice water in the morning to reduce puffiness and dark circles.


    At Earthraga, we believe in the power of natural ingredients. We meticulously craft our natural skincare products using powerful natural ingredients. We prioritise transparency, providing full ingredient lists to empower you in making informed decisions about your skincare routine.

    FAQs on Skincare Tips for Summer

    1. How do you control summer acne?

    Add cleansing and toning into your summer skincare routine if you have summer acne. Clean your face at least twice a day. 

    1. Why is summer skincare important?

    Skin needs extra hydration during summers, along with sun protection. This is why it is important to have a summer skin care routine for combination skin. 

    1. How does skin glow in summer?

    You can check out our specific skincare tips for summer for more details.