Hydrating your skin should be a part of your summer skin care goals. Even the healthiest skin needs constant nourishment, especially in extreme humidity. If you consistently work or play outdoors, you also need something to draw out the grime and oil.
If you’re looking for something a little more indulgent than your regular facial cleanser, let us make the case for multitasking cleansing balms. They are basically super creamy emulsifying agents that simultaneously hydrate your skin and keep it clean. And they’re safer than your standard soap or gel cleanser.
“Cleansing balms hydrate and soothe without stripping your skin of essential moisture. They remove dirt and makeup while also moisturizing. They’re cleansers with a creamy consistency, and should be soap-free and sulfate-free,” dermatologist Dr. Timm Golueke informed Glamour.
Plus, they’re gentler than cleansing creams or gels so you can use them to prep your skin while keeping it hydrated. Here are your best bets for flawless summer skin.