With the change of seasons, experiencing skin flare ups is normal. With such stark changes in the weather, our bodies don’t always know how to respond. So, as spring comes to a close and summer charges full steam ahead, finding products that provide a natural glow is more critical now than before.
The Ordinary is a new and affordable skincare line that allows us to flaunt our beautiful new skin, while also saving money for our upcoming summer getaways. Their creators strive to use the best ingredients and have eliminated animal testing completely. Their website lists many different regimens, so the buyers can customize their daily skincare routines and fix imperfections as they come.
For the summer, VALLEY recommends five products by The Ordinary that will likely change your skincare game in the near future.
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ($5.99)
This product is designed to reduce the appearance of blemishes. You can apply it in the morning and at night before heavy moisturizers to revitalize your skin and zap those annoying zits!
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($6.80)
Use this product if your skin is feeling dry and dull. Its purpose is to infuse moisture into the skin. HA is a great product to help reinforce that dewy summer glow.
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% ($7.90)
This brightening product will singlehandedly smooth out the texture of your skin. It is coupled well with the after-effects of a day at the beach, as its formula brightens and tightens. It also helps get rid of existing blemishes and prevents new ones from appearing.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ($7.20)
In just 10 minutes, your skin will be beautifully exfoliated and clean with this product. It will help clear your pores and allow your skin to radiate. This product can be extremely strong for those who do not have much experience with chemical peels, so VALLEY recommends that you start by leaving this product on for only two minutes and increasing with each use.
Salicylic Acid 2% Solution ($5.30)
This product can be applied directly onto blemishes to get rid of them overnight. Salicylic acid is the top ingredient in most acne face washes, but it is best utilized directly as a solution. If you are having trouble maintaining clear skin, this is the product for you!
Trying out new skincare products can sometimes be challenging, especially when you don’t know exactly what is in the product. However, brands like The Ordinary make it very easy and clear cut, and the affordable prices are also a plus.
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