A good moisturiser is essential in any skincare routine. No matter the season or skin type, you need to apply a moisturiser to nourish and maintain your skin’s lipid barrier.

But instead of picking a moisturiser and using the same one throughout the year, you need to switch up the formulas depending on the season. And since the summer sun is shining in all its glory, the best pick for this season would be a lightweight formula that won’t clog the pores and feel sticky or greasy on application.

Here are the best lightweight moisturisers for summers, based on your skin type.

 

1. Oily skin

Oily skin

Oily skin types are the first ones to commit the sin of skipping a moisturiser to avoid feeling greasy. But you should know that doing so will only make your skin produce more oil to make up for the lack of moisture. The best pick for you would be a non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), lightweight and fast-absorbing moisturiser. The Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser ticks all the boxes. Also, it contains pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, glycerin and borage seed oil that provides 12-hour hydration without the sticky and greasy feeling.

 

2. Combination skin

Combination skin

If your T-Zone is oily and cheeks dry, you have combination skin. You need a product that not only hydrates the skin but one that won’t feel too greasy either. The Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser is the perfect pick for you. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, both of which are known for their superior hydrating properties. This lightweight formula gives 24 hours hydration and is suitable for all seasons.

Pro tip: Store the product in the fridge and apply for a supple, healthy glow.

 

3. Dry skin

Dry skin

Dry skin can start to feel inflamed and irritated during summers. This is because your skin lacks the essential hydration to protect itself from the harsh summer sun, which zaps moisture from the skin. That’s why you need a lightweight but ultra-nourishing formula like the Lakmé Peach Milk Soft Creme Moisturizer. Packed with peach milk extracts, vitamin E and sunflower oil, this non-sticky and soothing product provides 24-hour hydration to keep your skin hydrated and healthy during summers.

 

4. Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin

The summer sun can be particularly harsh on sensitive skin, causing inflammation and redness. You need a moisturiser that is free of baddies and is made up of calming ingredients. A gentle and soothing formula like the Dermalogica Calm Water Gel Moisturiser is the perfect pick for those with sensitive skin. The refreshing gel formula locks in moisture to hydrate, soothe and calm sensitive skin.