5 Skincare Must Have In Your Summer Survival Pack

Survive the summer with these 5 skincare must haves!

What's a beauty summer survival pack?  It's all the essentials to keep your skin healthy and glowing no matter the heat.  

We know that healthy skin starts with smart sun protection, but there's a bit more to it when you're enjoying the great outdoors.  The heat can be irritating and drying to the skin, sweating and what you use to wipe your sweat off during a hike can cause more dirt to build on your skin, and we can't forget about the other parts of our bodies, like our lips that tends to get chapped in heat. So, here are 5 products to have inside your summer skin survival pack to keep you and your skin protected and feeling fresh!


Japanese sunscreens

This is a given!  Block out harmful sun rays with sunscreens is one of the best way to prevent skin damages. When it comes to your face and body, look for sunblocks that are SPF50 or higher and with a PA of four “+”.  The stronger the protection the better off your skin will be especially when you’re laying out in the sun.  It’s also important to reapply frequency during peak hours of the sun and the best way to make it easier to reapply, add a sunscreen spray!  (Don't forget about the rest of your exposed body as well!)

Refresh Wipes

Biore Refresh Wipes

Sweat and heat makes the skin sticky and feeling gross and that’s where these Biore Refreshing Wipes come in!   It’s not called refresh wipes for no reason, it’s cooling effect and citrus scent makes them a must have for outdoor activities.  Especially during this time, we want to keep our hands away from our face along with dirty items.  When you’re feeling hot and sweaty, gently press the wipe on your face and body to remove dirt and sweat off the skin while cooling you off from the heat. 

Lip Balm

Yuzu Lip Balm

Have you notice your lips getting dry and chapped when you’re out and about or in the sun?   Lips don’t contain oil glands like other parts of the skin. This means lips are more susceptible to drying out and becoming chapped (cracked).  Staying hydrated by drinking more water and applying lip balm are key to smooth lips for the summer.  Daily Aroma Yuzu Lip Cream is one of our favorites for summer from it's refreshing citrus scent to its nourishing Yuzu benefits, it's a must have in your summer survival pack. 

Blotting Papers

Blotting Papers Japan

Blotting papers are a must have in Japan and has been for centuries as a beauty tool to refresh the face without ruining a makeup face.  It was used by performers to gently soak up sweat and excess shine from and in between performances.  Yojiya Blotting Papers have been around for ages and has been perfected since then to absorb oil and sweat to keep your face clean and refreshed.  20 Sheets of shine free skin? I'm in! (Yojiya blotting papers are a special treat from Kyoto and only available in Japan and on the Yoku Glow, while supplies last.)

Face and Body Mist 

Thermal Spring Water Facial Spray

When you live or visit in an environment that is hot and dry, facial mists and sprays makes the heat a bit more bearable for the skin and for you.  When you're hiking in the middle of the day or out exploring Joshua Tree, the skin get's irritated by the heat and dryness, you can feel your skin getting tighter and red.  How to solve for this? Avene Thermal Spring Water is refreshing, moisturizing, soothing and has many uses. It is naturally rich in minerals and antioxidants, to nourish and provide relief when the skin is feeling irritated from outside factors like heat and pollution. 

Another way to keep cool without purchasing facial spray is to make your own.  Purchase a small spray bottle and fill it with 1/4 of your toner and the rest with distilled or filtered water. You can spray as you go to keep your skin moisturized and cool in the heat.  

What to have in your summer skin survival pack?

Summer Skincare Products

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Refresh Wipes
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Blotting Papers
  5. Facial and Body Spray
  6. Hat 
  7. Sunglass
  8. Tumbler (Keep water cool) 

There you have it, all the items we have in our beauty summer survival pack. This is how we are surviving the summer heat while protecting our skin.  We would love to hear some of your tips on how you keep your skin cool and protected in the summer, get social with us @theyokuglow!

Stay safe and healthy!

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