“Lighter moisturizers are needed when going into the summer since the Skin produces more of its own natural oils,” Dr. Tanzi says. Still, even lightweight lotions can feel wool-sweater heavy in warm temps. The good news? Options abound. “Hyaluronic gel is best for lightweight hydration,” the derm says, so try looking for a lightweight water cream or gel to hydrate skin without adding extra slick.
“Moving to warmer weather, you want to eliminate any part of the formulation which will clog pores, encourage increased sebum production, feel heavy, or feel occlusive,” Dr. Wexler adds. “Swapping a lightweight lotion for a water gel is better in humid climate, especially for oily skin.” He suggests reaching for a non-comedogenic formula with glycerin, aloe vera, lemongrass, willowbark, or camellia oil to help hydrate without exasperating oil production. If you’re acne-prone, look for something made with salicylic acid, he suggests.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, $52, available at Sephora.