Summer Beauty Essentials: Your Guide To Hair Care, Makeup and Even Sunscreen

The sweltering summer months mean it’s time for a wardrobe swap. Nubby turtleneck sweaters and hefty winter wool trousers don’t really make sense once the thermometer hits 80, so they’re relegated to the far corners of our closet, replaced by airier, barer, lighter-weight attire. But your wardrobe isn’t the only thing in need of a summer switcheroo: Your beauty routine, too, needs a summertime update. The moisturizer that served you so well in frigid January? It’s clogging your pores now. And the thick foundation that looked so pristine on the office holiday Zoom is streaked with sweat. That’s why we sought out beauty experts and asked them to detail eight beauty product and routine swaps that will get you through the season.

Catch Some Air

A breezy alternative to blowouts, air-drying hair requires radical acceptance—that is, embracing your natural texture. For thick or curly hair, New York hairstylist Jenna Perry suggests using a cream-based product, while Tommy Bucket, also a New York hairstylist, likes gel mixed with leave-in conditioner, which defines and holds together curls. Those with finer locks should try light products such as oil (like the True Botanicals one here) or foam. Before applying, remove as much water from hair as possible; squeeze with a towel but don’t rub, said Mr. Buckett. “The less you touch your hair, the better it dries,” said Ms. Perry.