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Summer is finally here. If you’ve ever been on vacation or outside all day without properly protecting your skin, you know the effects can be painful, especially if you’re in an area reaching extreme temperatures and your face gets burned. Ouch! To avoid ruining your fun in the sun, try our favorite facial skin care products for summer.

Read more: The Ideal SPF Sunscreen You Should Use This Summer, According to Experts

5 facial skin care products to protect your skin from the sun

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I’ve written about my love for the Supergoop GlowScreen before, but it truly is one of my favorite sunscreen products. I love how the sunscreen acts as a two-in-one by being both a primer and a sunscreen with an SPF of 40.

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If you’ve never experienced a sunburn on your lips, consider yourself lucky. I’m prone to awful sunburns, so every time I step out of the house, I apply sunscreen. However, I never thought of applying it to my lips — well, that was before I got a wicked burn there. For weeks afterward, my lips were chapped and peeling. Now I make sure to have my Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm on hand. It’s SPF 30, helping not just to hydrate your lips, but also to protect them from harmful sun rays. 

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After a long day in the sun, it’s important to rehydrate your skin. That’s where E.L.F’s SuperHydrate Facial Moisturizer saves the day. One of my biggest gripes with some moisturizers is how greasy and heavy they can feel on your skin, but E.L.F’s moisturizer leaves your face feeling refreshed rather than oily. 

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No packing list is complete without a solid facial cleanser. While I don’t recommend this one for those with acne who need skin treatment, the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser works well for those looking to give their face a simple wash. I’ve always been a huge fan of Glossier’s products, and I recently began using the Jelly Cleanser to wash my face every evening. The cleanser is more expensive than other facial cleansers, but a little goes a long way. 

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No matter how much sunscreen you apply, sometimes it’s hard to beat the sun. An after-sun gel with aloe vera soothes the worst of burns and is a must-pack for all sunny vacations. 

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