Choosing the right summer skincare routine can present some challenges.

We know we should be switching to a more lightweight moisturiser and increasing our exfoliation for the hot summer months but it can be hard to know where to start — and, beyond that, finding products that are affordable. 

So we scoured all the latest and tried-and-tested skin care products perfect for summer that will not harm any purses.

Here are our top skincare buys you should strongly consider grabbing on your next trip to the mall this summer. 

Freeman Freeman charcoal & sugar facial polishing mask - Dischem, R92.95

This amazing charcoal mask is ideal for when your skin is in need of some serious pampering after being out in the sun all day and also to recover after winter's dry spell. It also targets dull skin, dry skin, and acne with ingredients like activated charcoal and black sugar.

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Garnier BB cream - Clicks, R129.95 

Wearing heavy foundation doesn’t really go well with hot temperatures. You’ll likely want to switch out your thicker makeup for something more breathable and light. A BB cream is the perfect choice.

Garnier's Skin Naturals BB Cream controls shine, minimises the appearance of pores, evens skin tone, hydrates and helps prevent sunburn.

Nivea Perfect And Radiant Micellar Cleansing Wipes - Clicks, R62.99 

Packing a beach bag for the road this summer? Make skin care easy for yourself by bringing cleansing wipes. These Nivea cleansing wipes are perfect for normal to oily skin to get rid of the grime and oil after a long summer day.

The formula is infused with micellar technology and draws out impurities like a magnet.

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Garnier BB Eye Roll-On - Clicks, R74.95 

Whether you usually struggle with dark circles under your eyes or you woke up with them because of a late-night summer party, there's an easy fix for that. The Garnier BB eye roll-on formula is infused with antioxidant Vitamin C, caffeine and tinted mineral pigments which instantly covers dark circles and shadows.

The micro-stimulating, roll-on applicator refreshes the eye area. Use this product for a brighter, more even look. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Daily Moisturiser SPF25 - Clicks, R141

Skin has a tendency to become dehydrated in the summer due to exposure to the sun, air conditioning and chemicals such as chlorine in pools. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Daily Moisturiser can help restore moisture with hyaluronic acid, a formula which helps keep skin actively hydrated throughout the day and helps strengthen skin's barrier to protect against moisture loss.

Eucerin Even Brighter Spot Corrector - Clicks, R185.95

Dark spots are more likely to form on our skin with increased sun exposure. If you noticed dark spots on your face you can help fade their appearance with a spot corrector. 

Eucerin Even Brighter Spot Corrector not only reduces the appearance of dark spots, it also helps repair cell damage caused by prematurely ageing UV-sunlight.

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