Our skin is used to going through weather changes constantly, but to protect it we will have to match our skin care routine to the temperature outside. For example, when the summer turns into a scorcher, you want to eliminate harsh scrubs that will expose your skin to way too much sunlight. But in the winter, not to worry. Of course, there’s also the SPF necessity. Some of us bypass this in other seasons (you shouldn’t) but come summer you mustn’t forget. Read on to learn the 5 commandments on how to maintain flawless skin throughout the summer months.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($16.99, CVS.com)

Regardless of the weather, a moisturizer is a skin care essential. But stock up on this in the upcoming months, because not only does this moisturizer keep skin looking refreshed but the SPF protection is definitely an added bonus.

L’Oreal Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Liquid Silk Sunshield Face Lotion ($10.99, Ulta.com)

SPF is the holy grail of summer skin care, dermatologists everywhere have advised us to use sunscreen regardless of what season we’re in. But for those especially sunny summer months, pick up a bottle of this silky face lotion.

Clinique Wash Away Gel Cleanser ($19.50, Sephora.com)

Put away your harsh exfoliating scrubs and try this gel cleanser, it’s not drying to the skin and it removes dirt just as well.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrate Recovery Boosting Treatment ($95.00, Nordstrom.com)

This treatment is lightweight, hydrating and full of anti-oxidants. Specifically formulated to rejuvenate, this is the perfect product to help with your skin after a bit too much sun exposure.

IMAN Skintone Evener BB Creme SPF 15 ($20.00, Imancosmetics.com)

Keep skin hydrated while evening it out with this award winning BB Creme from Iman Cosmetics. With a number of shades to match every skin tone, this is a definite summer must-have.

-Ashley Okwuosa