As a co-founder of the skin care line Selfless by Hyram, influencer Hyram Yarbro talks about his summer skin care routine and products for varying skin types.
How does your skin care routine change in the summertime?
I have combination/oily skin, so controlling the shininess of my skin in the summertime becomes a top priority! I primarily use lightweight, fast-absorbing formulas that help to combat humidity and heat. Salicylic acid, niacinamide, and sunscreen are my go-tos for ensuring my skin stays healthy and controlled during the summer.
What’s your go-to product to ensure your skin is feeling and looking its best in the summer?
Sunscreen is number one! I always make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen in the morning and reapply throughout the day, particularly when I’m going to be outside.
How do you keep your skin hydrated in the heat?
I make sure to use lightweight products that incorporate hydrating ingredients to ensure my skin stays properly hydrated without compromising the appearance of my skin. I tend to get very oily, so ingredients like niacinamide to support the health of the skin barrier while reducing excess sebum production are great, and I always make sure that my nighttime routine heavily focuses on deeply moisturizing the skin. By ensuring my nighttime routine packs a punch for hydration, my skin will stay properly balanced throughout the day without looking oily.
What additional advice would you give to someone who doesn’t know where to start in their skin care routine?
Start simple! Skin care can feel overwhelming, but having a consistent routine is the best first step. Plus, it’s always better to start with the basics — cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen. If that’s too overwhelming, find a moisturizing sunscreen you can use every day and put your cleanser in the shower — it’ll be much easier to cleanse your face every day while already cleansing your hair and body. Focus on building the habit of using these products every day and then slowly incorporate more products as you become more consistent.