Less is More! The Ultimate Skincare Guide for This Summer

Brandi Gregge in front of a shelf with M&N skincare products at the Lewes, DE location.

Summer is right around the corner, and soon we will all shed our winter skincare for an easy, breezy summer skincare routine (that still gets the job done!). Though we are all looking forward to those mood-boosting days in the sun, they don’t have the best effect on our skin. With the right summer skincare, you can maintain a healthy glow while safeguarding against the harsh effects of UV rays, sweat, and humidity.

Use these essential tips to keep your skin feeling refreshed, so you can spend less time concerned about your skin and more time feeling confident in it this summer:

Cleansing is Key

As the summer sun beckons us outside for all things active, sweat, sunscreen, and environmental pollutants can accumulate on our skin, leading to congestion and breakouts – something we all do not want. To combat oil and sweat build-up, we love our Clarifying Cleanser. It’s nourishing and provides exfoliation to keep skin clear and bright with a healthy glow. Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, promoting cell turnover and revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath – a summer must, if you ask us.

SPF – The Non-Negotiable

It’s said again and again (and we will keep saying it), but it remains true: SPF is your best friend in the summer. We love our Oil-Free UV Defense this time of year, because not only is it SPF 45, but it’s lightweight so you’ll hardly notice it’s there. Another favorite is our Hydrating UV Defense for both sun protection (SPF 44) and a dewy, golden glow – a win-win!


Just like us, our skin needs to stay hydrated to keep up with summer heat. Higher temperatures and increased outdoor activities can leave your skin parched, so it’s always encouraged to incorporate some lightweight moisturizer into your daily routine.

Some might find that their usual moisturizer is too much or too heavy for daily use in the summer, so consider swapping in a hydrating serum instead. Our Hydra-Restoring Serum is packed with powerhouse ingredients like Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, and Green Tea Extract, which delivers intense hydration, boosts collagen production, and fights environmental damage.

However, if you prefer to stick with a routine moisturizer, you and our B3 Hydrate are the perfect pair. It’s both gentle and lightweight, and full of antioxidants and skin-soothing ingredients, too – perfect to use on those warm, sunny days to replenish moisture without feeling heavy on the skin.  

It’s the Little Things 

Heading on vacation this summer? Don’t take a vacation from your skincare, too. Our Travel Kit was made for you to bring your favorite Mint & Needle products with you wherever you go. It’s important to not skip your skincare routine when you’re traveling. We know how tempting it is to head straight to bed after a day at the beach, but trust us: you’ll pay for it in the morning! We want you to feel fresh and rejuvenated wherever you are – and often it’s the little things, like cleansing and moisturizing every night, that go a long way.

Speaking of little things we love, if you want to avoid sunspots in the fall, skip the tan and harmful UV rays and opt for this natural-looking glow from our sunless tanner, Glow Up. It’s streak free, odor free, lightweight, and hydrating. Need we say more?

With the right cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen, you’ll be all set for a summer of clear, bright, glowing skin, boosted confidence, and soaking up plenty of sun (while wearing SPF 44 or higher)!