Skincare Tips for
Hot and Humid Season
A little humidity can be a good thing for keeping your skin soft and hydrated. But when the Humidity tops 50 percent or more, it can leave your skin looking sweaty and shiny,and can even lead to breakouts.
You may be surprised to learn that you do not actually perspire much more when the humidity is high, but that sweat simply stays on your skin longer because it does not evaporate into the air as quickly.
When sweat hangs around, it can result in blocked pores, plus, humid air can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, giving skin an oily appearance. Eventually the combination leads to more frequent breakouts
Here’s how you can combat humidity!
• Say yes to Cleansing every day
Start and end each day with a Cleanser to remove makeup, grime and excess oil. Your skin will feel refreshed and clean when the entire day’s impurities are removed from your skin
• Look for the right ingredients
Cleansers with salicylic acids help remove dead surface skin cells and keep pores clear to help prevent breakouts from forming.
• Moisturize, and do dot forget the SPF
Use an oil-free moisturiser with a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15 to protect against UV exposure from the sun, a common threat in hot and humid climates.
• Counteract dryness with a water-based moisturiser
Use a lightweight, water-based moisturiser, at night time, to seal in the moisture as it helps keep your skin hydrated while you’re asleep. Look for one that is non-comedogenic which means it will not clog pores
Whether you live in a year-round humid climate near the Equator or you only experience intense humidity during the summer months, combat humidity with these simple tips to flaunt the best version of your skin.