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Skincare Tips and Observances for Humid Weather

Summer skincare observances will dominate beauty websites this season, and since hot and humid weather is coming up, we all need to replan our beauty regimens and practices. Here's a list which will definitely help you out in the months to come.


Combat Oily Skin

Combat Oily Skin

Oily skin is a perpetual problem, and is a big turn off given that having one says a lot about poor hygiene. Aside from which, an oily face is also the precursor for acne breakouts and other skin problems, given that microbes and debris likes to stick on oily faces.

Basically, the heat boosts the skin's oil production, which is why you need to prepare for it.

You can combat oily skin by simply rinsing your face with cool water every few hours and wiping it with a soft, gentle cloth or tissue. You may also wipe the oil off, but do so gently.

Remember, your goal here is to prevent your face from looking like you coated it in cooking oil, not to eliminate it completely. Remember, facial oil also has several benefits and acts as a barrier against contaminants.


Drop the Moisturizier

Drop the Moisturizier

Drop the moisturizer if you're going to a humid, tropical region this summer. Why?

Basically, the skin is able to absorb moisture in the air, and is able to retain it if the humidity is just right. If you use a moisturizer, you're basically making your skin retain TOO MUCH moisture. This renders your skin to produce more oil and make you feel hotter, making you sweat more.

Bear in mind that you should only use moisturizers if you live in a place where the climate is dry. Humidity in the air lets your skin retain its natural moisture!


Do Not Forget the Sunscreen

Do Not Forget the Sunscreen

Sunscreen retains a pinch of moisture into the skin, and the amount it retains is enough for the humid climate.

That being said, this skincare product is a summer essential: it protects your skin from ultraviolet rays which are capable of causing a variety of complications, such as sunburn, wrinkling, dark spots, and even skin cancer. Regardless if it's cloudy or sunny, you need to apply it before heading outdoors and enveloping yourself in bright, golden light.

Your best bet is to use a non-oil based sunscreen, given that your skin will get greasy if you do. Mineral and natural-based sunscreen is highly recommended, given that they can absorb excess oil on the skin.

Note: if you're taking a trip to the beach, don't forget to reapply once you get out of the water!


Bathe and Keep Yourself Clean

Bathe and Keep Yourself Clean

You will frequently bathe more this summer, simply because you'll sweat a lot and the oil will leave your feeling sticky and uncomfortable.

Note that these two situations will let bacteria and other microbes thrive, boost the chances of acne breakouts, and leave you in a state of poor hygiene. Bear in mind that sweating profusely can cause you to smell bad, and can even cause body odor.

Take baths using cool water, given that hot water can leave your skin dry. As an added plus, the former can leave your feeling refreshed and cold - which is a must in hot weather. This is also where antibacterial soap comes into play - be sure to use ones that are not too harsh on the skin!