Is humidity good for your skin? Well, I would say yes, but only to a certain extent. It is essential to ensure that your skin remains hydrated and soft and is free from cracks and scratches. But when the water content in the air exceeds 50%, it adversely affects your skin, leaving your sweating. Even worse, it impacts your perspiration levels, leading to clogged pores. It also dramatically ups the sebum production, giving you an oily look!
But don’t worry! There are some simple tips that you could include as part of your skin care regimen during humid weather for radiant, glowing skin. And, that is what precisely this blog talks about!
Skincare Regimen For Humid Weather
- Cleanse your face thoroughly!
Cleansing the face twice a day using a chemical and soap free cleanser is essential to remove the sebum, dirt, and makeup. A skin free from impurities is always radiant. However, make sure that you are not splashing water on your face as soon as you come from sun. Allow yourself to cool down and then with lukewarm water and a foaming cleanser, clean your face. Use a soft cotton cloth to dab your skin dry after washing your face.
- Exfoliate regularly!
Exfoliating is a key step in keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Use a scrub that contains salicylic acid which helps in eliminating the dead skin cells which otherwise will clog the pores. It also helps in unclogged the pores that are filled with dirt and sebum, thus preventing undesirable skin breakouts.
If you prefer a natural exfoliating substance, a mixture of sugar, honey, and lemon would do the job. However, make sure that you are not exfoliating your skin more than twice a week unless it is extremely oil by nature.
[ Read: How Often Should I Exfoliate My Body? ]
- Moisturize liberally!
Keep the natural hydration of the skin in place with an oil-free moisturizer. Choose the moisturizing cream or oil that is rich is essential oils and free from parabens and other such harsh chemicals. While oils like coconut and olive could be used as natural moisturisers and skin nourishing elements, they might be used before bedtime as they tend to be slightly greasy. Opt for a non-comedogenic, water-based moisturizer for your nocturnal skincare. Apply on cleansed skin and massage gently to promote circulation.
- Shield powerfully!
A good sunscreen cream or lotion, based on the nature of your skin is also essential. Sunscreen helps in shielding your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, UVA and UVB to be precise. It also helps in maintaining the hydration levels of the skin by working as a protective layer over the skin. Choose a sunscreen with a minimum Sun Protection Factor of 20. Increase the SPF range depending on the duration of your sun exposure. Also ensure that your SPF is non-comodogenic and does not leave you oily.
- Pack up genuinely!
Apply a good facial mask that meets your skin requirements twice a week. Maintaining the skin moisture is essential along with eliminating the excess oil and water from the skin. Opt for natural ingredients that could help you. A person with a dry skin could go for a lush banana, honey, and lemon pack while if you have an oily skin, a mixture of gram flour, tomato juice, and yogurt would help you. Make use of the summer fruits to prepare facial masks to gift yourself that instantly glowing skin.
- Use makeup minimally!
Keep your makeup minimal during sultry, humid weather. This would keep your pores unclogged. Use a gentle face powder containing SPF over your light moisturizer to complete the look for your day. You could use a gentle lip moisturizer with a SPF for your lips.
- Hydrate yourself generously!
Drink water and fresh juices, free from sugar, to promote detoxification from within. Nourishing the skin from inside is equally important to keep it healthy and glowing. Avoid excess coffee and alcohol. Say no to drinks that are laden with sugar, including your favourite smoothies and milkshakes that consume the supermarket shelves. Opt for making fresh juices at home without adding sugar.
[ Read: How To Increase Your Water Intake ]
- Eat healthily!
Choose foods rich in antioxidants. Include healthy fats in your diet. Make sure that you are getting adequate protein also. Cut down refined sugars, coffee, aerated beverages, processed foods, deep-fried snacks, and store-brought baked goodies, including cakes and cookies. You could opt for fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies as well as plant-based proteins to keep your skin clean and clear!
- Exercise religiously!
Exercising is a must if you want to ensure that your skin in nourished. A good cardio workout balanced with adequate weight training keeps you in shape while ensuring that your skin is healthy. Yoga is yet another form of aerobic workout that promotes perspiration and detoxification, thus taking care of your skin!
Follow these 9 golden skin care rules during humid weather and you will be happy with your skin!