Well, it has been a long summer and many days have passed and yet Autumn feels a distance away, as I am typing this, beads of sweat are accumulating around my forehead as the sticky, muggy and humid weather in Sydney and most of Australia is here and with no end in sight. It is good time to understand how humidity can impact our skin and what is the best way to look after it in humid weather.
How does Humidity Impact the Skin?
Humid weather can be challenging for your skin as it can lead to excess oil production, sweat, and breakouts. This can lead to clogged pores and blackheads and thus leading to bumps and an uneven skin texture.
Here are some tips to help you take care of your skin in humid weather:
Cleanse your skin twice a day: Use a gentle cleanser to remove sweat, oil, and dirt from your skin. Cleansing twice a day will help to prevent breakouts and keep your skin looking fresh. If you have oily skin especially in humid climates we love using the Calming Gel Cleanser as it gently refreshes your skin without stripping your skin of essential natural oils or disrupting your PH balance.
Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliating once or twice a week can help to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and prevent breakouts. We recommend using the Floral Facial Exfoliator as it deeply cleanses the skin, unclogs your pores and refreshes your skin.
Moisturise your skin: Even if your skin is oily, it still needs moisture to stay healthy. Use a light, oil-free moisturiser such as the Superfood Moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated without adding extra oil.
Use sunscreen: Sunscreen is important year-round, but it's especially important in humid weather when the sun's rays are stronger. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it every day.
Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated is important for your overall health, but it's especially important for your skin in humid weather. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
Avoid heavy makeup: In humid weather, heavy makeup can clog your pores and make your skin feel greasy. Stick to lightweight, oil-free makeup that won't add extra oil to your skin.
Take a cool shower: Taking a cool shower can help to reduce sweat and oil production on your skin. It can also help to soothe any irritation or inflammation caused by the humidity.
We also recommend drinking ice coffees over hot cappuccinos! Just kidding you do you! These are our top tips to looking after your skin in humid weather!