How many mornings do you spend getting ready for the day, getting your makeup on, and making sure that you look your best, only to leave the house and have it all ruined in a second because of humidity? If you live in the states, then you might be so used to having AC in the house that you forget that things are going to be pretty different when you step outside.
Nobody loves the idea of being sticky and sweaty for the rest of the day, especially if you're going to be out and about and won't be able to do anything about it. Don't worry, though – the humidity doesn't have to plague you for that much longer. Let's take a look at some of the best skin care tips out there for being in humid weather.
1. Clean the Right Way
How well do you know your skin, and how well do you know how to clean it? While you might not think that the act of cleaning your skin can be whittled down to a science, there's definitely and right and a wrong way to do it, especially if you're experiencing issues from the humidity. This is because our oil glands are in overdrive when we're in humid weather, which means that you'll need to not only clean your face the right way but clean it as often as possible – up to three times a day.
When thinking about how to clean your face, you’ll need to invest in a salicylic based cleanser at night, and find one that’s a bit more pH neutral for the morning. This is not only going to help you get rid of that unnecessary oil, but it's also going to get rid of grime and dirt as well so that your skin doesn't get too dry from all the cleansing it's going through. And when you can, remember to wipe off any excess sweat.
2. Deep Clean Twice a Week
If your face is being constantly exposed to humid weather day in and day out, then you'll need to treat it twice a week to a deep clean. While cleaning it three times a day is definitely going to keep those pores nice and free of dirt and grime, to make sure that they're truly clean, you'll need to go a bit deeper every two to three days.
This will include an exfoliant that you can use to scrub your face twice a week. This way, you can get rid of any dead skin cells that are still hanging around, giving your skin a second chance halfway through the week so that you can fight the battle all over again the next day.
3. Keep the Moisturizer Light
While this might be hard to believe, when you've got your face in humid weather all day, it's going to lose water and become dehydrated slowly. You are forgiven for not knowing this because, with humidity, it feels like your skin is always wet. So, you want to be able to figure out a way to replenish the moisture in your face without it being too heavy and clogging your pores.
This is where a lightweight moisturizer comes in handy. This is a great way to rejuvenate your skin after a long hard day in the heat without overwhelming it and not letting it breathe. You need to find a good balance between keeping it hydrated and allowing it to breathe, especially overnight, while it's replenishing. You could even store your moisturizer in the fridge for an added cooling effect.
4.Use Natural Fabrics
As well as making sure that you bathe as often as possible to keep your skin nice and clean, you’ll also want to make sure that you wear shirts that are made from natural fabrics. If you use natural materials like cotton and linen, they will be able to breathe, and they won’t cause irritation to the skin.
Not only are natural fabrics great for your skin, but they’re great for the environment as well, so you can save the planet while taking care of your skin. It’s a win-win.
Keeping Your Skin Protected from the Day-to-Day
We all have busy lives, and we all have different climates that we contend with every day. This means that there’s no one right daily skincare routine out there, but there are ways to make sure that your skin is well taken care of, no matter what the weather looks like outside. Velettá is a 100% natural, New-Zealand made, daily skincare range with a penchant for all different skin types. We know that your skin will have a unique profile that needs different formulas to others. However, we also know that no matter what skin type you have, it’s going to benefit from natural ingredients. Try our Facial Cleanser, followed up by our luxury Facial Moisturizer, that’s going to take care of your skin both during the day and again at night. We know that the state of your skin is important to you, and we want to make sure that we can help in every way possible.