A little humidity can be a good thing for keeping your skin soft and hydrated. But when the water in the air tops 50 percent or more, it can leave your complexion 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. In addition, humid air can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, giving your skin an oily appearance and eventually leading to more frequent breakouts.
So how do you combat living in a humid climate? Here’s our best advice!
- Cleanse morning and night to remove makeup, grime and excess oil. Your Deep Cleanse is perfect for this use, as it contains salicyclic acids which help to remove dead surface skin cells and keep your pores clear to help prevent breakouts from forming. Your skin will feel refreshed and clean when the day's impurities are removed from your skin.
- Use an oil free moisturiser like our team favourite Hydrate Your Skin to seal in moisture and help keep your skin hydrated without clogging your pores.
- It's important to protect your skin again UV exposure from the sun, a common threat when living in a humid and hot climate. Our Derm recommends liposomal based sunscreens with a broad spectrum 50+ for daily use, and for that extra layer of skin protection Your Cover, just like the name suggests, has you covered.