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Is your skin summer-ready? Beat the heat with these 3 essential skincare products

Published 2 years ago

Can you imagine waking up to the weather being 38 degrees outside while melting like butter (left in an overheated pan) in your room? This is the usual scenario that most people go through each and every summer, especially if they live in a tropical country like Malaysia.

But, okay, don’t get us wrong—spending your summer holidays here is definitely worth a try.

So, what are we even trying to say here? While some of us welcome the warmest season of the year with bikinis, flamingo floaters, and Katy Perry’s feel-good songs, there are a few, minor inconveniences that can actually derail your positive vibes only IF YOU LET THEM. (We’re putting all these texts in uppercase just to give you a sense of urgency. Heh.) When talking about these little annoyances that usually occur during the summer, we refer to the changes in the skin caused by the hot weather.

And to be honest, these impacts are not pleasing.

1. Now, this brings us to the question: how much humidity is good for your skin?

Although there is no fixed answer to this, people with dry skin types (surprisingly) can survive in humid weather. In fact, the damp air doesn’t just provide additional moisture to the skin, it also helps in getting rid of unwanted toxins. Lucky you.

But for people who have a normal, combination, and oily or acne-prone skin, a high humidity climate is definitely not their bestie nor an ideal setting for them. As the weather transitions from cold to warm, the summer heat—which is accompanied with dry air and strong ultraviolet radiation—tends to suck the moisture out of the skin, leading to breakouts, dehydration, sweat, and increased oil production.

Just in case you’re worried about all of this, don’t worry because Favful is always ready with helpful skincare recommendations and tips for humid weather.

2. How do you take care of your skin in humid weather?

Just like your wardrobe, updating your skincare essentials is the first thing that you should do during seasonal shifts⁠—unless, you can still wear a faux-fur coat even when it’s hot out. Since high humidity levels only make our skin more oily or greasy than usual, we need to look for skincare products that can absorb excess sebum and maintain a healthy level of skin hydration.

So, what are these products? Should you start tidying up (the Mari Kondo way) your good old toners and moisturizers? Well, the answer is no.

When we say tweak your skincare regimen, it means making little adjustments to your old routine. That’s why in times like this, we switch to Korean skincare routine for humid weather.

Through the years, Korean skincare has become a popular trend among beauty lovers with its products that promise healthier, younger-looking, and of course, glass skin. Another interesting fact about the Korean skincare regimen is that they follow a “double-cleansing” rule, which is perfect for this weather.

Even though Korean skincare seems tedious and overwhelming, we can actually simplify the steps and categorize them into three groups:

1. Deep cleansers 2. Moisturizers 3. Sunscreens

Always use a deep cleanser !!!!!!!

When excess sebum or dead skin cells remain trapped inside the pores, a pimple will start to form. So, in the order to prevent acne from developing, you need to look for a deep cleanser that can unclog pores while keeping your skin smooth and acne-free.

Recommended product:

 

Don’t forget to use a moisturizer even in hot, summer days

Since your face already looks oily in the summer, should you still use a moisturizer? Of course! Just because the oil department is more productive this time of year, doesn’t mean you have to skip moisturizers⁠. To bring back that much-needed moisture into the skin, the best moisturizer for tropical climates is the one with a water-based texture.

Recommended product:

Extra tip: If you want to keep a fresh and healthy-looking skin all through summer, the best face masks for humidity are Dr. Maison’s Derma Violet Aurora Hydrogel Mask, Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask, and Glossier’s Moisturizing Moon Mask.

Protect your skin from the sun

We all know that overexposure to the sun can cause different types of skin issues. And if you’re leaving the house without applying any sunscreen to your skin, you’re more prone to sunburn, precancerous blemishes, wrinkles, age spots, and more. When it comes to sunscreens, choose a product with an SPF of at least 30, which has the power to block 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays.

Recommended sunscreen:

Dr Jart Cicapair Calming Sun Protector (50ml) SPF30 PA++

Protecting our skin, not only from the UV radiation but also dehydration, turns out to be a lot more important than we might have thought. And as summer approaches, we at Favful ensure that our skincare products are updated to meet your skin’s requirements.

Now, it’s time to hit the beach!