How humidity affects your skinOctober 08, 2021 | Marketing IS
The right balance of humidity and aridity is important for your skin.Humidity levels that are too high or too low can cause problems.
Insufficient humidity can make your skin feel dry and flaky because it depletes the skin of its natural oils. When severe conditions exist, the skin is prone to cracking and bleeding. Humidity usually leads to sweating and opens pores, allowing excess sebum, dirt and dead skin cells to accumulate and bacteria to multiply. As a result, acne breakouts occur.
Taking Care Of Your Skin In Humid Weather
A. Know your skin type
Our skin guides will help you identify your type and find suitable products.
B. Keep it clean
If you have sensitive, oily or combination skin, high humidity can make your skin feel worse. To get rid of excess sebum and blackheads and reduce breakouts, a non-comedogenic cleanser, such as Ice's Secret Oligopeptide Milk Cleanser, Water Rescue Oligopeptide Milk Cleanser or Pore & Glow Enzyme Cleanser, clears skin of all impurities. Oligopeptide Activating Essence will shrink pores, smooth and prepare your skin for serums and masks.
C. Hydrate daily Regardless of humidity levels, hydration is a must. It keeps your skin soft and hydrated in high humidity. In low humidity, it prevents it from becoming dull and dry. Our serums keep moisture levels up, address your concerns and ensure your skin repairs itself while keeping it smooth, soothed and supple 24/7—without the need for a stand-alone moisturiser.
D. Apply sunscreen
Whether it's sunny, overcast or cool and cloudy, always use sunscreen with at least SPF30 to protect your skin from UV rays—even if you’re outdoors for less than two hours. UV rays can pass through clouds up to 80% of the time. They also penetrate glass windows. That's why drivers have more dark spots on their right side than their left. Apply Everyday Moisturising Protective Spray (Sunscreen) to your face, hands, forearms, and legs before heading out.
E. Indulge in weekly facials
Start by exfoliating at least twice weekly with an exfoliant such as our Ready Glow Gel Exfoliator or Rose & Radiance Exfoliator. They gently keep the skin fresh and supple, and your pores free of oil plugs, sweat and dead skin cells. Rinse and pat dry before applying one of our bestselling sheet masks like the O2 Niacinamide Pore Minimising Mask that can be used daily.