Published By: Nirtika Pandita

How to care for the skin under humid weather conditions

It often gets difficult to look after the skin under varied seasons

One of the difficult things to take care of under changing weather is skin. No matter what one does, there are breakouts, dryness, and irritation on the skin. However, what one can do is follow some simple routines and habits to keep the skin as healthy as possible through the changing weather.

Keep the body hydrated

Hydration is essential for healthy skin, so drink at least 10 glasses of water every day. Using a moisturiser in the summer can help protect your skin even more. So choose a moisturiser that hydrates the skin without making it sticky. Incorporate fruits into your diet, start your day with coconut water, and use products that hydrate your skin from within, such as a gel-based moisturising cream.

Exfoliation is necessary

While hydration is important, it is equally important to get rid of all the dead skin cells on top. Using an exfoliator will enhance skin renewal, boosting skin clarity and restricting acne. Every 30 days, the skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells to grow. However, dead cells do not always shed completely, necessitating the need for a thorough scrub. Because your pores tend to clog faster in humid conditions, you must clean them on a regular basis and allow them to breathe.

Sunscreen is compulsory, indoors or outdoors

The harsh sunlight is one of the things that causes the most harm to the skin when outside. So don't forget to apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Mineral sunscreens, in particular, can feel heavy and tacky on the skin. The humidity only adds to the problem. However, the sun's harsh UV rays, or simply the blue light from your computer, can cause far more harm right now. Use a gel-based sunblock instead of the regular one, and make sure to apply twice a day.

Make use of light layers

While it is necessary to apply a thick layer of cream-based moisturisers during winters,  using it in the summer can clog the pores. Either hold back using it totally or shift to a gel-based formula. To avoid multiple layers, choose a multi-purpose product, such as a serum and moisturiser duo.

Make use of cooling DIY masks

An aloe vera mask, which contains minerals, anti-inflammatory ingredients, vitamins, electrolytes, and circulation-boosting active ingredients, is recommended for a homemade DIY cooling remedy. Combine cold aloe vera gel, coconut water, and cold green tea. After cleansing, use this mixture as a cooling astringent or serum. To soothe your skin, use hydrating under eye patches or make your own like a refreshing eye pack from cold tea bags.