This is how to stop your skin from feeling hot and sticky in Singapore's hideous wet weather
Look hot, feel cool
Is the heat and humidity killing your groove and screwing up your skin? Click through the gallery slides above for all the top tricks you’ll ever need for a complexion that’s instantly calmer and comforted, and cheers to looking and feeling as cool as a cucumber.
1. Come clean for a calmer complexion
Cleanliness is truly of the essence, not least of all when your skin has been marinating in a slurry of airborne pollutants the entire day.
The solution? Zero in on soothing soap-free solvents. You’ll be in for a ton of good clean fun with a comforting cleansing balm, the latest It-beauty swag worth sussing out right now for your smoothest skin yet. As voluptuously velvety as their mouthwatering monicker suggests, most balms are designed to calm and comfort your distressed and dehydrated dermis – which means they’re less likely to cause the itching and irritation that can boil over into blemishes. Just remember to cap your cleansing to twice a day!
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $52.
2. No boob sweat? No sweat!
Sweating bullets at the prospect of well, sweating bullets? You may want to steer clear of padded bras and slip on an easy, breezy unlined bralette instead. They’re fun, freeing and flirty – plus the less stifling stuff there is smooshing your “girls” together, the less the likelihood of finding yourself steeping in a puddle of unsightly underarm perspiration!
3. Seal in all of the goodness
As tempting as it might be to skip your usual lotions and potions, your face needs all the pampering it can get when assaulted by the blazing beams of the sun. When it comes to moisturisers, gun for a watery weightless wonder that’ll quench your skin’s thirst without weighing it down with sticky ickiness – feel free to peruse my personal picks, if you please.
4. Backpacks equal sweaty backs
Sure, haversacks are a trendy throwback to your polytechnic days, but try lugging one around in this weather and you’ll find yourself feeling like a tortoise burdened by an unwieldy shell. For an equally chic hands-free option, reach for a cute crossbody tote instead. Totes cool!
5. Mist your mien
Keep a cool head by blasting your face with a soothing spray – the dip in temperature shrinks the skin’s blood vessels and blots out blotchiness. Stash a carry-friendly canister in your purse to spritz over makeup, anytime, anywhere, to squelch the splotches of “heaty” skin. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
6. Strategise and accessorise
Now is not the time to pile on the chunky chokers and bulky bracelets – they’ll trap heat, grime and goodness knows what else throughout the course of the day.
Compromise by clipping on a pretty pair of dangly earrings instead – they’re equally eye-catching, plus they aren’t in constant contact with your skin so you stay high and dry in the best way possible!