As the temperatures rise and humidity soars, you might be tempted to skip your serums and moisturiser but your skin needs TLC in hot, humid weather too — especially when it is the default weather in Singapore.
Heat and humidity cause your skin to sweat and produce excess sebum, which could make your pores look bigger and even lead to breakouts. Staying indoors in air conditioning dehydrates your skin making it feel tight and stretched and excess exposure to the harsh rays of the sun leads to dark spots and sun damage.
Using the right skincare products will help keep your skin moisturised, healthy and thriving even when it’s hot and humid. We’ve picked out a few that you can add to your existing routine.
Humidity tends to make skin more oily, which can easily leave you shiny instead of radiant, while also highlighting enlarged pores. This skincare-makeup hybrid keeps pores clear thanks to BHA (beta hydroxy acid) and Strawberry Enzyme helps refine texture. Tapioca and rice help to refine pores while a plant-derived Pore Minimizer and Strawberry Leaf Extract absorb excess oil. You can use it alone, or under your foundation to mattify and extend the wear of your makeup.
Cleansing is the cornerstone of a sound skincare routine and is an especially important step when the weather is hot and humid. Remove makeup, sunscreen, excess sebum and other impurities that collect during the day with this jelly cleanser that transforms into a lightweight oil. Skin is cleansed, refreshed, conditioned and comfortable thanks to a blend of nine luxe oils that include kalahari melon, baobab, sunflower, safflower and castor oils to name a few.
Tackle dullness and dark spots and brighten your complexion with this new lightweight serum that is quickly absorbed without feeling heavy or tacky. It is packed with the brands proprietary ingredient Pitera, which is naturally derived through a special fermentation process from a strain of yeast exclusive to the brand and is packed with anti-oxidant benefits. It also features brightening powerhouse SDL Pro and White Lotus Complex help to tackle oxidative stress, reduce sallowness and brighten skin for a even toned complexion.
Along with harsh skincare ingredients and over exfoliating, excessive sun exposure can also damage your skin barrier making it irritated and reactive. Soothe, strengthen and calm your skin with this concentrate that is a blend of anti-inflammatory reishi, Centella Asiatica, tremella mushroom and a phyto powered barrier defence complex. Together these help to reduce redness, repair the skin barrier and infuse it with hydration so skin is plump and comfortable.
Hot, humid weather and heavy moisturisers just don’t go together, which is why this lightweight moisturiser that doubles as a serum will be a welcome addition to your skincare routine. Packed with hydrating, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory powerhouses like vitamin C, lactic acid, squalane, centella asiatica and chaga mushroom, it helps improve the look of fine lines, brightens and hydrates skin so it regains its youthful glow.
Humid, sweaty days call for a deep cleanse of your pores with this mask that purifies and tightens without leaving skin feeling dry and stripped. Pink clay and coffee draw out any gunk and impurities that may be clogging your pores, while papaya enzyme sloughs off dead skin to brighten and invigorate skin. Simultaneously, grape tannins help detox skin so it’s brighter, tighter and healthier after the mask is washed off.
It’s almost always sunny in Singapore, and you really should be wearing sunscreen even on the cloudy days. Not only does this lightweight mineral sunscreen offer broad spectrum protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, it also helps condition and treat the skin with bakuchiol, peptides, glycerin and a complex of Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract and English Oak Bark Extract. Together they help target fine lines, improve elasticity, lock in moisture, brighten and smooth skin.
The warm and humid weather in Singapore can often leave skin feeling unbalanced—either too oily or dehydrated or both. Bring your skin back to equilibrium with this active treatment essence that also improves the absorption of your serum and moisturiser. The essence has Kefir Ferment Extract that helps balance skin and improves its barrier function, Japanese Yuzu extract that helps skin cell turnover and 4MSK that helps gently remove the dead skin. With consistent use skin is balanced, healthier and looks youthful and radiant.