When we say these skincare tips for hot weather are all your skin needs, we mean it.
We understand the pain you’re going through. We’ve been there. Your skin feels clogged, constantly oily and those acne bumps are already threatening. And if you live in Lagos, or Abuja, you’re almost comforted with the thought that it’ll rain soon. But even that comes with its own wahala. Thankfully, we aren’t stuck with sweaty and clogged skin. We have a solution…actually 4.
Our skincare tips for hot weather will not only help out when you do sweat (because we don’t exactly have control over that), but keep acne, clogged pores and all its cons at bay. These are the 4 things you need to note;
Hot weather equals humidity, which leads to sweating and increased oil production. This basically means, your skin will be producing a whole lot of sebum you don’t want. To balance the sebum production, you need to cleanse more. Although we cannot help how much sebum our skin produces, we can get rid of the excess.
We suggest using a cleanser with tea tree leaf oil to give your skin a refreshed feeling and cool it down. Also, using a gentle cleanser with low pH levels will ensure your natural oils aren’t stripped away completely.
Grab the exfoliator
Clean, fresh and baby soft skin is a blessing in hot weather. Just knowing that dead skin cells are off your face alone makes us smile. So, don’t be afraid to grab the exfoliator and scrub away. However, you should be careful with how often you scrub. Dry skin can also lead to acne, so let’s apply caution here.
If you’d like to exfoliate daily, then get an exfoliator more suited for daily use that’s gentle on skin and also hydrates.
Treat with antioxidants
Using antioxidants like Vitamin C is definitely one of our skincare tips for hot weather. The constant sun exposure means your skin is exposed heavily to free radicals and pollution in the air. Treat your skin with serums packed with antioxidants to help eliminate these radicals, and help your skin hold on to moisture.
Hydrate your skin
When it comes to hydrating the skin, a great moisturizer is best. The heat is already doing a great job drying out your skin and leaving it parched, so its time to replenish the lost moisture. However, when doing this, you don’t want to clog your pores with heavy solutions. Get a lightweight moisturizer that will hydrate your skin but leave your skin breathing. Great tell tale signs to look out for are water-based moisturizers that contain avocado oil or watermelon.
The heat has its own blessings like beach days and drying our clothes to a crisp, but it’s not always great for our skin. Hopefully, these skincare tips for hot weather will make these Summer days better.
If you’d like more skincare tips, we’ve got loads. Check this out if you’re dealing with acne and want to win the war.