You must have noticed a change in your skin when you travel to a different city or in a different state; well this is because of a change in the humidity levels. So whenever you are travelling, be prepared for a breakout or dry patches on your face. Now you must be wondering why and how?
Well in this article we will talk all about the humidity effects on your skin and how you can minimise its effects to sport youthful and glowing skin.
What is the effect of Humidity on your Skin?
Humidity is the water level present in the air. Your skin needs the right balance of humid an arid conditions. Excessive humidity or excessively dry weather will have an impact on your skin. For example, when you live in a city where the humidity is high your skin will tend to break out or have rashes. On the other hand, when you live in dry weather your skin is likely to feel dry and scaly.
We tend to sweat more in a humid region and the natural oil mix with dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin, causing ache, clogged pores, blackheads, rashes, and more. While you cannot control the humidity but you can change your skincare routine to protect your skin.
Let talk about how To Take Care Of Your Skin In Humid Weather?
1) Keep your Skin Clean!
Depending on your skin type you can purchase the right facial cleanser that will help you to clean the clogged pores and will restore hydration as well. Wash your face well and clean the layer of oil or sweat from your face at least thrice a day however, make sure that you don’t overdo it because this will make your skin dry and will cause the skin glands to produce extra sebum and make your skin an oily, sweaty mess. I would recommend Human Plus Kind facial cleanser, its suitable for any skin type, and it's a 3-in-1 dreamy creamy cleanser that melts away makeup and impurities while gently exfoliates without stripping the skin of itsnatural oils. If you are looking for a DIY fix then you can go for a honey and lemon cleanser. Mix 1 teaspoon honey and add two to three drops of lemon. You can mix water to get the
right consistency and rub this mixture on your face in a circular direction with light pressure. Rinse clean with cold water.
Exfoliating helps in removing dead skin cells from the top surface of your skin. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells every 30 days to make room for new cells to grow. But sometimes, dead cells don't shed completely and this is when the need for a good scrub comes into the picture. Since your pores will tend to clog faster under humid conditions, you must clean your skin pores on time and help them to breathe. A quick DIY scrub that can be used on any skin type is to grind oats into a fine powder and mix it with half a spoon of warm honey and gentle rub in a circular direction on your skin. This can be done once or twice a week.
3) Don’t forget to Wear A Sunscreen
Never forget to wear sunscreen even if it's cloudy outside and you are not feeling hot, never skip wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen acts as a shield and protects your skin from the UV rays which damages your skin and makes it age faster.
4) Stay Hydrated
Hydration is key to achieve healthy skin. Keep your body adequately hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water, including fruits in your diet, start your day with fresh juice or coconut water, and use products that hydrate your skin from within like a gel-based moisturising cream. You can also use a good hydrating Face Mist, it is an easy way to instantly hydrate your skin making it cool. Best of all, making your own refreshing DIY facial mist is easy. You can simply combine cucumber and water with some aloe vera and store it in a spray bottle or you can also mix half a cup of rose water with few drops of glycerin and use it as a face mist. You can keep this in a spray bottle and simply carry around your favourite DIY mist in your purse. For better results store it in a refrigerator and spray it in your face directly whenever you need it.
5) Face Mask
One should use clay-based masks, clay masks are easily available online and offline. If you are looking for a natural-based product then you can use multani-mitti or sandalwood face pack, or ubtan. These masks are made with natural ingredients and so are very gentle on the skin, and because of their inherent coolant properties, they help tone down inflammation. Clay-based masks help in absorbing extra oil from the skin, leaving it dry and supple.