Guest Post: Skincare In Humid Conditions

by poonam on September 26, 2013

Guest Post: Skincare In Humid Conditions

Today I have a special treat for you, Charlotte from UK department store House of Fraser has kindly offered to do a guest post for the blog about looking after different skin types in humid conditions! She’s put together a really great advice post on how to tackle this issue which I think you guys will really like. So have a read and let me know what you think!

Skin care According to Skin Type in Humid Conditions

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Skincare in Humid Conditions

Keeping your make-up in place in humid conditions can be a nightmare. Eyeliner leaks, foundation looks smeary and that blusher you carefully applied earlier? Well that’s now slipped halfway down your face! There is lots of advice out there on the perfect make-up for hot weather, but did you know that the route of the problem can often be an unchanged summer skincare regime?

Skin care in Humid Conditions

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In humid conditions we feel sticky because our bodily moisture isn’t being evaporated into the air. This means that it mixes with other natural oils and forms a kind of slippery film on the surface of the skin. Although long-lasting make-up exists, the best way to combat all that excess moisture is to mix up your skincare routine. Here are a few tips for what you can do to help eliminate all that pesky oil and grime before it has chance to rear its ugly head up to the surface of your skin!

If you have “normal skin”…

  •  Congratulations – your skin is probably the easiest to manage as the tissue does not reveal any natural traces of oil. Products containing rose water are particularly good for normal skin so try something like Wild About Beauty Rose Water Illuminating Serum. This will revitalise your skin without adding any excess moisture and can be used as a stand-alone product or over the top of foundation. Using a skin tonic will also help to eliminate grime and oil, as well as leaving the skin feeling extremely refreshed and cool. For an even more satisfying experience, put the tonic in the fridge before use. Liz Earle’s Instant Boost Skin Tonic is great for stripping away excess oil without dehydrating your skin. 

Skin Care - Normal Skin

If you have “oily skin”…

  • Oily skin is the worst to manage in humid conditions so unfortunately those of you with this skin type are in for a slightly bumpier ride. That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to decrease the amount of moisture, just that it might take a slightly longer process. Try to pamper yourself with a facial mask at least once a week. The Elemis Herbal Lavender Mask is great as lavender is a natural ingredient for controlling the oil levels in your skin. Using a good quality toner also helps to reduce oil levels so oily skinned ladies should aim to tone multiple times a day in humid conditions to keep those pesky oil levels at bay! Try Simple’s Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner for great results. Lastly, a deep pore cleanser should be a really important part of your summer skincare regime. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner is great for oily skinned ladies as it will strip oil whilst still containing your skins essential moisture.

Skin Care - Oil Free Toner

If you have “combination skin”…

  • Combination skin can be a tricky one in humid conditions as often the excess moisture can cause those annoying breakouts to occur more often and more ferociously. With this in mind it is definitely essential to make sure that your skincare routine is 100% on point. Try using a pore minimizer to reduce the appearance of pores as this will definitely help to combat excess oil. Sisely’s Global Perfect Pore Minimizer is great as it contains lavender which, as mentioned above, is an excellent ingredient for controlling oil levels. Cleansing is also really important for combination skin but try to use a non-soap cleanser, this will strip away the excess oil whilst also moisturizing those pesky dry areas. Neutrogena’s Ultra Gentle Cleanser is gentle, yet affective and moisturizes without leaving a filmy residence on the surface of your skin.

Skin Care - Combination Skin

If you have “dry skin”…

  • Although humidity is generally considered to be good for those of you with drier skin, it is still important to make sure that the increased heat doesn’t cause certain areas to dry out more. Try to use a lotion which contains grape seed oil as this can help to trap that good moisture in your skin. For dry skinned ladies it is most important to moisturize the skin at night as this is when there will be less moisture for it to soak up in the air but choose a lightweight product such as Trilogy’s Very Gentle Moisturizing Cream as something heavier may lead to increased break-outs. You should aim to use a scrub at least once a week, Biore’s Pore Unclogging Scrub is ideal for this as the spherical beads in the product clean away impurities without damaging your skin. Dry skinned ladies may also be more prone to feelings of tightness after cleansing in humid conditions so try a looser one such as Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser as this will help to combat the areas of your skin which are drying out because of the heat.

Skin Care - Dry Skin

So there you have it – our guide to treating your skin kindly during the humid months. If you follow the advice above you should see a visible difference in how your skin copes with humidity which will hopefully improve your all around glow!

 


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Melissa... September 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM

I totally agree to the above said points..a vry Gud n interesting review Poo…am gonna check out kichl ultra facial toner…tnks somuch for sharing.

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poonam September 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Thanks a lott Melz but the post is written Charlotte.. :)
I have heard some raving reviewes about keihl’s products but didn’t got a chance to try!!
I am gonna try the recommendation here made for dry skin.. :D

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Shivi@COSMOCHICS September 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM

This is such an interesting and informative post!
I will definitely buy the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner which you have mentioned above for oily skin!
Thanks for the tips Charlotte!

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poonam September 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Thanks Shivi.. as the suggestions are based on skin type so hope it will help to choose the products better.. Glad u liked it.. :) :)

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Swati Reddy September 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Superb tips.. :)

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poonam September 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Thanks Swati.. :)

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Preeti Kaur September 26, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Never tried Kiehl’s but I guess I need to try it it soon :) Nice post :)

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poonam September 26, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Thanks Preeti.. Kiehl’s definitely have some good stuff :)

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Vipra S September 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Great post :) Some really needed tips ;)
I had visited the Kiehl’s store other day but couldn’t line up their products but now I guess have to take them seriously ;)
Thanks for sharing Charlotte <3

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poonam September 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Thanks Vipu.. Yeah really helpful as it is categorized based on skin type.. as all of them have different requirements! :)
I can see some Kiehl’s Haul in the making.. ;) ;)
Glad u liked the post.. :)

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Atreyee September 26, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Great post.. loved reading it. :)

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poonam September 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Thanks dear.. hope u find it helpful.. :)

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Radha September 27, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Wow so informative post dear :D

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poonam September 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Thanks Radha.. glad u liked it dear.. :)

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Rajani @ Perfecting the Imperfections September 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM

great tips.. and a very informative post!!!

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poonam September 27, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Thanks a lot Rajani.. :D

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Niesha September 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM

When the weather is humid oily skin is like worst to have!! Informative post Charlotte!

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poonam September 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Yeah.. humid weather is such a pain even dry skin starts behaving weirdd.. :-O

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Rajshree September 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Very nice and informative post :)

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poonam September 27, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Thanks dear.. :)

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Heena September 27, 2013 at 3:34 PM

I Agree.. Using Face Packs 1-2 Times a Week Does Really Helps in Keeping Oil At Bay

‘ll Keep The Product Reccos in Mind

Nice Post :)

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poonam September 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Yeah Me too go for face packs or wash face with chilled water during monsoon’s sweaty eveninggs.. when I have to rush to some party!! ;)

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Shweta Sarawgi September 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I love Biore products .. But are they available in India?

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poonam September 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM

I havent Tried any Biore stuff.. not sure if they are available here on India.. :-|

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Arzoo September 27, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Awesome post. I am definitely buying grapeseed oil for my dry skin and Poonam, if you know any brand of this oil, please guide me.. What about Aroma Magic?

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poonam September 28, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I havent tried the Aroma Magic Essential Oils but will be buying one soon.. will share my eperience with you dear.. :)
I havent yet tried any essential oil at all so couldnt help much.. :(

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tejinder September 27, 2013 at 9:08 PM

great post n useful too..
thanks for sharing..

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poonam September 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Thanks Tej.. :)

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Urvashi Salaria September 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Amazing post and informative too :)

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poonam September 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Thanks a lott Dear.. :)

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rakhshanda September 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Great post, very helpful for skincare especially while winter is coming <3

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poonam September 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Thanks dear.. glad u find it useful.. :)

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