Skincare during High Humidity

4 years ago

I`m so happy I found the perfect photo for this post!

Anyways, this is something I picked up during my summer in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Over there, it`s usually always about 35-40 degrees celcius due to the high humidity. And because its highly polluted, its a terrible mix for your skin.

The first month I got there, I had no idea what to do. I have not had a breakout in 5 years, but I got MANY breakouts when I was there due to me treating my skin as if it was in Toronto, which is less humid and hot.

The second month was a lot better when I learned how to take care of my skin. My breakouts disappeared and I had my regular skin back.

The most important thing to remember is: Don`t overdo your makeup.

When I tried to do my regular cat eye makeup there, I realized that even the sheerest bb cream causes breakouts due to the humidity and trapping all the pollution into your skin.

Even when I didn`t have bb cream on, leaving skin care products on my skin caused breakouts, even though they were targeted to prevent breakouts. I had to suffer through my face smelling like spinach for 2 months straight.

Anyways, what I did was, I carried around a non-alcoholic face wash, toner and a gel based lotion in my purse. Every 6 hours, I would wash my face, apply lotion, sunscreen and mascara, and that was it. Nothing fancy. And it worked. My skin cleared up in a week and remained clear.

The products I used was:
Shiseido Perfect Whip Cleanser
Skinfood Vita C Spray Toner
Skinfood Fresh Juice Gel Lotion

I do the same thing in Toronto. When I know I will be out for more than 10 hours, I bring makeup remover wipes, a cleanser, a toner, a gel based cream, sunscreen and my makeup along with me.

I know it`s tedious, but redoing your entire skincare and makeup routine saves your skin, especially if you`re going to be out from morning to late night. Even a 5 minute break is sufficient. You`re washing off the pollutants that got clogged in your skin and refreshing it. You also look more freshened up because your makeup will be new.

I hope this helps.

*photo is not mine, see source link*

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