When living in hot climates, your skin will experience various impacts that need to be counteracted. Here are the main concerns and actions to keep in mind when taking care of your skin in a hot climate:
Cleanse – Sweat and dust can clog up pores and cause skin blemishes and breakouts to appear more and more often. Ensuring deep and gentle cleansing will remove daily dirt, hydrate your skin and perfectly prepare your skin for your skincare routine.
Hydrate – Our body and skin consume increased levels of water, due to being exposed to the sun, hot temperatures and air-conditioned environments. As vital organs will be supplied with water first, the skin receives water last. This often results in dehydrated skin. The external barrier of the skin, that protects what is happening within, needs to have a balance of water and lipids. Depending on your skin type, you will choose the perfect texture to hydrate and nourish your skin.
Protect – Exposure to sunlight is one of the major causes of wrinkles and premature ageing. Skincare products with UVA and UVB protection will help to protect your skin. Sunrays combined with external pollution like dirt, dust and smog can create harmful free radicals that may cause skin sensitivity and allergic reactions. Premature ageing is caused by cells being depleted from oxygen, and by reducing your skin’s density, both leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamins and anti-oxidants will assist the skin to maintain its strength and vitality.
Correct – Your skin being exposed to sun, heat and pollution, it is prone to faster and more intense signs of ageing; lines, wrinkles, pigmentation marks, loss of elasticity, dull complexion. Correcting these signs of ageing include bringing back density and elasticity to the skin’s tissue, plumping the skin and pushing out lines and wrinkles. Effectively working on an even skin tone means to simultaneously work from the inside on even melanin distribution and balancing the visible pigmentation signs on the skin’s surface. Restoring radiance and clarity will bring back that healthy youthful glow!