Situated near the equator, Singapore has a tropical climate that often includes high temperatures and humidity. While you may enjoy basking in the sunlight outdoors, the combination of both heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin.
If you have acne-prone skin, you may have noticed that your complexion is clearer when travelling to cooler countries. But once you’re back in Singapore, all chaos breaks loose!
From causing skin dehydration to clogged pores, Singapore’s tropical environment is a trigger for increasing acne breakouts. Take a look below at how the sun and humidity lead to acne, as well as how to manage it.
How does sun and humidity affect your skin?
A little dose of sunlight is essential to lift your spirits and health. However, the blazing heat in Singapore can open up your skin to a host of issues, such as dehydration, more perspiration and increased oil production – as your sebaceous glands work excessively to combat the heat.
In a humid environment, the sweat on your skin is also unable to evaporate quickly, as the atmosphere has already absorbed a significant amount of water vapour from its surroundings. This creates the perfect environment for the acne-causing bacteria P.acnes to thrive and spread.
Humidity also causes your pores to open, making them susceptible to collecting oil, dirt, and allergens. When dead skin cells mix with the excess sweat, dirt and oil, your pores become clogged, which increases your potential of experiencing a breakout. A hot and humid climate can be a recipe for breakouts if you have acne-prone skin.
How to manage weather-related breakouts?
Although you can’t do much about the weather, taking extra care of your skin can help to minimise breakouts for a clearer complexion. Here are a few tips for managing and avoiding irritating your acne:
1. Don’t over-cleanse
When your skin gets oily and clammy, you may want to wash it more frequently to get rid of the impurities and refresh your skin. However, overdoing it may only irritate your skin further.
Wash your face twice a day, in the morning and evening. Use a gentle cleanser that won’t dry out your skin and causes more oil to be produced. You can also switch it up for a night-time cleanser that contains exfoliating acids like salicylic to loosen dead cells and tackle common acne concerns.
2. Keep your skin hydrated
While it may appear contradictory, oily and acne-prone skin still need to be properly hydrated in humid weather. Use a moisturiser that contains ceramides, which help to retain water in your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is another popular ingredient for maintaining hydration in your skin.
You can easily identify a moisturiser that’s right for you by choosing one that is non-comedogenic and oil-free. They are especially crucial for acne-prone skin as they help balance the pH of the skin and prevent excess sebum production.
3. Protect your skin from UV rays
UV rays from the sun can cause great damage to your skin, especially when it comes to acne. If you’re on topical or oral acne medication, your skin will be exceptionally sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays, so it’s crucial that you protect it.
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30 before stepping out of the house every day. Go for a product that’s non-comedogenic so that it won’t clog your pores and aggravate your acne.
4. Pamper your skin
To achieve optimal skin health, complement your daily skincare regimen with a targeted treatment that’s formulated to manage your breakouts.
Dealing with clogged pores? Try out our exclusively curated Adonis Oxy Clear Essence Set! Specially designed to perform in Singapore’s hot and humid climate, this unique formula helps to regulate sebum production, reduce white and blackhead, and dissolve hardened sebum oils from your pores.
You’ll also receive a FREE Auras Facial worth $180, along with 3 sachets of Blackhead Mask, when you purchase the set – look forward to pampering your skin with an extraction facial to remove your white and blackheads for a more radiant, smoother skin.
Combined with the regular use of face masks, the humidity can be unforgiving to your skin, often leading to skin congestion or an outbreak of blemishes. Keep your skin in good shape and show it some extra TLC to beat the heat!
At Adonis, we offer a range of facial packages to address your skin concerns and reveal a healthy complexion. Keep your skin in good shape and enjoy a relaxing session with our affordable facial treatments!