With recorded temperatures breezing past 30 degrees and thunderstorms reaching even El Nido this week, the summer’s weather has been a lot to deal with.
In a brain-melting heatwave, a regimen unfit for our humid conditions can start to feel like a liability for even the most dedicated skincare fiends. Thankfully, we have a couple tricks up our sleeve to help you beat the heat and feel your coolest. Read on to find out what the Lifestyle Inquirer Staff are using on their skin as a bit of respite from the heat.
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Combined with the CHANEL L’Essence Fondamentale, you get hydration for that toned and radiant complexion.
-Ria, Editor in Chief
Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser
As someone who has yet to fully understand his own skin, this facial cleanser does wonders in making me feel that i’m doing the right thing.
Gentle, zesty, and refreshing, washing my face with this gel-based cleanser boosts my confidence after each use.
-Lex Celera, Features Editor
Avéne Thermal Spring Water
I always keep a bottle of this facial mist with me because a great way to soothe and refresh my skin throughout the day and ensure that my face is always cleansed and dirt-free. Its ingredients are formulated to reduce redness and irritation—something that tends to happen when the weather is hot and sticky, especially now that I’m constantly required to be in a mask.
It’s generously packed with minerals for a soothing and hydrating boost, whenever and wherever you need it. Because it’s so gentle, I also like to use it for my hair to soften it and tame any frizz.
-Angela Go, Managing Editor
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
One of my earliest childhood memories was watching my grandmother get ready in front of her vanity. Growing up, she’d always tell me how she started putting on Olay moisturizer as early as 14 and that if I wanted good skin too, I should follow suit. Naturally, I took her advice as gospel and started sneaking through my mother’s drawers to try and sneak a few swipes of cream or a few drops of serum here and there.
As I got older, I suppose you could say I found my own version of my grandmother’s Olay cream — Embryolisse’s Lait-Crème Concentré. My absolute favourite moisturizer, its lightweight and ultra-hydrating formula are perfect for humid weather or stuffy flights when you’re traveling.
-Soph Concordia, Editorial Assistant
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
This product is the secret weapon to battling clogged pores and maskne—a common problem caused by dirt and sweat especially in our humid climate. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is a gentle and lightweight chemical exfoliant— a great alternative to face scrubs which can be too abrasive for the skin and cause micro-tears. This is perfect for improving skin texture and preventing breakouts, leaving you with clearer and fresher looking skin in this sweltering weather.
-Colleen Cosme, Editorial Assistant
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
This high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula clears the skin of dark pores and spots, skin texture, breakouts, and the appearance of large pores, giving you an opening to ditch full-coverage foundation on days when your skin needs to breathe. This serum also lays light and cool on the skin, making it perfect for a skincare routine in humid weather.
-Hannah Manuel, Intern
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
This water and sweat-resistant SPF is what you need to get through your day feeling fresh. The Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is my go-to product, ideal for humid days where warm air and towering sultriness exists. It’s a model for all skin types and leaves a natural matte finish. It allows my skin to soothe and fully hydrate with powerful ingredients that are packaged into this game-changing necessity. “The original, totally invisible, weightless, scentless sunscreen with SPF 40 that leaves a velvety finish.”
-Tamanna Mahbubani, Intern
Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen
This Aqua Daily Sunscreen marks off all I need and want in my daily dose of SPF. Packaged in a pump, its light and thin consistency make it such an easy product to dab all over your face. Its subtle fragrance is also perfect for those sensitive to scents like me. This sunscreen absorbs into your skin quickly and leaves a smooth finish making you feel fresh and all set for the day ahead, whether you decide to go make-up free or not.