Have you ever experienced putting on body lotion recommended by your favourite beauty blogger and then felt icky because you’re drenching in sweat? On the other hand, if you don’t put on any moisturiser your skin tends to get drier than the Sahara Desert? Ah, the dilemma of living in a tropical country where it’s hot and humid 24/7. There are things to consider when you want your skin to look its best in the extremely hot weather: balancing the skin’s moisture levels, skin hydration to replace water loss, and cleansing. These moisturising products are built with humid conditions in mind and can provide just the right amount of nourishment for your body. Keep reading….
Everyone needs bath soap, but make sure to choose non-toxic, skin-friendly products. Free from SLS and parabens, this ultra gentle by SW1 Clinic is an aromatic crème wash cleanses the skin. It gently removes impurities, dust, dead skin cells and does so without stripping any of your natural lipids. Apply to damp skin in the shower and massage through. Don’t worry if it doesn’t foam up – you’ll still be left with clean skin that’s super-smooth to touch!
We can’t stress this enough: never skip sunscreen. Supergoop! is a go-to brand when it comes to sun protection and we’re sure you’ve already heard about their sun care range. This sunscreen features a lightweight moisturizing formula perfect for everyday use, so you can protect your skin from photoaging and dehydration sans the greasy feeling. The smell is amazing and it can also be used for the face, a definite plus in our books!
If you haven’t tried using body oils in your hydration routine, you’re missing out! Don’t let the word ‘oil’ scare you—they’re known to give your skin a healthy glow without the greasy after-feel. Add this to your cart the next time you go body care shopping: a multitasking body oil like this one from Nuxe has a cult-like status because of its lightweight, non-greasy, and fast-absorbing formulation. Apply it right after you shower for that luminous glow, add it to your hair care routine to nourish dehydrated strands, or even add it to your bathwater for a relaxing dip—this body oil ups the ante when it comes to multitasking body care.
Let us tell you a Brazilian beauty secret: body scrub. Exfoliation is key if you’re aiming for glowing, silky soft skin! Bid goodbye to dry patchy skin and dead cells with this celebrity-fave body scrub. A plus: the mix of Amazonian guarana seeds, coconut, açaí, and cupuaçu butter will leave your skin nourished and soft-to-touch. Pair it with the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub for extra moisture!
On humid days, refresh and give yourself a midday pick-me-up with a water spray! Stash one in your bag and keep one at home so you can spritz this hydrating mist throughout the day. Even if it’s originally made for the face, you can use this on dry, itchy parts of your body, too. Perfect for all skin types (those with sensitive skin, rejoice!), use this all-in-one spray to calm irritated skin and boost hydration. To use, spray into the skin that needs extra nourishment, and leave for about two to three minutes.