Singapore offers a rare opportunity for year-round water recreation and sunbathing. However, that much outdoor activity can be bad for your skin. To help you, here are 10 simple tips to help you care for your skin while in Singapore.
- Exfoliate Your Skin Dead skin cells and debris build up over time and make your skin look dull. You need to remove those dead skin cells and debris with an exfoliating wash or scrub.
- Don’t Just Use Hand Soap Hand soap is great for washing your hands, but little else. Your face and body require the best body bath products that match your skin type and ensure your skin gets the moisturizers, vitamins, and nutrients that hand soap doesn’t provide.
- Avoid Razor Burn Whether you are a woman and shave your legs or a man and shave your face, you’ll get the best results and preserve your skin by using sharp razors and short strokes while shaving. The longer the stroke and the duller the blade, the more razor burn you will get.
- Cool It in the Shower While showering, it is best to keep the temperature less than steaming hot. Hot showers drive the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and dull in appearance. Very warm showers will clean just as well, without sapping your skin’s natural oils.
- Moisturize Your Skin When you wake up, before you go to bed, and intermittently throughout the day you should use a moisturizer matched for your particular skin type. That means oil-based moisturizer if you have dry skin, and a water-based moisturizer if your skin is oily.
- Adjust Your Skincare Products Singapore generally has a wet season and a dry season. That means you need to adjust your skincare products to match environmental conditions, as well as your personal skin needs, as the local climate changes. Oil-based moisturizers during the wet season and water-based during the dry season will work if you have normal skin.
- Drink Lots of Water You and your skin must be hydrated to withstand the rigors of sun exposure and to ensure proper skin health. Two liters of water each day will do it.
- Know Your SPFs With about 12 hours of sunlight every day, you need to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. A sunscreen with a sun protection factor between SPF 15 and SPF 30 should protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, while also acting as a moisturizer.
- Treat Your Sunburn Sooner or later, you will get too much sun exposure on some parts of your body and end up with a sunburn. When that happens, you should use a cooling balm or soothing botanical cream to cool your damaged skin, provide much-needed nutrients, and promote rapid healing.
- Get Rid of Upper Body Blemishes If you are among the many who has acne and blemishes on your back and upper body, medicated cleansers that have salicylic acid can remove contaminants and clear your back and chest of annoying blemishes.
The preceding 10 skin care tips will help you control the effects of Singapore’s climate and weather on your skin. Through diligence and with the right products, you can have fantastic skin and look your best all year.