Cracking the secret to glowing skin can be challenging and first, we must understand the difference between dewy glowing skin and an oily, shiny sheen, the latter of course, is what we want to avoid in this tropical climate of ours. Humidity doesn't favour products that are too rich and heavy, so it definitely requires a different approach to maintain fresh, dewy and glowing skin in Malaysia’s sunny weather.
Plus, with the constant exposure to external aggressors such as UV rays and pollution amongst others, we end up becoming prone to a plethora of skincare concerns such as dark spots, enlarged pores, excess sebum and sun damage. On top of this, as one of the most stressed out countries in the world, the effects of this will inevitably show up on our skin, rendering us further away from the goal of dewy, glowing skin.
Here are some top tips alongside our favourite go-to beauty products, from essences and serums to cleansers and moisturisers, to help us beat the humidity and achieve our glowing skin goals:
1. The key to glowing skin is a good cleanse
It is never a good idea to skip on cleansing in this hot and humid climate of ours even if you are in an air-conditioned room most of the time. You'd be surprised to know how much buildup your skin accumulates through the day so as a start for your glowing skincare routine, it’s extremely important to thoroughly cleanse the impurities off your skin. Here is our top pick for a cleanser that helps to clear your pores without stripping the moisture off your skin.