What facial features do Filipinas cherish most? Their hair? That’s certainly up there on the list. But, we can also say the same of their skin. Fortunately, Filipina women today are starting to care for the health of their skin more than their skin color – having fair skin is no longer the obsession it once was. Proper skin care is important since we live in a country where the sun can be quite fierce and the rains, equally intense. So, it is vital to know a thing or two about how to care for one’s skin in the tropics.
While many Filipinas are aware of how to safeguard their skin from the damaging effects of the sun, not too many of them know how to care for their skin when the rains come. Maybe we just assume that because it’s raining, our skin will receive the moisture it needs. In truth, our skin still needs pampering even when the sun hides behind the clouds.
In the heat of the summer, most women do something extra to protect their skin. Among these added measures is the use of face mists. As these are easy enough to carry along, you can pop them out any time of the day, wherever you are, and give your face couple of quick, refreshing sprays.
Another popular summer skincare product is the mattifying primer. The heat makes your sebaceous glands produce more sebum, making you look way too oily. Mattifying products prevent that by absorbing the oil from your skin.
If you’re lucky enough to go to the beach during the summer, sunscreen is also must. These days there are plenty of serums and sunscreens out there that are lightweight on the face, don’t smell of chemicals, and effectively protect your skin from those damaging UVB and UVA rays.
What about when it rains? Below are some key rainy day skin care tips for different skin types.
For those with dry skin
Ironically, people with dry skin types suffer during the rainy season. Rainwater can be laced with pollutants and other toxins, especially in the city, and these irritants can have a dehydrating effect on your skin. Cleanse and moisturize your face thoroughly after getting caught in the rain, regardless of skin type. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This is more effective than constantly splashing water on your face.
For those with oily skin
Women with oily skin sometimes forego cleansing, moisturizing, and toning during the rainy season. In truth, these are essential even when it’s humid, as the humidity causes your skin to sweat more and increases oil production. Invest in high-quality skincare products, like herbal skin toner and moisturizer, that can nourish your skin and restore its pH balance.
For those with combination skin
If you have combination skin, meaning there are some dry areas and some oily areas in your face, you need extra care when it rains. Your dry skin must be cleaned and moisturized, while the oily parts need to be scrubbed and toned. For truly healthy skin, though, adequate water consumption is the key.
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