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Hotter climates get hotter (and dryer) this time of the year, which can throw our skin off balance, which means that sticking to your previous routine may not yield the results you require.

Though we may not be too pleased with this change, there are certain tweaks to implement in
your ritual to keep you and your skin flawless, glowing and beautiful as always.

Here’s our list of the 5 steps to take to update your skincare routine this period.

1. Cleanse

It is important to clean your skin morning and night to keep it clear. A mild cleanser with exfoliating ingredients will do the trick. To make cleanser more potent, try washing face with a Konjac sponge or face cloth to get rid of dirt and debris which may have settled over the course of the day.

2. Tone


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Though this step can be skipped all year round, it’s important to incorporate it in your skincare routine this season. Toners are used after cleansers to remove stubborn dirt, seal pores and prevent blemishes.

3. Use water based moisturizers with sun protection

Wearing a water based moisturizer is absolutely necessary this period as they are usually weightless and absorb easily into skin.

How can you tell that a moisturizer is water based? Simply check the ingredients list. The first item listed is usually the base. If it shows water or Aqua, then it is water based. Don’t forget to look for one with sunscreen.

4. Skip the face make up

Face makeup such as Foundation and Concealers are a big no-no this season as they not only clog the pores, but oxidize into skin, giving a greyish, unhealthy look. Like a bit of coverage? Use a tinted moisturizer, cream-to-powder foundation or bb cream instead which contain less oil.

5. Stay Hydrated

Hydration may well be the most important step on this list. Replenish lost body fluids this season by drinking plenty of water and staying away from fizzy, carbonated drinks which may actually dehydrate you.

This article was written by a person residing in Nigeria, West Africa, a tropical country. These tips can however be implemented during the summer for readers residing in colder climates.

Do you have any hot weather beauty tips you would like to share? Please comment below.


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