Living in the tropics can already be very tricky for our skin, but summer amps up the temperature to degrees even higher than usual. This can cause extreme sun damage, dryness, and dullness beyond what we usually experience, leaving us to adjust our beauty routine to a whole new extent.
So if you've been feeling extra worried about your skin this season, here are simple ways to perk up your routine without shelling out the extra dollars.
Change the way you take your coffee
Caffeine can cause dehydration even on regular days, so take extra caution when the heat is at its peak. But if you're a certified coffee addict, try trading your usual cup of joe with rubbing some damp coffee grounds to your skin. Not only can it help exfoliate, but the antioxidants in your coffee can also help recharge the skin cells from inside and out, leaving you looking fresh and radiant as soon as you wash it off.
Go for minimal ways to refresh
One of our greatest tendencies when the temperature goes up is to wash our face at almost every hour. But even if it feels good, it actually contributes to drying up our skin even more as doing this prevents our oil and sweat glands to expel the toxins from within. So the best alternative to refresh and even keep your makeup looking radiant despite the heat is to either spritz on some face mist or use a damp cloth to give our skin that much needed cooling, without ridding it of the natural hydration it needs.