From pimples to sweat rashes, muggy weather can wreak havoc upon complexions – but there are a number of ways you can minimise damage

Keep your skin clean

Dr Amanjot Kaur, specialist dermatologist at RAK Hospital, says basic hygiene is necessary. She recommends washing your face twice a day, using gentle moisturisers and sunscreen, and ensuring hands are clean before touching the face.

“For the body, taking a bath once a day is a must, preferably after sweaty activities like exercising. Drying gently but completely before wearing clothes to avoid trapping moisture is recommended. Wear freshly washed loose cotton or linen clothes and open footwear to avoid fungal infections.”

Avoid too much time outdoors

If you’re finding that the humid weather is affecting your skin in a negative manner, Ashour recommends staying in an air-conditioned space as much as possible. “Use a dehumidifier and ensure your home is well-ventilated. Try to reduce indoor plants if the humidity level in your living space is already too high.”

Published: | Aug 13, 2020

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