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Summer Skincare Tips for the Humidity in Japan!

Summer in Japan can be both beautiful and challenging, especially with the intense humidity that can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are some essential tips and suggestions to help you maintain healthy, glowing skin during the humid summer months.


Cleansing: Keep it Light and Regular

Humidity can cause excessive sweating and oil production, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Use a gentle, foaming cleanser or gel, twice daily to remove sweat, oil, and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. 

Exfoliation: Stay Balanced

Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and prevents clogged pores. However, over-exfoliating can irritate the skin, especially in humid conditions. Aim to exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a mild exfoliant. 

Hydration: Choose Lightweight Formulas

In high humidity, heavy creams can feel greasy and clog pores. Opt for lightweight, moisturisers that provide hydration without the heaviness. If these still make your skin feel oily, try using a light face oil.


Sun Protection: A Must-Have

UV rays are harmful year-round but can be particularly intense in summer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Choose a non-comedogenic, sweat-resistant formula to prevent breakouts and ensure it stays effective.

Oil Control: Manage Shine

To combat excess oil, use blotting papers throughout the day. Additionally, incorporating an oil-free, mattifying primer before applying makeup can help control shine and keep your makeup in place.


Refreshing Mist: Instant Hydration

A facial mist can provide a refreshing burst of hydration and cool down your skin throughout the day. Take your bottle with you and use anytime you need to refresh.

Makeup: Less is More

Heavy makeup can feel uncomfortable in humid weather and can clog pores. Opt for lightweight, breathable products. Consider using a tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead of foundation, and waterproof products to avoid smudging.

Diet and Hydration: Inside Out

What you consume affects your skin. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and include water-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet. Avoid excessive sugar and processed foods, which can contribute to breakouts.


Navigating skincare during Japan's humid summer requires a combination of lightweight, non-comedogenic products and regular cleansing and hydration. By adjusting your skincare routine to account for the increased moisture in the air, you can keep your skin clear, healthy, and glowing all summer long.


Remember, everyone's skin is different, so it may take some experimentation to find what works best for you. Stay hydrated, use sun protection, and enjoy the summer with confidence!


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