Facial acids to steer clear of in hot weather

For a lot of us, the  days are getting brighter and sunnier. We think it’s a good time to talk  about how it can affect our skincare routines. The hot weather, while it is fun for exploring our lighter outfit options, can be a bit tricky for our skin especially regarding our favorite facial acids. We want to make sure we treat our skin with the love and gentleness it deserves.

First off, there are some facial acids to avoid when the temperature starts increasing. We all love how facial acids can make our skin glow and feel good. But during the hot weather, some of these acids might not be the best options for our skin. For instance, high concentrations of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid or Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid might make our skin a bit more sensitive to the sun. We think it’s essential to tread lightly with these powerful ingredients when we’re spending more time under the sun. They are acids after all so they can burn our skin. So, if you know you might have to make a trip under the sun and outside of air conditioning, we’d suggest you stick to applying these acids at night when the weather is cooler.

Moving on, we have some hot weather skin care tips that can help us adjust our routines for the better. When the heat is on, keeping our skin care simpler can be the best bet. We recommend embracing lighter moisturizers, staying very hydrated, and, most importantly, not forgetting our sunscreen. Yes, don’t forget to use your SPF. 

Also, during hot weather, adding in more hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid or aloe vera might be exactly what our skin needs. They’re like a cool breeze on a hot day for our skin.

Lastly, we truly believe in listening to our skin. If it’s telling you that something feels off, it might be a good idea to pause and reassess. For us who really have to use facial acids and feel a way about reducing their use during the hot weather, don’t worry. You can still keep them in your routine by using them during the nighttime, reducing the frequency, or going for products with lower concentrations. 

In all, while we adjust our routines to the hot weather, remember to be gentle and kind to ourselves. It’s perfectly okay to take things slow and tweak our skincare to what feels right. After all, we’re all on this journey together, discovering what works best for our unique skin under this overactive sun. Let’s continue to share, learn, and care for each other with all the love and kindness we have.


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