No Sweat: Lightweight Moisturizers for Singapore’s Insanely Hot Weather

No Sweat: Lightweight Moisturizers for Singapore’s Insanely Hot Weather

Is the humidity taking over your life? If the answer’s yes, then it’s high time you did something about it. In the heat of Singapore, we leave our homes as clean, scented goddesses, only to return later at night as the sticky, miserable victims of an unforgiving heat wave.

While it might be tempting to skip a moisturizer altogether, that may actually cause your skin to produce more sebum, which leads to clogged pores and breakouts. There’s a fine line between moisturizing your skin and having it become an oil slick, so listen up: the key to fresh skin is finding the perfect formula. Leave your heavy, rich creams for the colder months and opt for something lighter during the heat. These lightweight, super-chill moisturizers will keep your skin hydrated and fresh throughout the stickiest days:CAUDALIE Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid

If you’re prone to a glistening t-zone come noon, no matter how much blotting sheets you’ve used, then it’s time to meet your ally in the fight against shine! Formulated to reduce sebum in the skin to keep oil at bay, this (literally) weightless fluid has an instantly mattifying effect on skin. Worried about drying out? Never fear! It works to rebalance the skin by reactivating natural hydration mechanisms so it stays perfectly hydrated.

$40 (was $46), VIIMART.comSULWHASOO Essential Balancing Emulsion

Emulsions are typically water-based, and are lighter versions of moisturizing creams. This essential, herbal fluid lotion is infused with Korean medicinal herbs to improve skin clarity for dewy, soft skin. The smooth finish allows it to spread easily over the skin’s surface, allowing it to absorb completely. In our opinion, emulsions are great when you’d like more supple skin as they do add a great deal of comfort to taut skin.

$67 (was $78), VIIMART.comLANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream

As soon as this gel cream touches the skin, it lowers skin temperature and naturally reduces production of sebum and excess oil, revealing shine-free skin. With Laneige’s signature moisturizing recipe, it consists of hydro-ionized mineral water, a fusion of 6 moisture-maximizing minerals to deliver hydration for 24 hours whilst strengthening skin’s natural barrier to prevent moisture loss.

$41 (was $52), VIIMART.comCRÈME SIMON Oxygenating Light Day Moisturizer

Face the day with this lightweight moisturizer that penetrates the skin easily. Thanks to Crème Simon’s exclusive Liquid Crystals Technology, you can now feel the difference of immediate hydration whilst owning soft, balanced skin with no greasy after-feel; helping makeup stay fresh longer. It further has a proven efficacy in skin oxygenation, new skin cell regeneration and melanin inhibition for brighter, clearer skin.

$86 (was $95), VIIMART.comINNISFREE Green Tea Balancing Cream

Hydrate and recharge your skin with Jeju’s green tea — renowned for its cleanliness and abundant plant life. Developed specifically for combination skin, the Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Collection may be as rich in amino acids and minerals as its counterpart, the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Collection, but it features a ‘light-as-whipped-cream’ texture to absorb quickly into skin, forming a thin layer of moisture.

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Switching up your moisturizer is a stressful, albeit necessary, seasonal exchange. As temperatures (and humidity levels) begin to rise, you’ll need something to replenish your skin’s moisture without causing it to shine like the sun. The right selection of moisturizers will supply you with a seamless transition into hotter months. Find your new best friend HERE for happier and healthier skin!