Beat the Humidity: A Guide to Flawless Skin


When it comes to the weather, humidity is one of the trickiest elements to battle. Add to that your daily skincare routine, and things may become even more daunting. High humidity levels make your skin oily and greasy, leading to breakouts and clogged pores, especially if makeup is part of your routine. But don't worry, with the right ingredients and products, you can keep your skin looking fresh and radiant in any weather. Here we will discuss some of the best skincare tips to follow in humidity, so you can avoid the dreaded shine and keep a healthy glow.

Opt for lightweight moisturizers

During the summer, switch your thick creams and lotions for a lightweight moisturizer that won't weigh down your skin. Our Hibiscus Beauty Booster combined with the Aloha Youth Serum are great options for balancing a bit of moisture with humidity (or more oily skin). Additionally, try to apply your moisturizer after towel-drying your skin instead of waiting until it's fully dry as this will help lock in moisture.

Use a gentle cleanser

A humid climate already clogs your pores, so using a harsh cleanser can only make it worse. Instead, opt for gentle cleansers that won't strip away natural oils but still clear dirt, oil, and makeup. The best cleansers for humidity are milky or foaming and contain hydrating ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, or aloe vera. Pa'akai Cleansing Cream is a great option here as ingredients like Hawaiian Sea Salt and Hibiscus gently cleanse without drying out skin.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells that clog pores and cause acne, but in humid weather, it's even more important. The high levels of moisture in the air make your skin's cell turnover rate slower, leading to more buildup. Try using a gentle scrub or a chemical exfoliator with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) two to three times a week to keep your skin smooth and refreshed.

Apply SPF daily

Even if it's not sunny outside, UV rays can still harm your skin. Plus, the humidity makes your skin more prone to sunburn. Wearing sunscreen every day is essential, and you should aim for an SPF of at least 30. Opt for a lightweight, broad-spectrum formula that won't leave a white cast on your skin. Malu Protecting Day Cream meets all of these criteria.

Hydrate from the inside out

Humidity dehydrates the body by causing you to sweat more, which is why it's crucial to drink plenty of water. Hydration helps your skin stay fresh, plump, and healthy. Try incorporating hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumber, and oranges into your diet. Additionally, you may want to use a hydrating facial mist throughout the day to refresh and moisturize your skin instantly.


Managing skincare in humidity may seem like a daunting task, but with the right products and ingredients, it can be simple and effective. Focus on using lightweight moisturizers, gentle cleansers, regular exfoliation, daily SPF, and hydrating from the inside out for radiant skin. If it is every overwhelming, you can always consult with a skincare professional to find the best routine for your skin type and needs.

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