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Beauty Must-Haves for Tropical Thailand Weather
by: The Beat Asia
Makeup trends come and go but being fresh and having healthy skin will never be passé. Life in the tropics, as we know, may seem ideal, what with one's proximity to nature and beaches, and the constant sunny, balmy weather, but it isn't always sunshine and roses. We're talking greasy hair and oily skin from sweating due to the sweltering heat, pit stains, and even sunburn.
To keep your skin healthy and fresh in Thailand's tropical weather, here are some beauty essentials you should have at the ready!
Clear Improvement Oil-Free Moisturizer with Bamboo Charcoal by Origins
Hot and humid weather can increase your skin's oil production. While we're all about that dewy look, there's a clear difference between having an iridescent glow and looking like you slathered baby oil all over your face. To keep your skin hydrated but not oily in the tropics, check out Origins' Clear Improvement Oil-Free Moisturizer with Bamboo Charcoal. Priced at THB1,800 on Sephora Thailand, this non-acnegenic, oil-free moisturiser in cream formulation can suit a variety of skin types, from combination and sensitive to oily, normal, and dry. It also has bamboo charcoal and salicylic acid to help purify your skin.
H2O Skintint by Pixi
Follow your moisturiser with some skin tint to achieve a my-face-but-better look. We can't go wrong with long-wearing foundations that can have us go from business by day to party by night but wearing foundation in the tropics can sometimes be too heavy. For something breathable and lightweight, we recommend Pixi's H2O Skintint tinted face gel if you want a flawless, radiant finish. This skin tint has medium and sheer coverage and is suited for combination, sensitive, oily, normal, and dry skin. It retails for THB930 on Sephora Thailand and comes in six shades.
Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers by Tatcha
Say goodbye to oily face with these blotting papers from Tatcha. These natural sheets can help in removing excess oil from your skin without ruining your makeup. The blotting papers, which cost THB450 for 40 pieces, are made of abaca leaf and are paraben-, sulphate-, and alcohol-free.
Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist by Herbivore Botanicals
Being out and about in Thailand can leave your skin feeling parched, so you must always carry a bottle of face mist with you to give your sun-baked skin a spritz. Herbivore Botanicals' Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist, which costs THB570 on Sephora Thailand for a 60-millilitre bottle, is perfect for such sweltering days because it has a base of refreshing coconut water. It's also infused with hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose for your skin to be toned, hydrated, and softened!
Mineral Mattescreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen by Supergoop!
Not wearing sunscreen is not a crime, but it might as well be. You can forget to do your brows, lips, and eyes when going out, but forgetting to wear sunscreen when you live in the tropics is an atrocity and it's not something you can just sweep under the metaphorical rug. Not that we're being dramatic or anything...
Overexposure to sunlight can damage the skin, so sun protection is a must, especially in tropical and high-UV index areas. If you hate the gloopy feel of sunblock, we recommend you go for the Mineral Mattescreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen by Supergoop! This 100% mineral sunscreen offers SPF 40 and helps smoothen the skin and minimise pores without leaving you oily. It costs THB780 for a 20-ml tube and THB1,600 for the 45-ml variant.
Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo by Living Proof
Excessive sweating from the heat can leave your hair limp and greasy. If you need a quick fix for this kind of dilemma, look no further than dry shampoo. Not only will it get rid of your locks' oil, sweat, and stink, but it will also give it some softness. Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo promises to clean your hair just as effectively as rinse-out shampoo without leaving your tresses with icky residue. This powder absorbs grease and sweat in an instant, while finishing and conditioning agents leave your hair shiny and silky. You can get this dry shampoo for THB620 for an 83-ml bottle and THB1,050 for a 184-ml bottle.
B. Well Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Natural Deodorant by Briogeo
While we cannot control the way our bodies perspire, we do have a hand in making sure we still smell good and fresh despite sweating it out the whole day. This deodorant by Briogeo can be your best friend in that department, thanks to its non-toxic, plant-based balm formula. Utilising natural ingredients such as tea tree and eucalyptus, this deodorant can help neutralise body odour while calming sensitivity with coconut water. It is recommended to apply this deodorant twice daily and reapply as needed. A tube costs THB650 on Sephora Thailand.
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