Skincare for Singapore's Humid Climate

Singapore's tropical climate offers lush greenery and year-round warmth, but it also presents unique challenges for skincare. The high humidity levels can lead to increased oiliness, clogged pores, and heightened sensitivity, making it essential to adapt your skincare routine accordingly. With the right approach, you can maintain a radiant complexion despite the challenging environment.


Cleanse Gently, Yet Thoroughly

Opt for a gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier. Consider using a foaming or gel-based cleanser formulated for oily or combination skin types.


We recommend: Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Gel Facial Wash

With 5% witch hazel and zinc, this gentle yet effective cleanser deeply purifies and mattifies skin, regulating oil production for a shine-free finish. Pro Amino Acid Technology strengthens the skin barrier, protecting against blemish-causing impurities.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, it removes makeup and grime without stripping or tightness. Dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic, and free from harsh chemicals, alcohol, mineral oils, artificial colors, and perfume. 


Exfoliate Regularly, but Gently

Exfoliation is essential for sloughing off dead skin cells and preventing clogged pores. However, in humid climates, it's crucial to avoid over-exfoliation, which can compromise the skin's moisture barrier and lead to increased sensitivity. Opt for gentle chemical exfoliants containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids, and limit usage to 2-3 times per week.

We recommend: Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid swiftly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens, and evens out skin tone. It clears and minimizes enlarged pores and sheds built-up layers of skin with BHA (beta hydroxy acid). Its fluid, lightweight texture also absorbs quickly into skin. While suitable for all skin types, the texture is especially beneficial for those with normal to oily or combination skin, stubborn blackheads, and blemish-prone skin.


Combat Excess Oil

Incorporate products containing ingredients like salicylic acid or niacinamide to help regulate oil production and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Use an oil-absorbing face mask or blotting papers throughout the day to control shine without disrupting makeup.

We recommend: AHC Premium Hydration Soother Skin Fit Mask

The AHC Hydra Soother Cellulose Mask Sheet offers multiple benefits in a convenient skincare routine. Hydrating the skin, it imparts a softer, smoother texture. 

Through its cleansing action, impurities and makeup are effectively removed, leaving behind a refreshed complexion. Additionally, the mask provides moisturization by leaving a light mist that helps to lock in moisture, promoting hydrated skin. This cellulose mask also aids in regulating moisture levels, making it suitable for normal to oily skin types.


Hydrate Wisely

While it may seem counterintuitive to moisturize in a humid climate, hydration remains crucial. Choose lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizers and hydrating serums that absorb quickly into the skin. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which provide hydration without heaviness.

We recommend: AHC Ultimate Hydration Set

The Premium EX Hydra B5 Biome Capsule Concentrate is packed with lactobacillus from probiotics in the Blue Biome capsules helps balance and strengthen skin's moisture and overall condition. The high-purity core ingredients, Derma hyaluronic acid and D-panthenol (vitamin B5) with added natural ingredients offer powerful hydration with a mild prescription. * Derma hyaluronic acid: an ingredient certified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) * D-panthenol: a highly pure ingredient made by DSM, a global ingredient manufacturer.

For the ultimate hydration, AHC’s Aqualuronic Cream is lightweight yet deeply moisturizing cream is enriched with triple hyaluronic acid to quench your skin's thirst, providing an instant surge of moisture. Formulated with Ceramides and French Sea Water, it works to replenish skin energy and help fortify its moisture barrier. Its long-lasting hydration is provided by a combination of mineral rich seawater and AHC's exclusive Aqua Ceramide Complex, ensuring refreshed skin all day long!


Sun Protection Is Non-Negotiable

Shield your skin from the sun's harmful rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily. Opt for oil-free or gel-based formulas that won't feel greasy or exacerbate shine. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you're outdoors or engaging in water-related activities.

We recommend:  Vaseline Daily Sun Cream

Hailing from Korea, this product boasts a dual-action approach: delivering abundant moisture from within while offering robust UV protection externally! With innovative water-holding technology, it ensures a refreshing, cooling sensation coupled with intense hydration. Its lightweight texture makes it perfect for daily application.

Utilizing Vaseline's moisturizing jelly formula, it creates a protective barrier against the scorching heat of UV rays, safeguarding your skin from sun-induced dryness. This sunscreen comes highly recommended for those seeking a soft, non-sticky option with a refreshing feel.


Navigating skincare in Singapore's humid climate requires a delicate balance of hydration, sun protection, and oil control. By following these expert tips and selecting the right products for your skin type, you can achieve a healthy, glowing complexion despite the challenges posed by the tropical environment. Remember, consistency is key, so stick to your skincare regimen diligently, and your skin will thank you for it in the long run.