Skin is our armor. Largest organ in human body, it protects us from external elements such as UV, wind, variations in temperature, bacterial or chemical aggressions. What does it means? If skin doesn't have its full integrity, we cannot have a perfect protection .
How weather can affect that barrier effect?
We must keep in mind that 80% of skin aging is environmental and 20% genetic. With heat, humidity, high pollution level or even wind, moisture escapes from our skin when sweating. It is how dehydration starts. We might think sweat is an healthy process - and it is- but mixed with dust, humidity and bacteria it can lead to clogged pores and acne. Our skin tends to be more oily and subject to breakouts. To preserve its barrier function we must boost hydration levels by drinking a lot of water, a correct alimentation and a proper moisturizer. Living in warmer climate means focusing on three key areas: boosting the skin’s hydration levels, preventing skin congestion, and protecting the skin from pollution, air conditioning and U.V. damage.
Tips for hot and humid weather :
1/CLEANSING: Extremely important under heat and humid weather. To keep our skin healthy and glowing, we must cleanse it with a face wash twice a day. This will not only help our skin to get rid of impurities, dirt and excess oil but will also prevent our pores from clogging.
2/HYDRATION: Moisturizer is essential to prevent loss of water from the top layer of our skin. Hyaluronic Acid is definitely the best booster ingredient for those conditions. The water storage by excellence
3/ SCRUB: Removes dead skin cells and resurfaces healthy skin giving it a fresher and youthful look. Regular exfoliation also prevents bacteria build-up and unclogs pores. It is recommended to do a scrub once or twice a week.
Give the right care to your skin specially in extreme weather conditions .