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Air Conditioner Assault


Sensual and Fresh

If you work in an air-conditioned building all summer, it’s possible you may have noticed a change in your skin. Air conditioning can take the glow out of your sensitive skin by reducing its natural humidity, so try these strategies to keep it moisturized and beautiful.

Take Your Vitamin C

Folk wisdom basically treats Vitamin C as a health cure all. But this powerful antioxidant vitamin can do more for you than stop a cold in its tracks. Vitamin C, when applied topically, can also act as a powerful moisturizer and skin protectant. Using a product with Vitamin C also encourages the production of collagen, which helps keep skin firm and youthful.

Treat Your Skin Gently

A crucial component to keeping skin healthy is treating your face gently, as it is thinner and more vulnerable than the other skin on your body. In particular, over-exfoliation is often a main culprit in dryness. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week is usually plenty, especially if your skin is dry. And make sure you’re not cleansing too often or using a product that is too harsh for your skin type.

Practice Good Habits

Our skin gets bombarded with so much every single day: sun, wind, and over-zealous air conditioning all take their toll on the moisture content of your skin. That’s why it’s important to practice habits that will lead to good skin health. Smoking, excessive alcohol intake, and drinking caffeine can all have negative impacts on your skin. If you’re sitting in the moisture-zapping air conditioning all day and are noticing significant drying, then it might be time to consider the ways your habits out of the office might be contributing to the problem.

Our skin care specialists can help you fight back against dry skin and bring back that healthy glow!