Are the heat and humidity affecting your skin?
Sweltering heat causes skin issues. When it’s hot, we’re exposed to bright sunshine. We also hit the beach and swimming pools to cool off -- especially when we're going to have a hot, sunny weekend ahead! All of the above can have an effect on our skin.
- Chlorine from swimming pools strips the skin of natural oils and can leave your arms and legs dry. Be sure to rinse well after being in the pool and follow with body moisturizer. Spritzing on our lightweight Seed Body Oil Mist will help seal in moisture after showering. Swim, then rinse off the chlorine, then apply the body oil.
- Salt water from the ocean is known for its positive effects on the skin, but there are also negative ones.The salt is actually hard to completely wash off the skin and can cause body acne. After a dip in the ocean, be sure to wash with a gentle body wash.
- Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature skin aging. When it’s hot, most of us wear shorts, tanks tops, and sundresses. This leaves our skin vulnerable to the UV rays. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen is a must.
An increase in humidity means that there is excess moisture in the air. The same is true for your skin. When there is more moisture in the air, there is more moisture in your skin. While this may be wonderful for those with dry skin, it can wreak havoc on oily or combination skin types. When there is high humidity, changes such as excess oil and shine are common. You may notice "bacne" -- or acne on the back -- on the rise.
- Consider using blotting papers throughout the day to remove surface shine.
- Try a mattifying primer to create a smooth surface and reduce the appearance of shine on the skin.
- Apply skin care products to unclog the pores and help prevent acne flare ups.
- Wash face with a gentle facial cleanser to keep oil at bay.
- You may not need a rich and thick body cream right now. Seed Body Lotion will nourish your skin without making it feel sticky. The aloe vera in our lotion will also help soothe the skin after sun exposure.
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