The truth about air conditioners and your skin
By Chandni Ghosh
There are certain skin sins we are guilty of—poor nutrition, an irregular sleep cycle and unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, your facial skin is also affected by external factors. One such detriment is the air conditioner. You sit for hours at your workspace without realizing that the air conditioner is slowly and surely drying out your skin. You come back home and what’s your idea of relaxation? Turning the air conditioner on. It’s a double-edged sword—you might think you’re keeping the heat at bay but your skin is silently fighting its own battle. Air conditioners draw out humidity from the air. Resultantly, this process dries up the epidermis layer of the skin causing your skin to shrivel up. If you wish to know more on how air conditioning damages your skin, keep reading…
Dry and itchy
Air conditioners are not selective about the moisture they pull in. As a result, your epidermis is deprived of moisture causing your skin to turn dry. This is when you start feeling like your skin is stretched, dehydrated and itchy.
Your body loses its ability to produce sweat when you’re in an air conditioned room. This leads to a considerable loss of moisture in your skin. This is when your skin starts losing elasticity due to the lack of moisture. All of this can cause your wrinkles and fine lines to look a lot more exaggerated.
Air conditioning causes your skin to slowly lose its regenerating powers. This is because when you step out in the blazing sun right after getting out of an air conditioned room, your skin feels rather confused and stressed. This is when your skin is struggling to fight the change in environment but is unable to due to the lack of adequate moisture in the skin.
Fight the damage with: Dermafique
While you can’t choose to shun the air conditioner, you can surely amp up your hydration routine—a regime that’ll help you combat the loss of moisture because of excessive exposure to air conditioning. We suggest choosing a cleanser that doesn’t dry out your skin any further. Do so by including the Dermafique pH Restore [Cleansing Mousse] that is a soap-free cleanser—one that won’t rob your skin of its natural oils. This cleanser will gently rid your skin off dirt, grime and excess oil while maintaining its pH balance. Since you will go back to being in the air conditioned room again, you need something that makes your skin resilient to fight back. This is why the pH Restore [Cleansing Mousse] fits right in because its micelle technology removes impurities while preventing future damage. Once you’ve cleansed your skin, make sure you get your day and night hydration in place. We suggest the Dermafique Advanced Hydration and the Dermafique Advanced Repair. The Advanced Hydration is a day crème in addition to being an intensely nourishing moisturiser with the power of10x Vitamin E@. It fights skin damage while ensuring that your skin looks radiant as ever. The Dermafique Advanced Repair works overnight to reduce signs of ageing, thanks to its DermaRefine Complex with 5x Ceramide synthesis boost that prevents further collagen breakdown.