Have you ever thought about how heat affects your skin? And it's not just the heat, but whether it's humid or dry? Here I tell you the difference and the key to SAVE your skin this summer...
As experts in Psycho-dermatology, we understand the importance of addressing not only the external effects of the weather on the skin, but also how it can affect emotional and mental well-being.
Psycho-dermatology establishes a dual connection between the emotional state and the state of the skin. When we notice skin alterations such as pimples, redness, dark spots, wrinkles or flaccidity, it is normal for our self-esteem to drop a little and for us to feel stressed because we do not know what we are doing wrong.
That's why it's essential to understand the difference between the effects of dry heat vs. moist heat on your skin and what you need in each case:
The impact of dry heat on the skin:
- Dryness and desqyuamation because the dry environment encourages the evaporation of water from the skin Your skin will feel rougher.
- Dehydration and tightness due to low humidity, the environment can rob the skin of moisture.
- Dull skin due to dryness and dehydration.
- Itching and irritation, the dryness itself can also cause itching and irritation.
The keys to combating its effects:
It is crucial to prioritize deep hydration with nourishing ingredients:
An effective way to treat skin moisture loss is to incorporate products that provide intense hydration and nourishment, replenishing the skin's moisture barrier (with ingredients that protect the skin from external aggressions such as first cold-pressed oils from grape, flax, chia, argan...and soothing ingredients such as calendula, chamomile and aloe vera). Applying them regularly helps to combat the drying effects of dry heat and maintain optimal skin health.
We recommend as Moisture Plus and Serenity Oil which provide hydration, nourishment and protection to the skin.
In this image, you can see the before and after of using Serenity Oil on my son's skin with atopic dermatitis:
The impact of humid heat on the skin:
You will feel more hydrated skin, as the humid heat helps to maintain skin hydration, as the environment's own humidity prevents rapid evaporation of skin water and electrolytes.
- Increased sweating: In humid climates, the skin tends to sweat more to regulate body temperature, which can worsen acne, as well as leaving our skin feeling sticky.
- Aggravation of skin conditions: If you tend to suffer from eczema, atopic dermatitis or psoriasis, you may experience a worsening of your symptoms due to the increased humidity in the environment.
- Possible irritation: Humidity and sweat can cause skin irritation.
- Keep in mind that with extreme temperatures in humid climates, sun exposure and the duration of sun exposure will cause you to sweat even more, so protecting yourself and your skin in the shade is critical to avoid heat stroke and dehydration.
The keys to combating the effects of humid heat on your skin
It's important to tailor your skincare routine with lightweight products that won't clog pores or feel heavy on the skin. Choose options such as Purify cleanser and Active Mist instead of heavy moisturisers. These products provide fresh, gentle hydration, helping to keep skin balanced and prevent excessive oiliness.
In this image, you can see the real results that our customer Maria sent us, using Purify cleanser and Clear serum when she suffered an acne outbreak:
Also, if you have dry or dehydrated skin, using a light, fast-absorbing moisturiser such as Moisture Light is ideal, as it provides the necessary hydration without leaving your skin sticky and also soothes redness and irritation.
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