Skincare is a habit that varies according to each climate. Therefore, there are solutions for every need.
Extreme temperature change and diet variation, among other factors, affect the health of the skin; Therefore, it is essential to provide exceptional care during this rest season.
Holidays are a season in which people's routine changes, activities are carried out where they are more exposed to the sun, rain, cold, or heat. However, one of the habits that must be maintained at all times is skincare, as these drastic variations of climate generate irreparable damage. For this reason, it is essential to keep in mind that each temperature and climatic zone requires specific products that provide the hydration, protection and nutrition that the skin needs.
"The body responds differently to weather changes. For example, in winter, frigid temperatures decrease the hydration and protective function of the skin, which causes dryness in some areas. Also, and in warm environments, tends to become more oily, with the consequent irritation and underlying oxidative damage caused by the increase in sun exposure." Fabio Cahen, senior manager of the BASF Personal and Home Care Business for Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Peru. According to each climate, specific products are needed that add or complement the routine that the skin needs. The expert then gives advice to help neutralize and prevent skin damage.
Constant exposure to sunlight, high levels of humidity, contact with pool water, and drastic changes in temperatures - entering and leaving places with air conditioning - can dehydrate the skin. In this type of climate, it is necessary to reinforce the application of moisturizing products and the use of sunscreens with an efficient UVA-UVB protection on the face and those areas that will be directly exposed to the sun's rays.
Also, it is essential to apply products on the hair that help repair and hydrate the damage that can cause the water in the pools.
One tip: apply treatments and oils with ingredients such as argan, which are restorative and moisturizing at night.
MEDIUM CLIMATES (SPRING TYPE)
In this type of weather, the sun does not turn out to be as strong as in the warm ones, but it is necessary to use solutions with UV protection. This temperature is conducive for because it accelerates the absorption of treatments and deep cleansing products.
Spring is a season known to bring your seasonal allergies, being an excellent moisturizer the perfect ally to help reduce the sensation of stinging and skin breakouts.
One tip: using facial products that include antioxidants and a good load of UVA filters, helps reduce photo-aging, as well as the contribution of keratin-like proteins, help preserve the integrity and beauty of hair.
In cold temperatures, special attention should be paid to the dryness that dry air can cause; This is why it is ideal to take moisturizers everywhere to apply at different times of the day, and thus strengthen the protective layer of the skin. Although there is no warm thermal sensation in this climate, it does not mean that the sun's rays are not healthy and harmful. In fact, in areas where snow falls, the reflection of the sun on the white surface can also cause damage to the skin. Therefore, a product that contains UV protection is still a good idea.
One tip: the hair also suffers from dryness this season. For this reason, it is advisable to apply masks to counteract it, especially those made with natural emollients Karite type that moisturize and strengthen the shine.
"In essence, it's not about drastically changing our care routine. These are small variations that include specific products that enhance skincare and protection in each type of climate. This will help prevent not only immediate damage, such as burns and dryness but long-term effects such as premature aging, blemishes, and skin cancer," concludes the expert.
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