Sweltering heat does a number on your skin. Some of the more common skin issues that come with high heat levels
• Increased sebum (oil) and clogged pores
• Heat is a catalyst for increased melasma and pigmentation. It’s not just sun that turns on your pigment producing cells!
• Dehydration and more noticeable wrinkles. A/C, as good as it feels, actually helps dry out your skin by removing moisture from the air and that desk fan dries you out too.
• Heat stress – Stress for any reason makes your skin more susceptible to rashes and infection…it’s a neuropeptide thing.
• Swimming Pool skin : Those extra dips in the pool? Well, let’s just say that chlorine isn’t your skin’s BFF.
• Drink lots of water (add in a sport drink for electrolytes if you’re sweating a lot)
• Moisturize 24-7. Now’s the time to really make sure you are a moisturizing fiend! A.M., P.M.. before going out, to bed, to work or even just hanging out at home
• Get a shower filter. They last for months and make your skin happier and softer
• Wear a hat – keeps you cooler all over and helps prevent pigmentation problems
• Promise your skin an extra 7 rinse splashes after cleansing. You’ll notice improved hydration immediately
• Moisturizer for every skin. Oily skin needs moisture too (the oil free kind). Helps liquify oil that can clog
• Go Pro with Medical Microdermabrasion and Salipeels to rehydrate and unclog pores, allowing absorption of megawatt products that work for YOUR skin
Invest in a humidifier. In the dry climate we have here, combined with A/C in the car and everywhere else, any extra moisture you can add to your personal environment will help your skin look and feel and behave better.
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.