As temperatures increase, we rely on blissful blasts of cool air courtesy of our air conditioning. However, did you know that your trusty air cooler can be detrimental to your health? Sudden shifts between the chilled indoor atmosphere and the scorching outdoor temperatures can make you more susceptible to illness—and can also negatively affect your skin.
Over exposure to air conditioning can have extreme drying effects on the skin, causing it to itch and flake. If you have reactive skin that is prone to rosacea or eczema, sitting in an air-conditioned room for prolonged periods of time can worsen the condition. And it doesn’t stop there. The air con’s drying effect has even been linked to premature wrinkles and signs of aging.
The key to maintaining radiant, hydrated skin when subjected to strong waves of air conditioning is to drink plenty of water and moisturize diligently; once before bed and again in the morning. Below, we bring you the 5 best moisturizers to protect and soothe your skin all summer long.
For dry skin:
Bio-Performance Glow Revival Cream
US $100; AED/SAR 367
For sensitive skin:
La Solution 10 de Chanel
US $80; AED/SAR 294
For oily skin:
Bienfait Aqua Vital Lotion Day Cream
US $49; AED/SAR 180
For acne-prone skin:
Aroma-Perfection® Perfecting Care
US $27; AED/SAR 99
US $165; AED/SAR 606