How does climate change affect us?

When autumn begins and temperatures start to drop, our skin reacts by constricting blood vessels to protect the body from excessive heat loss. This causes less oxygen and nutrients to reach the dermis, as well as a reduction in the secretion of your sebaceous glands. The result? Dull, dry, tight and sensitive skin.

Fortunately, there are some daily measures we can take to minimize the consequences of the temperature drop and prevent dry skin.

  1. Moisturizing: creams rich in vitamin A are an excellent option to restore natural moisture to our skin. The best time to do this is immediately after showering, when it will be more easily absorbed.

 

  1. Avoid excessive use of heating: sudden changes in temperature increase the risk of dilated capillaries and spider veins.

 

  1. Use sulfate-free soaps and detergents: cleansers containing sulfates tend to generate a lot of foam and can damage the hydrolipidic layer of our skin, making it dry out much easier.

 

  1. Reduce and/or avoid the consumption of tobacco and alcohol: these substances have a negative impact on the health of the skin as they favor the appearance of free radicals, the main causes of premature aging.

 

  1. Increase the consumption of water and antioxidants: the ideal is to consume at least 2 liters of water per day. In addition, it is necessary to incorporate foods such as fruits, vegetables and nuts, rich in essential vitamins for the skin such as A, C and E, into our diet.

 

By following these tips, we will be able to keep our skin moisturized, fresh and soft in spite of the change of weather.