Hot + Humid
WHAT EXACTLY CHANGES IN THE SKIN: First, the skin’s temperature control initiates heat release by expanding its blood vessel closer to the surface. This is why you look rosy and flushed when it’s hot. Second, it initiates the sweat glands to transfer water to the surface in the form of perspiration. The excessive humidity stops the sweat from quickly evaporating, limiting the desired cooling effect, and trapping the wetness on your skin. This is why 80⁰F in a humid climate feels more like 90⁰F.
The lipids, found naturally in the skin, then turn from waxy to oily when skin releases heat. Mixed with the trapped sweat, pores get clogged and break outs accelerate. Your skin starts to reduce its Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) production as it gets too much hydration. Additionally, strong UV light and heightened pollution by hot and humid air, create free radicals in the skin, which leads to inflammation, barrier dysfunction and the appearance of aged skin.
SKINCARE SOLUTION: Tropical Day Cream