How To Maintain Your Skin's Moisture Despite Changing Weather Conditions
Learn how you can arm yourself with the correct moisturizing products, to help combat dryness in ever-changing weather
It has been quite a chilly February with the northeast monsoon giving rise to a series of significant temperature drops in the Philippines. Earlier this month, it was stated in an article on ABS-CBN News that the temperature in Metro Manila reached 18.5 degrees Celsius—the lowest recorded in the area since January. According to the state weather bureau, it will continue to stay the same until the end of the month as the amihan brings fair weather and cloudy skies to the country.
Just when we thought we'd be experiencing heat this early in the year, the weather decides to surprise us with some sweater weather, as they say. Preparing for the summer is something we're used to, but when we're faced with cool and dry conditions (constant air-conditioning included), our skin tends to shift its needs as well.
Maintaining a strong moisture barrier for our skin is essential not only in achieving that glow, but also in avoiding harmful aggressors like bacteria and environmental pollutants from entering the body amid changing weather conditions.
“One of the more common causes of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is extreme changes in the environment that affect the rate of water evaporation, thus throwing off the water balance in the skin,” explains Kiehl’s Scientific Director Dr. Nancy Ilaya, PhD. “When the water balance is off, the skin can lose its suppleness, plasticity, and becomes more prone to physical damage.”
What's a woman to do? We say stock up on the right skincare products to help you build that shield against unpredictable weather changes! A glorious skincare product we can swear by is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. Apart from its lightweightness and greaseless finish, it also strengthens the moisture barrier by 47.9% after one use and provides 24-hour hydration to our facial skin without missing its driest areas. Its key ingredients include glacial glycoprotein from sea glaciers and squalane from olives.
When experiencing the usual hot and humid climate in our homeland, we can use the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream that absorbs natural oils and water to keep our moisture barrier strong and provide our skin with 24-hours of shine-free hydration that it needs.
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