We’ve already covered how to keep your cool when the humidity starts to rise, but there’s another beauty danger when it comes to the summer. You may not recognize it as something bad, but it is definitely something to look out for. We’re talking about air conditioners.
Stepping into an air conditioned building or room after being outdoors in the sweltering heat can feel amazing. But there are definitely some drawbacks to prolonged exposure to air conditioning. Let’s talk about some of the biggest issues and how to avoid them.
Skin: As you can imagine, being in an air conditioned room all day does affect your skin. Besides causing you to fight with your coworkers or hide at your desk covered in a giant sweater, air conditioning reduces the level of moisture in the air, leading to drier skin and even blotchiness. We love using hydrating sprays throughout the day to combat this. Clinicians Complex Antioxidant Facial Mist with Rose Water is a great one to try out. It contains aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and tons of vitamins to instantly hydrate, soothe and plump up your skin. Try lightly spraying your face then using a tissue to gently blot away any excess without ruining your makeup.
Hands and nails: Your poor hands and nails are already prone to dryness. Add that to a dry office environment and you’ll notice dry cuticles, rough palms and possibly even peeling nails. Show your hands some love with a super-rich cream like Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream, which contains macadamia nut oil and grape seed extract for a moisturizing treat that won’t leave you with greasy hands. Rub a little extra cream onto your cuticles to keep them healthy and promote nail growth.
Hair: If you notice that your hair looks dull or feels dry by midday, it might be your air conditioners fault. Exposure to air conditioners can zap the moisture out of your hair, making it look lackluster. Luckily, Philip B Lovin’ Leave-in Conditioner is the perfect solution. It contains chamomile, aloe vera and soy proteins to protect, hydrate and smooth your hair. For super shiny locks, apply it before styling your hair and use a tiny dab whenever your ends feel a little dry.