Heading from one extreme climate to another? Your face is about to freak.All is well when seasons change and skin has time to gradually adjust to the new environment. But when you cross from tropical to polar (or vice versa) rather suddenly, panic sets in. "People get red cheeks, their skin gets dehydrated, and they get breakouts," says Ulli Haslacher, president of Pour Moi, of climate-shocked skin. With Pour Moi Day Creams you can easily transition from one climate to another, while your skin health, barrier, hydration and anti-aging strategy remain consistent and seamless so you can reap the long-term benefits. Plan ahead by understanding the harmful impact to your face, and learn how to thwart weather and environmental assaults using Pour Moi, the only brand that formulates and thinks differently about the effect climate has on your skin.
What Happens When Skin is Climate Shocked
The only way skin can cope when it’s shocked is to work quickly and adjust accordingly. During that process, tiny blood vessels in your skin may rapidly expand, which can lead to redness, inflammation, and more noticeable veins resulting in undereye darkness, for example. Extreme weather, cold or hot, can also exacerbate existing conditions like eczema or cause new conditions to form. Acne, for example, is known to show up when temps drop suddenly and dryness sets in with less moisture available in the air. That dehydration coupled with harsh winds strip skin of its surface lipids, which act as bodyguards keeping moisture in and dirt out. With that protection gone, bacteria does a happy dance knowing that it can sneak in and wreak havoc.