To protect your skin from air conditioning and prevent it from drying out, consider the following recommendations.
Doctors Mar Mira and Sofía Ruiz del Cueto from the Clínica Mira+Cueto have offered us the following suggestions:
- Drink water: Drink two liters of water under normal conditions. When you are exposed to air conditioning, however, this amount should be increased; even when you are not thirsty, it is best to drink more water than normal.
- Get in the habit of washing your hands and face: Avoid using scented soaps or bar soap. Instead, use liquid soap, especially if they contain lactic acid which gives the skin a glow and leaves it smooth. When you dry your face, it is best to not rub it brusquely; instead, give your face a gentle, light pat with a towel.
- Use refreshing, light lotions: Another way to protect the skin is to apply a light and refreshing lotion. This calms and deeply hydrates all your pores. Avoid lotions that contain alcohol in them.
- Eat foods with antioxidants in them: It is important to not let the skin get too dry. Eating fruits, vegetables, dairy products, nuts and green tea can help prevent this.