The middle months of the year are typically the hottest – and the time when your skin is crying out for cold comfort.
Besides the obvious sensorial relief, there are actual visible perks to keeping the face and body in a chill state. Studies have shown that there’s a close link between heat and sebum production – when skin temperature goes up by 1 deg C, sebum production increases by 10 per cent. More sebum, mixed with sweat, is more likely to clog pores, which in turn causes whiteheads, blackheads and zits.
Heat also causes pores to become enlarged and visible – read: a more tired, frazzled and greasy-looking face. And those with sensitive or thin skin may find themselves frequently battling redness and irritation, as blood vessels dilate in reaction to the hot environment.
Since it’s neither possible – nor healthy – to stay confined within an air-conditioned room all day, try keeping your cool with these products that promise to chill and freshen up your skin and body.