Dry Climate Dry Skin

"Arizona’s Weather Wrinkles and Why"   

Skincare professionals are all about keeping your skin hydrated and more radiant, especially in dry climates. Proper hydration helps prevent superficial wrinkles, creping and extreme dullness. A group of Japanese scientists recently tested a theory by having volunteers go into a room with humidity levels of 10% or 80% and using tracking technology, they were able to see how everyone’s skin reacted. As expected, the skin of those that were in the low-humidity room, lacked elasticity and the smile lines were more pronounced.

The most significant finding coming from this experiment showed that living in a dry climate (whether hot or cold) can be hard on your skin and will more than likely cause you to develop premature wrinkling. "In dry weather, the water that's naturally in your skin will evaporate, and the moisturizer you apply will evaporate more rapidly," says New York City dermatologist Robert Anolik. "This study shows us that objectively, that will mean more wrinkles in the short term and the long term."


"Anti-Aging for Arizona"

What to do: to help balance dehydrated skin, apply a face balancing, anti-aging moisturizer with alternatives such as Bakuchiol (bah-koo-chee-all) non-drying antioxidant alternative to retinol, Arcadia All In One Oil and include a serum packed with hyaluronic acid and hydrating botanicals for nourishment of the skin, both day and night Phoenician Youth Serum.

If you live in a humid environment, applying once daily should be enough. "You have to reach a very high humidity point for your skin to take its moisture from the environment, so you still need to wear moisturizers and serums, so your skin won't dry out as quickly," Anolik explains.

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