When we start paying attention to skincare and taking care of our biggest organ, we usually reconsider our skincare and diet. We review everything we consume, thinking that this step only will help defend our skin and avoid serious problems.
To tell the truth, we greatly underestimate the huge impact of climate and its changes on our skin health.
Meanwhile, however powerful and effective your skincare and diet are, you cannot ignore the enduring influence of climate change and weather on your skin.
We wanted to explain and describe some situations and how they can affect your skin, and, of course, give you some tips so you can independently choose how to protect your skin from the environment, so keep reading further.
Climate change and its impact on us
The ozone layer of the Earth is becoming thinner gradually, and at some locations, this protective layer is significantly damaged. As a result, more and more Ultraviolet rays of the Sun penetrate our atmosphere (UV radiation is a form of non-ionizing radiation that is emitted by the Sun). Sun rays can damage your skin by drying and aging it. Besides, long-term exposure to sunlight can cause skin cancer.
So the least you can do for your skin is to apply a clean sunscreen with high SPF. Use sunscreen during the sunny hours of the day. It’s usually between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Of course, it is better to avoid going out during these hours or choose shady places, but if you have no choice, then a good sunscreen will help you. By the way, applying sunscreen is a must even if you are not going out. It’s because UV rays come into your room through your windows, and even such exposure to the Sun can be dangerous especially during hot weather, so better protect yourself in advance.
Note that the more sensitive your skin, the higher the SPF should be. This applies to the skin tone as well. Lighter skin needs more protection because of the low level of melanin. This surely doesn’t mean that dark skin is immune to the damage caused by the UV rays, but still darker skin is more protected. So pay attention to the SPF level of your sunscreen. Another tip: most of the time your face skin needs a sunscreen with a higher SPF than your body, as facial skin is obviously thinner than body skin.
Remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours approximately, and immediately after sweating or getting wet.
Air pollution: another trigger
Air pollution is another effect of climate change. It is one of the horrible problems of our century which comes from different sources like transport or stationary (industry, power plants, etc.). Air pollution is a trigger for an inflammatory skin outbreak.
The dusty and polluted air can clog your pores, which will cause pimples or blackheads to appear on your skin.
Now you wish you could buy a one-way ticket to the Maldives and live there till your last days, right? Putting jokes aside, it’s obvious that only a small number of people can change their place of residence because of air pollution. Besides, if you live on planet Earth (we hope other planets’ residents can’t read us yet), then at least one effect of climate change will affect you. These are not statistics, just logic. We are all in the same boat, so depending on your specific location, you should take the corresponding action.
As the polluted air can clog pores, daily deep cleansing is a must for all of us. This is the part where the Oil-To-Milk Double Cleanser from BBA Organic can save your skin. This cleanser is used to remove the dirt, the makeup, and the remaining sunscreen in the evening, cleaning all the impurities with them. The product purifies the skin by providing a glow and leaving your skin soft.
The Chamomile extract contained in the double cleanser reduces signs of aging by protecting the skin from free radical damage. And the Oat kernel in the formula removes all dirt and excess oil while lightening and improving the skin tone. This natural formula is a magic stick for your skincare at the end of the day.
Weather and skin
You may be curious about what kind of weather is best for your skin? Look, extreme cold and hot both affect the skin in a bad way. Too much heat can damage your skin by causing a lot of sweating. As a result, dust settles on sweaty skin and clogs your pores. It can cause inflammation and breakouts. But warm and moderately humid weather is very gentle on your skin. In this case, the skin barrier functions normally, and your skin barrier maintains its natural structure.
As for the cold weather, it also has pros and cons. The bad side is that cold air can damage your skin-make it itchy, cracking, and damage its overall structure. Still, moderately cold weather boosts the structure and revitalizes your skin. Cold weather slows down the aging process and keeps your skin toned, firm, and bright.
Just remember that extremely cold and hot weather is similarly damaging your skin, and in case of very low or very high temperatures, just avoid staying out for too long and use protective skincare such as sunscreen during hot days and moisturizing, nourishing products.
Keep in mind that acclimatization occurs in about two weeks, and your body (and your skin as well) gets used to new weather. You can help your skin by taking additional steps before exposure to cold or hot air. The same applies to when you are traveling to a location where the weather is very different from your location. Always check detailed information on weather and how the locals protect themselves from extreme weather.
Protecting our largest organ
Have you ever thought that skincare is not only for fighting the already existing consequences? Of course, most of us notice the problem only when it’s already there. But what about protecting in advance? And yes, we don’t talk about applying sunscreens to avoid sun damage.
When working on the creation of the four famous formulas of BBA Organic, our founder has taken care of skin protection as well. And here we want to mention our two moisturizers - The Advanced Moisturizer and The Clarifying Gel-Moisturizer. Let’s discover both and see which one is right for you.
The Advanced Moisturizer is a product designed for normal to dry skin. It supports the moisture level in the deep layers of the skin. The Advanced Moisturizer provides long-lasting protection for a healthy skin barrier against environmental stressors, leading to dryness and premature aging.
Only a light pump of the advanced moisturizer is enough to moisturize and soften your skin. Use it twice a day - in the morning and in the evening. By the way, The Advanced Moisturizer works great on neck skin and low neckline.
The Clarifying Gel-Moisturizer is a product for oily and acne-prone skin. A clarifying moisturizer-sounds magical, right? We are in love with this formula. It’s the best friend for problematic skin prone to inflammation and breakouts. This moisturizer not only hydrates your skin and ensures the necessary level of moisture in it, but it also provides long-lasting antioxidant protection for the whole day. And no more worries about protecting your skin against pollution.
Besides, remember that popping a pimple will make it look worse, so it makes no sense to try to take it off.
Do some spot treatment and let it heal. Having applied spot care will help you not to touch or itch the problematic zones. By the way, BBA Organic Gel-Moisturizer can be used as a spot treatment as well. Just have a little patience and help your skin during hard times on behalf of irritating it more.
We just wanted to show you that you can fight a problem before it occurs. And on your complicated way to healthy and shiny skin, nature is there to help you. It’s more than enough to support your health after all. And BBA Organic was created to emphasize the strength of natural ingredients when used properly. You don’t need anything else: I’m nature™.