Your skin is aging–here’s what you can do

Aging skin is accompanied by biochemical changes that occur in the outer layer of your skin (i.e., the stratum corneum, or SC). These changes degrade the skin’s barrier function as well as its ability to retain water. Consequently, you’re more apt to experience dry skin in response to indoor skin stressors—moderated by both the weather and building properties of your residence.

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Let October Be Your Skin Care Preparedness Month!

The month of October for most of the United States marks the transition between the warm, humid, part of the year and the cooler months. Cooler weather produces higher indoor drying stresses on skin due to lower indoor humidities and temperatures. Now is a good time to evaluate your skin-care practices before dry, itchy skin develops!

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Water Vapor Levels in Air and Your Skin

We know that water vapor in outdoor air continually enters a residence and changes the level of indoor relative humidity. Consequently, there should be a direct connection between local weather conditions, for example the concentration of water vapor in outdoor air, and people’s tendency to have dry skin caused by exposures to indoor humidity and temperature stressors.

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