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Thereâ€™s no escaping the summer heat, since we all have step outside eventually, right? It feels like a jungle out there, and itâ€™s a fact that increased temperatures can have an impact on your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson of Modern Dermatology of Connecticut in WestportÂ shares the affects heat can have, and how to protect your skin this summer.
When we feel the sensation of heat on our skin, infrared-A (IRA) energy is to blame. â€œThe sun emits many wavelengths of light, and while UVA and UVB rays are the most talked about, they only account for roughly 5 percent of what reaches us from the sun. IRA is invisible, but it accounts for approximately 50 per
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What do you think of when you hear the words Aloe Vera? I’m instantly transported back to my teen years when I’d visit my grandparents in Bal Harbour, Florida. My sister, brother and I spent almost every school holiday and summer break hanging out with all the other kids who were visiting their grandparents as well. We’d swim in the ocean and bake ourselves by the pool, obviously a very different time — we weren’t schooled to protect our skin as much as we now know we should. If we got sunburned — and we always did — we’d break open an aloe vera leaf and apply the cool, green gel that oozed out of it directly on the burn. Nothing felt better than that!
Aloe Vera has been used medicinal
If you’re anything like me it takes more than a few days to adjust when the temperature climbs into the 90’s and beyond and the humidity makes the air so thick it’s hard to breathe. At times, this heat and high humidity combo can sap all myÂ energy and make me feel light-headed, irritable and more than a littleÂ cranky, so finding ways to keep my cool is of the utmost importance.
Keeping cool when the mercury soars is no easy feat, but over the years I’ve learned a trick or two to help me get through it. I’ve found that cool showers, wearing loose-fitting, breathable clothing and drinking plenty of H2O before I even feel thirsty does make a difference in how I feel. I avoid exercising
Say goodbye to using toothpaste for clearing up that embarrassing pimple on your chin and say hello to a cutting-edge spot acne treatment. For this weekâ€™s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY, we have 3 bottles of Clear Clinic Vanished ($35) to give to our lucky winners. Conveniently packaged in a travel-sized bottle, Vanished is part of the 19-product acne treatment line created by board-certified dermatologist Eric Schweiger, MD (this weekâ€™s Beauty Guru), for his Clear Clinic centers in New York City.
â€œClear Clinic was designed to care for people with acne in the most effective way possible. There is no reason that anyone should have to live with acne or acne scars,â€ says Dr. Sch