The AirCon & Your Skin
I am a 30-year-old career woman who works long hours in air-condition. I have combination skin and the occasional outbreak. What can I do for my skin?
Combination skin is both oily and dry on different parts of the face; it requires clever treatment and time to be retuned. A sizeable percentage of Asians have combination or oily skin, evident from the number of anti- shine and seboregulating products in the stores today.
Spending long hours in air-condition can further dehydrate the dry parts of combination skin while the oily parts become even oilier as the sebaceous glands produce even more sebum to makeup for a loss in natural oils. This unbalanced skin state can result in expression lines around the eyes and mouth, clogged pores or outbreaks at your T-zone.
A basic 3-step routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin twice a day works for most people. However, your combination skin and occasional outbreaks are likely to be persistent as they require proper treatment that a homecare routine cannot provide. Professional, prescriptive treatment is your best and safest bet to retune your combination skin and stop the outbreaks from recurring.