|HAIR AND SKIN: WEATHER INFLUENCE
METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY
The weather has an important influence on skin and hair. We have all heard about the "bad hair
day", "the cracking lips" and the "dry flaky skin". This essay will focus on how to prepare
for the weather's attack on the skin and lips.
Chapped lips can be painful and unbeauteous. Two weather elements that lead to chapped lips are
wind and dry air. Both these elements evaporate moisture from the lips. To help prevent the chapping
of lips use a chap stick. Especially put chap stick
on before going outside. If it is very dry then you may need to put chap stick on multiple
times per day. If it is very dry indoors then a humidifier will help out.
In a dry weather pattern the skin could begin to succumb to the dry influence. Some symptoms
include reddening skin, flaky skin and dry skin. There are three solutions that when combined
have a good chance of reducing the problem. First, use a humidifier in the home. Second, use
a moisturizing body cleaner when bathing. Putting a dandruff shampoo not only in the hair but
on the skin can help also. Third, use a moisturizing lotion during the day. The places that
tend to have the most drying are the hands, knees, face and arms.
We have all heard of a "bad hair day". How does weather influence this? Two primary elements contribute
to a bad hair day which are wind and high humidity. High humidity tends to curl the
hair out of place. Wind can blow it out of place also. In very dry air, static conditions
can also move the hair out of place. The no wind moderate humidity situation is the best
for hair. It often takes some hair spray or gel to keep hair in place when it is windy
Good luck on taking care of your hair and skin!