It's been an odd year, weather wise. Our winters have been extra cold and wet and our summer, has been moderate and an absolute delight. Sure we've had our hot days here and there, no Baltimore summer would be complete without them; but it hasn't been the normal Baltimore summer when you leave your air conditioned bliss and it feels like you're walking into someones mouth.
In theory one would think that skin issues would be at a minimum, but I have noticed so much more inflammation and cystic acne this year than I have in years past. It's been kind of an anomaly. Clients who have normally had beautiful skin, have been complaining of constant irritation and redness like they've never had before. It's been very perplexing. Also, our seasonal allergies have been much worse this time, and I think that has a lot to do with the red, angry, inflamed and itchy skin that's been plaguing everyone this year.
Of course, the first thing everyone does is reach for the drying agents to get rid of those painful cystic spots. Not always the greatest idea if you;re skin is already irritated.
I know I reiterate it a lot in my posts, about treating the skin gently, not over drying and trying to heal your body from the inside to the outside and from the outside in.
So drink tea, take warm baths, nurture your largest organ, so it can take care of you in the coming months of cold and snow and rain.