Why a Vacation Isn’t Always a Good Thing

weather and your skin
Tortola BVI


Hello from Tortola British Virgin Islands!
It’s our first time here, and our view is truly breathtaking. What a beautiful place to be on Valentine’s Day!

I find it so incredible that one day you can be walking in a mile high snowdrift just to wear shorts and a tank the next where the sun prefers to spend most of its time.

And, speaking of the sun, it’s hot here! I don’t mean summer hot, but, 1200 miles from the equator hot!

Now, don’t get me wrong. After spending the majority of the year in frigid, cold temperatures with limited sun exposure, there’s nothing I want more than to vacation in the Caribbean.

The last time we vacationed here, we lived in Florida, so it makes sense I didn’t notice the heat that much. But now that we live back in Michigan, the temperature extreme is seriously wreaking havoc on my skin.

Our skin isn’t fond of temperature changes this drastic. It gets confused going from cold to hot to cold again, not to mention the addition of the scorching Caribbean sun. Weather extremes, both hot and cold can also exacerbate some existing problem skin conditions, and even cause new ones.

So, what to do? Am I suggesting to never vacation from one extreme temperature to another?

Hell no!

Just be prepared (and don’t be surprised) with whatever your skin throws at you during this time. Keep your focus on doing whatever you must to protect your skin at all costs. 

The same sun that gives us a great outlook can still cause the most damage to your skin. Remember you’re given only 1 set of skin to wear your entire life. Keep it healthy by immediately treating sunburn with Aloe or Coconut Oil. And of course always use sunscreen and moisturizer no matter the weather.  

Listening to what your skin asks for and practicing good skincare habits will make it easier for your skin to adjust to whatever the weather brings.

What measures to you take to care for your skin in extreme temperatures?


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