If you have been on skiing holidays before, you must have noticed how good the cold, dry air and the exercise are for you. Thereâs something that’s good about dry air, when it comes to your skin. Bacteria cannot grow in dry air, and most germs are unable to function well if there is not enough moisture in the air. Since it is a fact that skin irritations are almost always caused by bacteria, dry air has a soothing effect on the skin because it stops the growth of bacteria.
Exercise, on the other hand, exposes your skin to air and light, and this makes your skin less moist. Again, without moisture, bacteria cannot grow, and hence, your skin irritation goes away. So, exercise and dry air together can be very pleasant with a skin irritation.
Dry climate also has another utility. It lets your blood coagulate quickly, so that if there is any bleeding or inflammation, you quickly get coagulated blood with fewer chances of infection at the wound.
This can be very soothing for skin irritations, because bleeding wounds can quickly become pus-filled and cause trouble. Dry air prevents this from happening.
So, when you are on holidays, try and take in that dry air on your skin as much as possible. You will have fewer infections, fewer irritations and a much more soothing effect on your skin. Add to that the amount of extra exercise you naturally undergo during holidays, especially sports holidays, and you will come home with a much better, less irritating skin, and better humor.