When you Travel, Keep in Mind...High Altitude Skin Care

What you don't know can hurt you! Did you know...

That for every 1,000 foot increase in elevation, UV radiation levels increase by 10-20%? 
Or that high-altitude climates often have low humidity levels at around 18%-20%, lower than a desert climate? 
And… skin begins to lose moisture when humidity drops below 60% (anywhere)? 


To make skin matters worse, high-alpine weather is also typically cold -even more so in winter- and your body further dehydrates when it struggles to stay warm.  The loss of moisture can quickly lead to inflammation and irritation, while intense levels of radiation can lead to premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer.

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