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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 09 Apr 2022, 12:37 IST

How AC Affects Your Skin & Home Remedies To Prevent Dryness

An air conditioner causes more harm than good. Do you experience dry skin after spending hours in AC? Read on!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 09 Apr 2022, 12:37 IST
ac affects skin

Summers are here, and we can hardly step out of an air-conditioned room. It feels cool and comfortable to stay inside than go out and get roasted in the scorching heat. However, do you know that your air conditioner is causing you more harm than good? Well! Take a look!

How Does An Air Conditioner Harm Skin?

air conditioner at home

When you switch on the AC, it starts to bring down the temperature of the room. How does it do that? It absorbs the moisture in the room and makes it arid just like the deserts of Rajasthan. 

An air conditioner not only sucks the moisture in the air but also soaks up the hydration of our skin and hair. Hence, you must have observed that the longer you stay in an air-conditioned room, your skin feels drier and stretched.

It is particularly harmful to people who are already struggling with dry skin. AC makes skin flaky, itchy and irritated sometimes. The appliance elevates the skin disorders associated with dry skin.

We all know that water is essential for our bodies, and when the air inside the room gets robbed of hydrating molecules the topmost dermal layer becomes flaky. It cannot find a replacement and gets constantly deprived of water. As a result, your skin starts to experience wrinkles and creases.

Another issue with sitting in AC for a long time is that you walk out in the blazing sun. It causes stress to your skin, and it starts to degenerate. Other factors like pollution, dirt particles and dust further deteriorate the condition.

How To Prevent Skin From Drying Up Because Of AC?

Coconut Oil

coconut oil

Boasting emollient properties, Coconut oil is one of the best remedies to prevent dryness of the skin. It also helps to redo the damage even when your dermal layer starts to appear flaky. You can apply it directly to the affected area without the need of mixing it with any other thing.

Emollients in the oil fill the cracks of the skin and help it become smooth and soft. Coconut also contains fatty acids in their natural state. They maintain the hydration level of the skin. People with sensitive skin can use coconut oil without worrying about any side effects. 


Milk of cow or goat is beneficial for the skin. You can use it for bathing. In a tub of lukewarm water, add between 1 gallon and 3 gallons of milk. Soak yourself in the mixture for about 15-20 minutes. 

If you cannot buy this much quantity of milk for bathing. You can prepare the mixture in a small amount in a deep bowl. Women can also use a washcloth, dip it in the mixture and gently dab the body with it. After 10 minutes, you can rinse the body and apply oil or moisturiser after bathing.


avocado fruit

Cut avocado into half and make a mixture for your face. All you have to do is smash the fruit, add milk, honey and rose water, and apply it to the face. Leave it to dry and rinse off your face after 10 or 15 minutes. 

Avocado is rich in vitamin E and A. It has healing properties that help the skin regenerate and get better. It also protects the skin from UV rays and maintains the hydration level of the dermal layer. 

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Yoghurt is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is beneficial for skin as well as hair. In fact, people consume curd and yoghurt in the summer season to avoid dehydration. You can apply a thin layer of yoghurt on your face and affected areas of your body. Once it dries up, rinse it off with warm water.

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honey remedy

Honey (honey facial) is yet another effective ingredient that one can find at home quite easily. It prevents the skin from dehydrating and boasts antimicrobial properties. You can apply it directly to the face or other affected areas. Keep it for 10 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. 

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com