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Temperature and Acne

I am interested in knowing how hot climates like summer in Australia worsen the acne condition. I believe that optimum living environment temperature 23-26 degree C, good bowel movements and stools in early morning, some exercise, drinking plently of water., avoiding cars and petrochemical fumes, strong sunlight should help considerably in solving the problem.

Stress is another factor among the known causes along with the problem of body heat.

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Hi Mel,

I live in the sweltering south of the southern U.S.

We have strong heat and high humidity - and yes, it does affect my acne quite a bit. Unfortunately, I can't quite remember how to compare celsius versus fahrenheit - I think 23c is around 70-75f - if so, then yes that is a good temp. But our summers are more like 95-100f with 100% humidity. Extremely stifling.

I've had several opportunities to be around areas that are more desert like - say Arizona - where the temps are incredibly high but the humidity is non-existent. My skin responds MUCH better without humidity. The desert heat there is so strong that as soon as you sweat, it evaporates.

Where I live - it's so humid that I can walk out the door to my car and I'll feel sticky before I can even get into my car. Doing things like gardening or cutting the grass ensures a break out of acne - even if I go in and shower or cleanse my face as soon as possible.

How humid is it where you are? When I lived by the ocean, we still had humidity but my acne was not nearly as bad. Just another reason for me to consider living by a coastal city again... smile.gif

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Where I live, we have cold winters and hot summers. I've noticed acne is more of a problem in summer. I think it's because the colder temperatures of winter cause me to burn more calories, to maintain body temperature. I have to lower my caloric intake at the onset of summer, to help prevent acne.

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Interesting topic. A few months ago I moved from a samll not very hot town to a big extremely hot city, and it has definitely affected my skin in a horrible way. The air is way less clean and it gets to be 95-110 Ferenheight (sp?) here. I hate it, I'm hoping to move somewhere nice and cold and rainy soon...

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Hi Mel,

I live in the sweltering south of the southern U.S.

We have strong heat and high humidity - and yes, it does affect my acne quite a bit. Unfortunately, I can't quite remember how to compare celsius versus fahrenheit - I think 23c is around 70-75f - if so, then yes that is a good temp. But our summers are more like 95-100f with 100% humidity. Extremely stifling.

I've had several opportunities to be around areas that are more desert like - say Arizona - where the temps are incredibly high but the humidity is non-existent. My skin responds MUCH better without humidity. The desert heat there is so strong that as soon as you sweat, it evaporates.

Where I live - it's so humid that I can walk out the door to my car and I'll feel sticky before I can even get into my car. Doing things like gardening or cutting the grass ensures a break out of acne - even if I go in and shower or cleanse my face as soon as possible.

How humid is it where you are? When I lived by the ocean, we still had humidity but my acne was not nearly as bad. Just another reason for me to consider living by a coastal city again... smile.gif

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