I had a skin analysis done very recently at a Biotherm event. The beauty consultant used this device to measure the sebum levels on both my cheeks and ended up looking very puzzled.
She did the test twice and then asked me a very strange question. Did I sleep with my right side facing the air conditioning?
My surprised answer was yes.
Apparently, the right side of my face has lower sebum levels than the left side of my face i.e. the right side was drier. I found this absolutely fascinating!
This means that the air-conditioning has been stripping the oils and moisture from my skin but mainly from one side only – the side facing the air-conditioner. My primary concern upon learning this, was to figure out therefore that I’d have to ensure that I moisturize and treat the right side of my face more carefully, so I don’t end up with lopsided skin aging :P Yes, vanity thy name is woman!
I can’t move the air-conditioner or my bed so paying attention to how I moisturize my skin was how I planned to address it.
It might be worth noting that heaters too tend to dry out the air and skin so if you sleep with a heater on one side, it might be worth taking note of it, and checking to see its effects on your skin.
If you too have the air-conditioning blowing at one side of you as you sleep, it might be worth paying a little bit of attention to the condition of your skin on that side too and if you can, perhaps reposition your bed so you don’t end up with the air-conditioner drying out just one side of your face :)
Ideally of course, we shouldn’t sleep in an air-conditioned room so we don’t dry out at all. But I can’t do that … and I’m sure many of you can’t either, given a choice ;)