Summer in DC is humid, and this month has been no exception. This has had us wondering how the humidity effects our skin. Research has shown that a little humidity can be a good thing for keeping your skin soft and hydrated – however, when the water in the air tops 50 percent or more, it can leave your complexion sweaty and shiny and can even lead to breakouts. To combat the humidity we suggest using an oil-free moisturizer with a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15 to protect against UV exposure from the sun, a common threat in hot and humid climates. Stay cool!