Hu­mid Mey­dan Beach

CLEO (Malaysia) - - ORIGINS SPECIAL -

A pop­u­lar spot in the Dubai Ma­rina district, Mey­dan fea­tures an el­e­gant stretch of sand with stun­ning in­fin­ity pools, din­ing ar­eas, gym, and spa. As it’s near a wa­ter source, the air in the area is muggy. “When hu­mid­ity is high, skin uses its own nat­u­ral humec­tants (nat­u­ral mois­tur­is­ing fac­tors) to pull wa­ter from the en­vi­ron­ment to its sur­face, to help keep it hy­drated,” says Dr Mehmet Oz, car­dio­tho­racic sur­geon and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity. How­ever, the stick­i­ness ex­pe­ri­enced in high hu­mid­ity is caused by sweat ac­cu­mu­lated on the skin that couldn’t evap­o­rate be­cause of the mois­ture in the air. This layer of sweat then mixes with bac­te­ria and nat­u­ral oils on the skin and forms a mag­ni­fy­ing glass-like sur­face that may am­plify sun dam­age on the skin.

Tourists

en­joy­ing the heat. The view from where

we sat for lunch.

All smiles as I take in the gor­geous view.

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