The temperature is dropping and the weather is changing… its fall! We are quick to pull out those sweaters and cozy covers, but all too often we forget about our skin. Here’s 3 pieces of advice to give your skin that extra TLC she needs this season.
Developing a seasonal routine
It is now than ever. Whether were outside bearing the frigid winds or inside warming up near the heater, our skin is facing increasingly dryer environments during the winter!
The best thing we can do is respond to this change and develop a seasonal skin care routine! The cleanser you use in the warmer months, to rid you skin of excess oils and sweat, may leave your skin feeling stripped during this season.
Be Aware of Your Water Intake
It’s the piece of advice that everyone gives, but all of us have such a hard time following. Our skin contains about 64% water (forefrontdermatology.com) so it only makes sense that we give it a sufficient amount of water to make it flourish! As previously mentioned the fall and winter are drying, leading to more easily dehydrated skin. Adequate water consumption can help encourage blood flow to the skin, therefore helping to aid in your skin’s dull appearance
This in combination with that magnificent routine you developed, will leave you gleaming and glowing.
Turn Down that Temp
When the temperature drops our number one goal is to stay cozy. We turn to warmer drinks, higher thermostats and obligatory hotter baths/showers, (this is the wrong turn!!). Increased water temperatures can play just as big of a role in dehydrating our skin as the cold weather outside. Although it is tempting to spend some additional time in that extra hot water, it is doing more harm than good! This isn’t just a PSA for your face, this piece of advice applies to every inch of your skin from head to toe. As we power through these cooler temps, attempt to lessen both the warmth of your water as well as the amount of time you spend in it. To help combat this skin dehydration, experiment with face and body oils.