One thing about seasonal changes is they are rarely sudden. When living in a temporal climate, there’s no guarantee that the temperature on October 1 will be the same on November 1— the latter day could be 25 degrees colder! That means we need to be ready to advance our health and skincare regimens to the next season, even if the calendar hasn’t caught up to the weather.
During the winter your skin becomes irritable and dry from the harsh weather conditions and changing temperatures. It can be difficult to keep you face polished and moisturized while keeping it clean and fresh. With the help of Health.com, allow us to provide you with some steps to looking your best, no matter the weather!
For a cleanser it is important to use one that isn’t abrasive on your face. Opt for cream-based cleansers before intense deep-cleaning and drying foam options. Creams will leave your face still feeling soft while removing makeup, impurities, and bacteria.
Also, limit exfoliation as much as possible. This will cause excess drying. If you simply must exfoliate, use options without harsh beads. These beads can tear the skin and making your face look worse if used too frequently. Look for products that contain salicylic acid as it naturally exfoliates.
After cleansing in the evening, apply a night cream to your face. Neutratone is a good option as it hydrates and conditions while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation with the ingredients: retinol and hyaluronic acid.
But the most important step? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Apply a moisturizer day and night. This will be your best friend in the winter. There are lots of options out there that can work with dry, oily, and combination skin.
It’s crucial to still protect your skin from the sun even in winter. Apply sunscreen daily after your morning routine to prevent damage from UVA/UVB rays. Select a daily moisturizer with SPF to limit your steps in the morning and save some time. Wearing sunscreen daily helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines and is especially important if your skin is fair or sensitive.
What you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your face. Make sure you have a rich supply of Vitamin D-3. D-3 helps your body absorb other vital nutrients and most importantly, vitamin C. Take capsules or consume in your daily diet of both for radiant and glowing skin all year round. Also, remember to drink plenty of water throughout your day. Water is key to your skin’s elasticity.
If your face is still looking rough, and you are in the mood to be pampered, try getting a facial. There are lots of great options that can be tailored to your skin type.