Swap your light weight summer staples for a few richer options
Winter skin care is critical to your skin’s health in terms of it’s elasticity and good standing. Winter brings cooler weather (sweater weather and peppermint everything!) and a drop in humidity, which makes for dry, stale air and even drier skin. To avoid the itch fest, here are the six top tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated for the Fall.
Say goodbye to the lightweight, oil-free moisturizer – it’s time to bulk up with a heftier hydrator. Try a moisturising cream made with ceramides, which are the “essential and healthy fatty acids that occur naturally in the skin but need to be replenished during the colder months. Also, don’t forget to apply moisturizer under the lower lash line to avoid starting of wrinkles and to ensure skin cell turnover.
Winter skin care is important because the skin may start to feel dry and itchy due to the reduced amount of moisture in the air to help hydrate. Loading up on hydration — from head to toe. Moisturizers both provide a protective barrier over the skin, allowing it to retain hydration and draw in hydration to the outer skin layer.
Boost the hydration in your home by adding your own moisturizer to the mix with the help of a humidifier. Turn it on as soon as you put the heat on for best results.
Just because you may not be laying on the beach, doesn’t mean you can forget the sunscreen for the winter months. Facial sunscreen is a daily essential even in winter—especially since overcast days can make you forget that sun rays are still beaming down on you. Use a facial moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 15 and reapply every couple of hours if you’re going to step outside.
It’s so important to carry a good hand cream in the colder months. Put it in your purse so you have access to it at all times.
One tell-tale sign of cold weather is dry dull skin. Any number of moisturizers and serums are not enough to tackle the issue. Indulge is a good facial that will remove dry skin and hydrate your skin to keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing.
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