The season of cozy sweaters comes alongside the colder and much dryer air. And yes, this automatically reflects negatively onto your skin. That’s why today, we want to save you from skin troubles and show you how you can save your skin during the upcoming freezing months. According to dermatologists, it’s best to treat your skin not only according to its needs (duh), but also according to the season. With the changing of the seasons, your skin’s needs change. And since it’s crucial to give your skin what it requires, your routine must change and adapt with it. And we are not talking about throwing away all your products and buying new ones, no. Even the smallest changes in your routine can give amazing results. Here is what to tweak, in order to get the perfect autumn skincare routine.
The season of cozy sweaters comes alongside the colder and much dryer air.
The air gets super crispy and the harsh winds are constantly hitting your skin. And since we are freezing, a lot of us like to finish off the day with a blazing hot shower. All of these things lead to your skin feeling dryer, which consequently makes it more sensitive than normal. The skin is irritated, looks dull, redness and blotchiness appears, it can crack and break out. All things that are super uncomfortable. On the bright side, there are some ways you can minimize the effects of the cold weather.
The air gets super crispy and the harsh winds are constantly hitting your skin
The Best Autumn Skincare Routine
It’s time to start making some changes. Other than updating your haircut and wardrobe this autumn, it’s also a good idea to treat your skin. Other than not taking hot showers (seriously, it’s bad for your skin and hair), you also need to make some tweaks in your skincare (why not try skin cycling?). Here are some simple changes that dermatologists suggest you do, in order to keep your skin feeling and looking its best.
You need to make some tweaks in your skincare
It’s time to say goodbye to the lightweight moisturizer you’ve been using all summer. Now is the right time to start relying on moisturizer with bigger hydrating properties. A good idea is to look for thicker creams and ones that have ceramides in them. Ceramides are some of the most important lipids found in the human body. They are essentially the glue that helps to hold our skin cells all together and keeps the skin barrier healthy and intact. However, while they are found in our skin, they do need an extra boost during the colder months. So, keeping a healthy amount of ceramides is significant, as not only do they help keep the barrier intact, they also protect it and prevent any dryness or infections. Exactly what you need during the colder months.
It’s time to say goodbye to the lightweight moisturizer you’ve been using all summer
You can even go an extra set and add another layer of hydration in your routine. It’s just like layering clothes on. You can do this by adding a hyaluronic acid serum, essential oils, or hydrating masks. All of these can go alongside your moisturizer.
You can add a hyaluronic acid serum
While the skin on your face is usually our top priority, it’s important to not forget that your body also needs some extra love during the cold seasons. Especially if you have been neglecting it during all the summer fun. If your skin is starting to feel a little itchy, you notice white marks after you scratch yourself, or you feel like it’s irritated, it’s time to hydrate it. Make sure to get a nice hydrating lotion and use it as often as possible. Also take care of your hands with a good hand cream. And don’t forget the lips, some Vaseline can go a long way in keeping you hydrated.
It’s important to not forget that your body also needs some extra love
Now that the weather has gotten quite chilly, it’s time to start cutting out some of your stronger and stripping ingredients. This includes retinoids, glycolic acids and most acids in general. When it comes to exfoliation, it’s a tricky process. You can easily over exfoliate even during warmer weather and leave your skin feeling stripped. This leads to more cracks, dryness, and inflammation. If your skin gets very sensitive during the colder months, try to avoid such ingredients to the max and focus more on repairing the skin barrier rather than stripping it.
It’s time to start cutting out some of your stronger and stripping ingredients
If you want to maintain your summer glow even during the cold, gloomy fall months, you need some vitamin C. This vitamin is amazing for anti-aging. It helps to brighten the skin (no more dullness), boost collagen production, retains moisture and helps to protect your skin for external aggressors. Vitamin C is also amazing at repairing any potential long-term damage, such as damage from harmful UV rays you’ve been exposed to during the summer months.
Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin
Just because it’s finally cold, it doesn’t mean you should put your SPF away. No, no, no. It’s actually quite the opposite. SPF should be used during the whole year, and while you may think the fall and winter sun isn’t as harmful, that’s actually the exact opposite of the truth. Winter rays can be just, if not more, harmful. So, no matter if it’s time for summer skincare or autumn skincare, don’t forget to put on your sunscreen.
Just because it’s finally cold, it doesn’t mean you should put your SPF away
These were all the tips we have for you when it comes to tweaking your autumn skincare routine. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can change up your routine and enjoy healthy, glowing skin during the cold seasons.
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