Fall into clearer skin this season
Tips for healthy, glowing skin during cold months
Fall season is here!
I’m definitely excited to break out the cute sweaters, jackets, and boots. And of course I’m thinking about how colder weather is gonna impact my skin and how I need to adjust my routine so I’m always clear and cocky. Specifically, cold weather can dry the skin out, leaving it flaky and irritated. Here are some ways to avoid that.
Invest in a room humidifier.
When it’s cold out, we heat up our living spaces and cars which can dry out the air. If you notice your skin is getting drier as the weather changes and you’re not sure why, try sleeping with a humidifier in your bedroom with the doors closed at night. This keeps a little moisture in the air so your skin can rest in a hydrated environment.
Keep drinking water.
Sometimes when the weather gets colder we slack on proper hydration because we aren’t sweating as much. Our bodies still need water even when we aren’t out in the sun. In fact, staying hydrated internally can help prevent your skin from drying out due to cold, dry air. Make sure you’re taking in half your body weight in ounces of water every day–so if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink at least 75 ounces of water. You can do it!
Moisturize your skin as needed.
Not using a moisturizer is one of the WORST things you can do to manage any skin condition. Pro tip: Look for hyaluronic acid, allantoin, and safflower oil in the ingredients list for best results.
Switch from a gel to cream-based cleanser
Speaking of moisture for the skin, gel-based cleansers tend to be more drying, especially in the cold months. Cream-based cleansers are typically reinforced with moisturizers to hydrate the skin while cleansing, which is exactly what your skin needs to glow year-round.
Get some rest!
Holiday parties and late-night gift wrapping can take time away from our beauty rest. You need 6 to 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep for your best skin. Skin renews and regenerates in your sleep—anything less will show up on your face.
I know it can be easier said than done because treating and preventing dry skin means a little more to do as part of your normal skincare routine and sometimes you’d rather skip it all and go straight to bed! We know it’s not just us! Stepping up your skincare routine to stay moisturized and glowing in the cold months doesn’t have to be a huge chore—but it does boil down to your daily habits.